Welcome from the Director


Dear friends,


Welcome to the website of the Huffington Ecumenical Institute (HEI).


HEI focuses on issues of interest to all Christian people. We seek to provide a home on the West Coast where Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and Christians of all denominations can gather, exchange dialogue, share fellowship, and pray together. We invite clergy, laity, faculty, students, and the general public to join our conversations. It is our hope and prayer that open and honest dialogue might serve as viable help in progress towards reconciliation in fulfillment of Jesus’ prayer to the Father, “that they all may be one.” (John 17:21).


I am delighted to have the privilege to serve Loyola Marymount University as director of HEI. To get a sense of who we are and what we have done, I invite you to browse our web site. You’ll find photos and videos of all our events on topics such as women and the Church, icons and images, ecumenical dialogue after Vatican II, and Christian family life. Please visit us frequently for updates.



Nicholas Denysenko, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theological Studies

Director, Huffington Ecumenical Institute

Loyola Marymount University

(310) 568-6235