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  • November 23, 2010

    Thanksgiving for My Many Blessings

    Friends:

    As I enter now into a period of transition to a new–and as yet undetermined–position, I am grateful for the 13 years I have spent as Director of the Consortium. As I prepare to leave next June, I have a host of memories and many things to be thankful for.

    Many people have been most kind to me over this extended period of time. I have met with great hospitality–and wonderful collaboration in our search for Christian Unity.

    It has been a little surprising to me how much people identify me with the Consortium. I guess this happens naturally if you stay as long as I have. [There are no current members of the Board of Trustees or the Council of Academic Deans who were in office when I became Director in 1998.]

    I think of the Consortium as a large group of people in 17 different institutions who are seeking Christian unity and inter religious understanding.

    The Consortium is people in dialogue and collaboration.
    I have been happy–most days– to be a facilitator of this dialogue.

    Let us continue to pray for one another and for the Consortium as we begin this time of transition.

    A blessed Thanksgiving.

    Peace,
    John