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Durham University

Centre for Catholic Studies

Project 4: Receptive Ecumenism in International Perspective: ecclesial learning in context

Third International Receptive Ecumenism Conference (June 2014, Fairfield University, Connecticut)

Drawing upon the fruits of the first (Durham, January 2006) and second (Durham, January 2009) International Receptive Ecumenism Conferences, the North East England Regional project, ARCIC III, and practical initiatives in Receptive Ecumensim in global context, the third conference was called Receptive Ecumenism in International Perspective: Ecclesial Learning in Context. This event was jointly organised by the Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University CT, USA, and the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University, UK.

The gathering brought together a large number of church leaders, theologians, ecumenists, ecclesial administrators, and practitioners from Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions. This international conference focussed specifically on Receptive Ecumenism relative to the more complex contexts of global Christian reality and some of the sharpest issues providing causes of tension and division within and between the traditions.