Road map for dialogue

12 June 2014 | by Philippa Hitchen

Receptive ecumenism conference

Church leaders, theologians and ecumenists from the six continents met in the United States this week and demonstrated that discourse between the different denominations is thriving thanks to an approach developed in Britain When the concept of receptive ecumenism first surfaced at a conference in the north-east of England in 2006, the formal Anglican-Catholic dialogue was suffering from visible fatigue, with critics questioning the point of even continuing a conversation that seemed to be plagued by new and insurmountable obstacles at every turn.But the new ecumenical strategy suggested that instead of struggling over the problems that divide us, why don’t we look instead at our own internal challenges and see what we just might be able to learn from those with very different chur

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