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Professor Shippee honored with Vatican II award for ecumenism

Dr. Steven Shippee, SHST associate professor of systematic theology, is the 2012 recipient of the Milwaukee Archbishop’s Vatican II Award for Service in Ecumenism.

Shippee not only teaches courses in ecumenism and world religions, but he is also the co-founder and chairperson of the School’s Ecumenical and Interreligious Task Force.

Shippee commented, “Jesus’ own prayer to the Father in John 17, ‘that we may live as one’ (‘ut unum sint’), is my greatest motivation.  It reminds me that all of our work for unity is rooted, ultimately, in the eternal unity of the Father and the Son.”

Shippee will be presented with the award Tuesday, Oct. 23 at a special ceremony with Milwaukee’s Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki.

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