The Anglican & Ecumenical Affairs Working Group met on Monday 23rd January 2017 at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute.
A summary of a talk given to the Church of Ireland European Affairs Working Group, which is part of the Commission for Christian Unity and Dialogue.
A joint message of the presidents of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) and the Conference of European Churches on the occasion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will take place between 18th–25th January – the octave of St Peter and St Paul. This year’s theme – Crossing Barriers – is based on 2 Corinthians 5:14–20 and originated in Germany, drawing on its experience of reconciliation and integration.
The Prayer Diary is a list of Porvoo Communion Dioceses or Churches covering each Sunday of the year. Those using the calendar are invited to choose one day each week on which they will pray for the Porvoo Churches.
The Fifth Theological Conference of the Porvoo Communion of Churches took place in Riga, Latvia from October 19 to 22, 2016. The Church of Ireland is one of 15 Anglican and Lutheran churches in Europe who make up the Porvoo Communion of Churches.
Mass migration prompted by global conflict and ecological crises has stirred up unresolved fears in European societies. Understanding and responding to this was the central theme of a dialogue seminar that took place on 24 October between churches and the European Commission.
Religious leaders, human rights advocates, and representatives from governments, youth and international organisations gathered in Zagreb on 21 and 22 October for a conference on religious minorities as part of culturally diverse societies.