A conference devoted to the theme "The Holy Spirit and Ecumenism," sponsored by The Cardinal Suenens Center of John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, was held at the Ecumenical Monastery of Bose, Italy, in late October.
Twenty visiting scholars from Europe, North America, and South Africa represented a cross section of Christian communities - Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Reformed, Methodist, Mennonite, Pentecostal and Quaker - and affirmed their unity in the Holy Spirit as a first step before the more difficult issues that divide the churches (eg doctrine and church order) could be broached.
The Cardinal Suenens Center at John Carroll University responds to the ecumenical legacy of its namesake, Leon-Joseph Cardinal Suenens (1904-1996), one of the principal moderators of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965).
An earlier conference sponsored on the same theme was held in Louvain, Belgium, in 1999.
For further information please contact:
Prof Doris Donnelly, Director
The Cardinal Suenens Center