United Church of Santa Fe, Santa Fe NM
Workshop C5: Going Deeper for the Common Ground: Developing Authentic Ecumenical Relationships
Rev. Talitha Arnold was called as the Pastor for the newly-formed United Church of Santa Fe (United Church of Christ) in 1987. Over the last 29 years, the church has grown from 90 to 350 members and is known for its vital worship and educational ministries, outreach to the wider community, mental health advocacy, and “Desert Faith” ministries. A native of Arizona, Arnold is graduate of Yale Divinity School and Pomona College. Ordained in the United Church of Christ, she served as the interim Associate University Chaplain for Yale and also with UCC congregations in Connecticut and Arizona. Her publications include Worship for Vital Congregations (Pilgrim Press), essays in the Feasting on the Word lectionary series, and articles for The Christian Century, NPR’s All Things Considered, The New Mexican, Albuquerque Journal, and the UCC’s “Still Speaking” devotionals. She is currently working on A Desert Faith for a Desert Time, funded by the Louisville Institute. She was a founding member of Santa Fe’s Children’s and Youth Commission and Habitat for Humanity. She has received the United Church of Christ Antoinette Brown Award for outstanding women clergy, Yale Divinity School’s “Outstanding Recent Alum,” a Lilly Endowment clergy grant, and Santa Fe’s “Ten Who Made a Difference” and Human Rights awards.
Going Deeper for the Common Ground: Developing Authentic Interfaith Relations
How do we reach across the lines that separate Christians as Catholics and Protestants? In a time when our country is marked by division, how do people of different faith traditions build bridges? Most importantly how do we do so with integrity and authenticity? A Roman Catholic Priest and a Protestant woman Minister share their insights and experiences. They also invite you to reflect on your own experiences and insights.