Ecumenism

An Empty Chair

27 Nov 2019

I was deeply saddened this week by yet another example of homophobia in the church. Churches Together in England have made the decision that the only way they can continue to work towards unity between the churches is to block the...

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Receptive Ecumenism

14 Aug 2019

Although I identify as Anglican, first and foremost I am a child of God and a believer of Christ, connected to Christians worldwide through the Holy Spirit and my baptism.  For this reason I am ecumenical at heart, and am passionate about promoting ecumenism. My experience of Church has been...

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One Diamond, Many Facets: The Richness of Diversity

1 Aug 2019

Being part of an ecumenical community is an invitation from God to see our differences as enriching, rather than as an obstacle. A journey to global love and peace-making, which is what we are called to do in our Christian life, starts with valuing the differences of those next to us. Father...

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Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places

1 Aug 2019

Well, I think the Protestant churches’ reluctance to think and talk about Mary has at least something to do with ingrained misogyny. I mean, a woman literally held God in her body. Surely that has a lot to say about female embodied-ness?

Declaring this to a close...

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What is Ecumenism? What isn’t it?

24 Jul 2019

Let me first be clear by ruling out what ecumenism is not and should not be. Ecumenism is often wrongly caricatured as merely passively accepting everything other denominations say, think, do and believe without thought or question. However, to participate in the services or activities of...

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Discovering Ecumenical Services at University

24 Jul 2019

Growing up in an Anglican tradition, I got to know the service styles of a few local churches over the years, gaining some sense of what a wonderfully eclectic concoction the Church of England is. However, aside from a couple of visits to Methodist or Catholic churches, I had little practical...

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It’s The Little Things

16 Jul 2019

For all of my life so far, I have been a Methodist. I was baptised in a Methodist church and I was confirmed in a Methodist church. My mum is a Methodist minister. And yet I found myself, inexplicably, attending an Anglican church whilst at univeristy. 

Don’t worry. I’m still a Methodist...

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Coming Out of my Catholic Bubble (and I've been doing just fine)

16 Jul 2019

I really enjoyed my Roman Catholic school education but, like everything, 14 years within such a system had its positives and negatives. I have fond memories of singing great hymns at primary school (‘Shine Jesus Shine’ is a particular banger) and my very inspirational secondary school...

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Finding my faith

8 Aug 2016

Jesus said, “The first in importance is, ‘Listen, Israel: The Lord your God is one; so love the Lord God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence and energy.’ And here is the second: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ There is no other commandment that ranks with these.” (Mark...

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