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Welcome to the website of the Interchurch Families International Network.

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People come to this site to learn more about marriages across denominational lines, be it because they live, or have a family member or friend in, such a marriage; or to know what the churches are learning and saying about such marriages. More and more, people are coming here to discover the riches and joy to be found in sharing in each other's church traditions, and worshipping as much as possible together in each other's churches.

We who live such marriages are today gathering in groups and Associations in various countries. We lend support to each other, share information, and discuss how to live the often painful and confusing situations arising out of the divisions in the churches.  We seek  to grow in Christian unity, and become for our churches an ever-greater gift of healing of the scandal of disunity.

This site provides rich resources for this journey. Of these, the Journal, produced over a period of more than 10 years, and reflecting the experiences of interchurch families and the theology which undergirds their journey, must be counted among the most valuable.

The Interchurch Families International Discussion Group enables us to share joys and sorrows, to discuss ways of dealing with immediate issues which arise as a consequence of living our marital unity within churches which are divided.  Feel free to join.

Enjoy and, if you have comments or questions, please contact me, Ray Temmerman, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

   

This page is hosted on the website of the Interchurch Families International Network.  This hosting is offered because Ray Temmerman, site administrator, and his wife Fenella, believe that climate change is rapidly becoming THE pro-life issue of our time, a situatio so grave that if we do not take action, we will see tremendous devastation of the earth and hence of the people who populate the land.

Laudato Si, the 2015 encyclical by Pope Francis, is one of many efforts not only to call this matter to the attention of the people of this world, but to encourage people to think about the part they can play in response, and to energize them to take action, for the common good.

Below you will find resources which you can use yourself and share with others, to learn about what the Catholic Church is saying on the matter, and to help draw people's attention and action to it.  Please feel free to pass on the link for this page, and to apply the resources found here.

 

Laudato Si, a papal encyclical by Pope Francis

Introduction to Laudata Si, by Jacqui Remond

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