Receptive Ecumenism in view of the Royal Commission into the Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

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    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event4th International Conference on Receptive Ecumenism - University House, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Duration: 06 Nov 201709 Nov 2017 (Call for abstracts)


    Conference4th International Conference on Receptive Ecumenism
    Abbreviated titleLeaning into the Spirit: discernment, decision-making and reception
    OtherThe 4th International Conference on Receptive Ecumenism will be held at University house, Australian National University, Canberra, from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 November, 2017.

    The context, in terms of both place and time, will make the Fourth International Conference on Receptive Ecumenism an extremely significant event.

    It will be the first major international ecumenical gathering in Australia since the Seventh Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Canberra in 1991.

    Also, it will come at an auspicious time. It will commence just six days after the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg – the event that marks the beginning of the Reformation and the consequent divisions in the Western Church.

    This conference will be the successor to, and build upon the work of, three similar conferences that have been held in England (2006 and 2009) and in the United States (2014). Those earlier conferences introduced the basic idea of receptive ecumenism, firstly within the Catholic tradition and then more broadly across a wide range of Christian traditions. Since its inception, the concept has taken root in many diverse contexts around the globe.
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