Ten years after the formation of Christian Churches Together in the USA, a broad-based church unity group, some of its members hope for an "ecumenical spring."
Stephen J. Sidorak Jr., ecumenical staff officer of the United Methodist Church, said, "I would like to think of it as an ecumenical spring. I think that there's the potential for the ecumenical movement to be more alive than it's ever been because it will be more inclusive."
The group's leaders plan to use the 50th anniversary in 2013 of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" to pursue anti-poverty projects with houses of worship unlike their own.
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