I have just returned from a trip to Europe. I was blessed to spend a few days with an ecumenical community in Germany called Basisgemeinde visiting an Australian friend who lives with his family and about 40 other people in the community that shares life, prayer, work and resources. They began their community in response to the ecumenical fervour after Vatican II. For nearly fifty years they have lived a shared life and prayer that holds Christian community based on gospel values paramount. In this 500th year after the Protestant reformation it caused me to ask how we are doing in the ecumenical endeavour.