17 January 2024, The Tablet

Ecumenism’s new horizon

by Linda Hogan

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Ecumenism’s new horizon

While a new perspective in the goal of Christian unity that embraces diversity has emerged in recent years, more work is needed to include the burgeoning non-denominational Churches

Sceptics often ask whether a century of ecumenical activity has brought Christians any closer to the goal of full visible unity. But in recent years the traditional goal of ecumenism has been reframed. What is now hoped for might be better described as “full communion in continuing real diversity”.


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