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Gathered in My Name: Ecumenism and the World Church

April 28-30, 2017

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, sparking the Reformation. Amid the many commemorations of this event, ours will concentrate on the ongoing effects of the Reformation in the global South, and attempts by Christians there to work across ecclesial divides.
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Speakers from around the world and different disciplines will
address both official dialogues and grassroots cooperation among Protestants and Catholics in the global South. They will analyze competition among ecclesial communities and what Pope Francis has called the “ecumenism of blood” in which Christians of all kinds face persecution together. The conference will also feature theological reflections on Christian solidarity and help point the way forward for future ecumenical efforts.

Keynote Speakers

Paul D. Murray
Dean & Director
Centre for Catholic Studies
University of Durham (UK)
Teresa Okure, SHCJ
Professor, New Testament Scripture
Catholic Institute of West Africa
(Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Felix Wilfred
President, Concilium: International Journal of Theology
Founder/Director, Asian Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies