met on Tuesday 16th April 2013 under the chairmanship of our
new Lutheran Co-Moderator, Dr Jaakko Rusama. The agenda was
very full, including reorganising the committee into smaller
working groups to further the Society's works between committee
meetings. The arrangements for the 2014 Conference in Hungary
are progressing well, and we hope to be able to advertise it
soon, and it looks as if the Society's stall at the Kirchentag
in Hamburg, 1st-5th May 2013, will be well manned by our members.
We also received an invitation from our members in Iceland to
visit the churches there in September, and made plans for our
2016 conference which will be in Erfurt, Germany. Dr Rusama
was keen that the Society should be represented at all major
ecumenical gatherings, and members will be attending the WCC
meeting in Busan, Korea and the Conference of European Churches
later this year.
The next meeting is
on Tuesday 9th July 2013. If you have matters you
would like to be considered,
or any comments or suggestions concerning
the Society and its activities,
please let the Secretary know
by 24th June by email at email@example.com.
Committee would like to hear of any ecumenical activities or
events that you, or people
known to you, have been engaged in recently. Please let us have
your news and stories via the same email
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Poorvo Research Network (PORENE)
Liturgy in Ecumenical
A conference at Westcott
House, Cambridge, UK
Friday 20th September
– Sunday 22nd September, 2013
Full details here
This will be the fourth
international conference organised by PORENE since its establishment
in 2005. It will draw together theologians, church musicians,
and graduate students.
Although sponsored by
representatives of the Porvoo Communion (The Anglican Churches
of the British Isles and the Iberian Peninsula and the Nordic
and Baltic Lutheran Churches, the conference will range more
widely over liturgical and ecumenical matters.
Speakers will include:
the Rev Prebendary Paul Avis, the Rev Dr Jamie Hawkey, Professor
Jyrki Knuutila, the Rev Dr Jeremy Morris, Dr Bridget Nichols,
the Rev Dr Marit Rong, the Rev Dr Jaakko Rusama, and the Rev
Dr Boel Hossjer Sundman.
Full board and lodging,
including registration fee, is £185. Reduced rates will
be available for part-time and non-residential participants.
Call for Papers: there
will be an opportunity to present short research papers on subjects
broadly related to the conference theme.
If you are interested
in attending the conference or presenting a paper please contact
Dr Jeremy Morris, by 15th June 2013, at King’s College,
Cambridge, CB2 1ST, UK or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Society's members
in Iceland have issued and invitations to their fellow members
elsewhere in the world to visit them in September. The plan
is for a programme of activities, visits and worship during
the three days 7th, 8th and 9th September. The suggestion is
that participants should arrange their own flights to and from
Iceland. There will be a cost involved in the programme, but
we cannot say exactly how much this will be until we know how
many members might like to participate.
If you are interested
in finding out more, please contact our Secretary, Canon Dick
Lewis at email@example.com