‘Grace-filled Opportunity’

An excerpt from the Archbishop of Canterbury’s message to Receptive Ecumenism III, meeting June 9-12 at Fairfield University in Connecticut:

Receptive Ecumenism seeks to take seriously the very significant challenges facing formal, theologically-based ecumenism in contemporary context and seeks to make a valuable contribution on our journey towards greater unity and closer fellowship.

… The papacy of Pope Francis provides us, as I see it, with a time of grace-filled opportunity, where there is confidence, humility, Spirit-filled spontaneity, and recognition of the strength of symbol and gesture for greater commitment to learn from each other’s traditions and see the potential in the other in a way that can transform us as Church.

Read the rest [PDF].

Anglican speakers at the conference include Archbishop David Moxon of the Anglican Centre in Rome, Bishop Linda Nicholls of the Diocese of Toronto, the Rev. Michael Nai-Chiu Poon of Trinity Theological College, Singapore, and the Rev. Canon Charles C.K. Robertson, canon to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.

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