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One Church, indivisible: Aimee's blog from Crete

Once every five years or so, a group of about 120 men and women, pastors, laypersons, academics, and church leaders get together to talk about the issues that still divide the churches. It's called the Faith and Order Plenary Commission, and its next meeting will take place at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, Greece, 7-13 October 2009.oac

This year, I've been invited to go. 

And I'm writing a blog.

 

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Friday, Oct. 16, 2009

Last night, we had a panel discussion about ecumenism and justice. The three panelists were from Garrett-Evangelical Seminary where we're meeting, and each had a unique perspective on the question. I'm not going to go type up the whole thing, so here are some quick quotations from their presentations:

"What if church unity and diversity were like a musical fugue, a combination of singularity (one theme) and plurality (overlapping harmonies)? What if the church were more about texture rather than form?"

"African-American churches taught the world to fight evil with non-violence."

"What do we do for people who are born into pain?"

"We need conversation between the sinner and the sinned against."

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jane said on Oct 19, 2009
Great ideas Aimee - sounds like a good meeting. Really like teh idea of a fugue of unity and diversity Please blog a little bit more Take care JAne
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