Save the date: Transforming Ecumenism – ”listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches”(Rev 2:7)
Transforming Ecumenism – ”listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches”
(Rev 2:7) International Conference on Receptive Ecumenism 22 – 25 June 2020
, Sigtuna, Sweden.
This conference will be the fifth academic conference following those held in England (2006
and 2009), in the United States (2014) and in Australia (2017). 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.
Receptive Ecumenism is a fresh ecumenical methodology emphasizing receptivity, learning, and
listening. Since its inception, the concept has taken root in many diverse contexts around the globe.
It is described as a third way ecumenism focusing on conversion and renewal in the search for
unity among the Churches. This conference will continue the ecclesiological reparative, criticalconstructive
task of ecumenical ecclesiology.Some of the invited conference speakers are:
Cardinal Anders Arborelius OCD, Catholic diocese of Stockholm, Sweden
Rev Dr Mathew Chandrankunnel, CMI, Ecumenical Christian Center, Bangalore, India
Rev Anthony Currer, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Rome
Rev Dr Susan Durber, United Reformed Church, Moderator of the Faith and Order Commission, WCC
Rev Sven-Erik Fjellström, Church of Sweden
Dr Sara Gehlin, Helsinki University, Finland
Rev Peter Halldorf, The Pentecostal Alliance of Independent churches, Sweden
Most Rev Dr Antje Jackelén, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden
Rev Dr Karin Johannesson, bishop elect Diocese of Uppsala, Church of Sweden
Prof Paul D. Murray, Durham University, UK
Dr Antonia Pizzey, Australian Catholic University, BrisbaneCall for papers will be sent out during the first quarter of 2019.
More information will be distributed later. In the meantime, please contact Olle Kristenson,
Director for Ecumenical Theology at the Christian Council of Sweden: Local conference hosts
: Christian Council of Sweden, the Sigtuna Foundation and the University College Stockholm