That they all may be one: Insights into English ecumenism

This report explores ecumenism in England. It focuses on Churches Together in England, identifying its strengths and the challenges it faces.

Forthcoming Events

Fiction or Gospel truth: can good stories tell a godly story?

Dr Paula Gooder and George Pitcher will discuss the nature and purpose of story-telling and the relationship between truth and fiction

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Faith and Citizenship: A divided allegiance?

11th September 2017

How should Christians deal with tensions that arise between their faith and their citizenship? What does Christian citizenship look like?

Jointly with IBAC, Theos will co-host a panel debate on this topic in the Houses of Parliament. Panellists will include Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at Christ Church, Oxford; Claire Foster-Gilbert, Director of The Westminster Abbey Institute; and Ida Glaser, Director of the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, Oxford.

The event will also launch a new book by IBAC: 

Christian Citizenship in the Middle East: Divided Allegiance or Dual Belonging? (2017)

Edited by Mohammed Girma and Cristian Romocea. Foreword by Paul S. Williams.

Christians living in Muslim-majority states face a difficult question - should they retreat from public life, join in culturally while confining their Christian practice or approach the system in a critically engaged way as Christians? This new collection of essays uses a Christian vision of citizenship to show how the latter is possible. Theos' Ben Ryan has contributed a chapter on citizens, migrants and states.

Date and time: September 11th, 7-9pm

Venue: CPA room in the Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA

Entry via the Cromwell Green entrance to Parliament

Please allow 20 minutes to pass through security

RSVP by 4 September to:



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