Receptive Ecumenism Conference, Sigtuna, June 2010

Monday 22 - Thursday 25 June 2020
Sigtuna, Sweden

Transforming Ecumenism – ”listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches” (Rev 2:7)

Transforming Ecumenism – ”listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches” (Rev 2:7)


This conference will be the fifth academic conference following those held in England (2006 and 2009), in the United States (2014) and in Australia (2017). Those earlier conferences introduced the basic idea of receptive ecumenism, firstly within the Catholic tradition and then more broadly across a wide range of Christian traditions.

Receptive Ecumenism is a fresh ecumenical methodology emphasizing receptivity, learning, and listening. Since its inception, the concept has taken root in many diverse contexts around the globe. It is described as a third way ecumenism focusing on conversion and renewal in the search for unity among the Churches. This conference will continue the ecclesiological reparative, criticalconstructive task of ecumenical ecclesiology.