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A Brief History of the Institute
Founded as Graymoor Ecumenical Institute in 1967 as a manifestation of the Friars of the Atonement historic charism promoting Christian unity, and strengthened by the teachings of the Second Vatican Council of the Catholic Church, the Institute became committed to the contemporary movements for reconciliation and renewal among Christian churches and communities. Originally housed at Graymoor in Garrison, New York, the Institute moved to the ecumenical setting of the Interchurch Center in New York City in 1986. In 1991, in response to developments in both the Institute and the wider ecumenical scene, Graymoor Ecumenical Institute became Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute, demonstrating an additional commitment to dialogue between people of different religions.

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