Image via WikipediaA Presentation made by Revd Dr David Cornick, General Secretary of Churches Together in England , to their Enabling Group on 18th September 2010, during the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Britain, can be found on CTE's website. It is a good read and raises a number of important issues about ecumenism in Britain today. The article is too long to reproduce in full but I summarise it here and extract a couple paragraphs. If you find them interesting, take a look at the full article.
- The wider ecumenical context of the Pope's visit
- Ecumenism as adjustment or restoration?
- Decline of the Free Churches and the consequent changes to the ecumenical scene over the last 120 years.
- Pan-protestant ecumenism: does service divide or unite?
- Conservatism and liberalism as reactions to post-enlightenment thought
- implications of Anne Rice's views for mission in the west