A Tent of Learning – A Society for Ecumenical Studies event

A Society for Ecumenical Studies event on Saturday 23 September 2023 from 10.30 am to 5 pm.

Saturday 23 September 2023 from 10.30 am to 5 pm.

Seven speakers from different Christian traditions will reflect together on how a church can be truly “synodal”.

This full day of conversation and exploration about the interrelationship between ecclesial conversion and renewal and pathways in Receptive Ecumenism extends the work of the 21-23 June Durham symposium, ‘Learning on the Way: Receptive Ecumenism and the Catholic Synodal Pathway’.

The keynote speaker is CTE Trustee and former Church of England National Ecumenical Officer, Rev Dr Callan Slipper.

Other contributors include:

  • Prof Paul D. Murray and Dr Gregory Ryan, Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University
  • Rev Dr Liz Kent, Director, Wesley Study Centre, St John’s College, Durham
  • Prof. Wolfgang Vondey, Professor of Christian Theology and Pentecostal Studies, University of Birmingham
  • Rev Prof. Paul S. Fiddes, FBA, Professor of Systematic Theology, Oxford, and Principal Emeritus and Senior Research Fellow, Regent’s Park College, Oxford
  • Rev Dr Julie Gittoes, Vicar of St Mary’s and Christ Church Hendon, Area Dean of Barnet
  • Rev Philip Brooks, Deputy General Secretary for Mission, former Secretary for Ecumenical and Inter-faith relations, and Co-Chair of the URC/Catholic Dialogue
  • Clare Scott Booth, former Clerk of Britain Yearly Meeting (2019-2021) and Elaine Green, Clerk of the Quaker Committee for Christian and Interfaith Relations
  • Dr Clare Watkins, Reader, Coordinator of the Theology and Action Research Network, and of the UK Practical Theology Network, Research Centre for Practical Philosophy, Theology and Religion, University of Roehampton
  • Fr Dragos Herescu, Principal of the Institute for Orthodox Studies, Cambridge

Seven tradition-specific briefing papers were distributed and reflected on by all the participants in advance of the June symposium and are now available at: https://tinyurl.com/CCSLotW. All who intend to share in ‘A Tent of Learning’ will benefit by closely engaging these briefing papers in advance of our time pitching tent together.

Venue: London Jesuit Centre, 114 Mount Street, London W1K 3AY

Download the draft programme for this event.

Download a poster for the event.

This event is hosted by the Society for Ecumenical Studies and the Centre for Catholic Studies, University of Durham.

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