Responding to the Reformation 

Luther logo flipped and croppeRoughly every three years the National Ecumenical Officers organise a conference for all Ecumenical Officers. This year it focuses on the Reformation and will be open to all those working ecumenically at county (eg diocesan, district, synodical etc) and national levels.

Responding to the Reformation will take place from lunchtime on Monday 16 to lunchtime on Wednesday 18 October 2017  at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire. As soon as one is available, you will be able to download a draft programme below. Book for the conference now! (Delay and it becomes more expensive.)

The programme

The conference is structured around the Presidents' Five 'R's:

  • Remembering: living with the legacy of the Reformations – Mark Chapman, Professor of the History of Modern Theology at Oxford University (more information here and here)

  • Repenting: fragmentation and mission – speaker to be confirmed

  • Reforming – Jeremy Worthen, Secretary for Ecumenical Relations and Theology of the Church of England's Council for Christian Unity

  • Reconciling: the ministry of Christ – panel discussion, participants to be confirmed

  • Rejoicing in the patience of God: the joy of the Gospel – Jan McFarlane, Bishop of Repton

There will also, we hope, be a session giving an Orthodox view of the Reformation and there will be workshops. These are to be confirmed but we hope that some of our speakers may be able to offer a workshop.

Workshops confirmed are:

Living with the legacy of the Reformation: John O'Toole (National Ecumenical Officer and Secretary to the Department for Dialogue and Unity of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales) and David Cornick (General Secretary of Churches Together in England).

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