In 2017, Charles Sturt University and the Australian Catholic University co-hosted the Fourth International Conference on Receptive Ecumenism in Canberra, Australia. This conference was a successor to conferences in Durham and Connecticut and built on ideas that were expressed at these conferences. Receptive Ecumenism is a method of ecumenism that focuses on learning from dialogue partners rather than being preoccupied with teaching dialogue partners. Paul Murray, the originator of Receptive Ecumenism, claims that productive ecumenical dialogue begins with introspection and an awareness of one’s own deficiencies and the possibility that one’s dialogue partner can assist to correct these deficiencies. It is claimed that this process leads to ongoing shared learning and improvement.
|Title of host publication||Leaning into the spirit|
|Subtitle of host publication||Ecumenical perspectives on discernment and decision-making in the church|
|Editors||Virginia Miller, David Moxon, Stephen Pickard|
|Place of Publication||Switzerland|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Name||Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue|