This year, Catholics and Lutherans will jointly look back on events of the Reformation 500 years ago. "At the same time, they will also reflect on 50 years of official ecumenical dialogue on the worldwide level. During this time, the communion they share anew has continued to grow," according to “From Conflict to Communion,” an official document from the Report of the Lutheran–Roman Catholic Commission on Unity.

In Baton Rouge, Catholic Archbishop Alfred Hughes and Lutheran Bishop Mike Rinehart will participate in a dialogue on “Reformation: 500 Years — Lessons Learned.”

This event, sponsored by the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at St. George Catholic Church, 7808 St. George Drive. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Optional tours of the new sanctuary at St. George will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

The dialogue will focus on the Five Ecumenical Imperatives identified in "From Conflict to Communion."

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