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Receptive Ecumenism 5th International Conference

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Transforming Ecumenism - "listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches" (Rev 2:7)

Monday 22 – Thursday 25 June 2020, Sigtuna, Sweden.

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Registration: online at this link

NCCA Sponsorship to attend Conference

NCCA Sponsorship for a young adult to attend this Conference is offered through the Ronald Wilson Ecumenical Leadership Fund.

We encourage a young church person (35 and under) to apply for assistance. Please visit the NCCA website page Ronald Wilson Ecumenical Leadership Fund for more information. NB: The sponsorship will cover the Conference fee and full accommodation, all meals included. It will not cover the travel cost. 

About the Conference

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, critical constructive task of ecumenical ecclesiology.

Some of the invited conference speakers are:

  • Cardinal Anders Arborelius OCD, Catholic diocese of Stockholm, Sweden
  • Rev Dr Sofia Camnerin, Stockholm School of Theology/University College 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 UK, 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
  • Rev Dr Cyril Hovorun, Stockholm School of Theology (Sankt Ignatios Theological Academy), Stockholm, Sweden
  • Most Rev Dr Antje Jackelén, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden
  • Rt Rev Karin Johannesson, Bishop of the Diocese of Uppsala, Church of Sweden
  • Prof Paul D. Murray, Durham University, UK
  • Prof Ivana Noble, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Ms Aikaterini Pekridou, Executive Secretary for Theological Dialogue, Conference of European Churches, Brussels, Belgium
  • Dr Antonia Pizzey, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane Australia
  • Rev Dr Peniel Rajkumar, World Council of Churches, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Prof Cecil M Robeck Jr, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA
  • Prof Risto Saarinen, Helsinki University, Finland
  • Rt Rev Chediel Sendoro, Bishop of the Mwanga Diocese, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania
  • Rev Dr Johannes Zeiler, Church of Sweden

Further information:

Please contact Olle Kristenson, Theological advisor at the Christian Council of Sweden E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information about Receptive Ecumenism visit the website   

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