Receptive Ecumenism

Receptive Ecumenism 22 – 25 JUNE 2020, SIGTUNA, SWEDEN

The fifth international conference on Receptive Ecumenism will continue exploring the ecclesiological reparative, critical constructive task of ecumenical ecclesiology that was introduced in the previous conferences. 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.

At this conference, we hope to take this process a step further as we will reflect on the transformative impact of Receptive Ecumenism as an instrument for ecclesial transformation. To which extend are the churches willing to “listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches” (Rev 2:7)? As in the previous conferences, we will have the opportunity to listen to our keynote speakers in plenaries as well as to paper presentations in a number of parallel sessions.

Some of the invited conference speakers are:
Cardinal Anders Arborelius OCD, Catholic diocese of Stockholm, Sweden
Rev Dr Sofia Camnerin, Stockholm School of Theology, 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, Faith and Order Commission, WCC
Dr Sara Gehlin, Helsinki University, Finland
Rev Peter Halldorf, The Pentecostal Alliance of Independent Churches, Sweden
Most Rev Dr Antje Jackelén, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden
Rt Rev Dr 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, CEC
Dr Antonia Pizzey, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane
Prof Cecil M Robeck Jr, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, USA
Prof Risto Saarinen, Helsinki University, Finland

Registration can be done from December 2, 2019. Please note, that the Sigtuna Foundation, will also offer accommodation and meals for all participants. Thus, no hotel room needs to be booked separately. Register here.

For more information, Call for papers and program: Fifth International Conference on Receptiv Ecumenism in Sigtuna 2020

For further questions about the conference, please contact Olle Kristenson, Theological advisor at the Christian Council of Sweden: [email protected]