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The Order Portal

The Order Portal serves as a single point of entry to resources developed by and available to colleagues of the OE/EI/ICA Community. Click on a link below to explore a website or blog or to subscribe to one of the listservs.


Dedicated to making available the stories, materials and forward thinking of those who have worked with OE (the Order: Ecumenical), EI (the Ecumenical Institute) and ICA (the Institute of Cultural Affairs) over the last five decades.

See Completions for remembrances and celebrations of completed lives.

This takes you to the collections developed by the ICA Archive Team of the work of the O:E, the EI and the ICA.

In addition to interchange afforded by the OE Community listserv (see below) a rhythm of informal gatherings has emerged. The most recent of a series of gatherings going back to 2000, these “Springboard Gatherings” have involved an informal and fluid group of colleagues who have met to learn about one another’s work, explore connections and synergies, and to consider the nature and future of our global network. The first meeting was held in Denver, Colorado the weekend of March 30, 31 and April 1, 2007. 25 people with a history and/or interest in the Order Ecumenical attended in person and 40+ others were paying attention online. Springboard II was held July 16–18 at Abbey North in Haliburton, Ontario. Springboard III was just held at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in North Carolina. 40 colleagues attended.

You can read reports from these three meetings elsewhere in the Repository, at


  • Resurgence Publishing . Order copies of Bending History: Selected Talks of Joseph Wesley Mathews and Brother Joe: A 20th Century Apostle. Also see a JWM photo slide show.


  • The Earthrise Listserv An experiment in virtual community. Its aim is to provide regular rehearsals of the wonder and depth of Spirit through brief reflections written by members and delivered by e-mail. While many earthrise members have a history with the Ecumenical Institute and the Institue of Cultural Affairs, there is interest to expand the community beyond those boundaries. If you would like to join, or you are a member and would like to invite others to join, contact the moderator, Terry Bergdall at

  • Global March for Climate Action, Sept 6, 2014:
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