Visioning Ecumenism Seminar on In Search of an Irish Church

The Irish School of Ecumenics hosted an expert seminar on ‘In Search of an Irish Church’ on Wednesday 2 November in the Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin. The seminar is the second in a series of three in the School’s IRCHSS-funded ‘Visioning 21st Century Ecumenism’ research project (2009-2011).

Speakers included:

Peter de Mey, Professor of Roman Catholic eccelesiology and ecumenism at KU Leuven, on ‘The Nature and Mission of the Church:  A Global Perspective’

A Roundtable discussion on ‘The Irish Perspective’ with Adrian Cristea (Integration Officer with the Irish Council of Churches and Irish Inter-Church Meeting), Mark Patrick Hederman (Abbot of Glenstal Abbey), and Anne Thurston (author and doctoral candidate at the Irish School of Ecumenics, TCD)

Andrew Pierce, Assistant Professor of Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies at the Irish School of Ecumenics, TCD, on ‘The Ecclesial Shape of Repentance’

The third and final seminar will be:

Embedded Memory and the Theological Contours of Division – 19 December

‘Unfinished History: Religion and Identity in Ireland,’ Marianne Elliot

‘The Theological Contours of Division,’ Alan Ford

‘The Churches and Embedded Memory,’ Oliver Rafferty

The seminar series is free and lunch will be provided. To register, please RSVP

You can download a poster about the series here.