The Prayer Service for Christian Unity and Annual Figel Address were held on February 2, 2011 at Howard University Divinity School. During this service, C.M.E. Bishop Thomas L. Hoyt, Jr., former president of the National Council of Churches, received the Consortium’s Ecumenism Award and gave his address: “Lessons of a Fanatical Ecumenist.”
In addition, Father John Crossin, Executive Director of the Washington Theological Consortium and Dean Pollard of Howard Divinity School were present, as well as students from across the Consortium. Refreshments and fellowship time in Howard’s beautiful gallery of Ethiopian art followed the service.
The Order of Service was adapted from the Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute: A Ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement.