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Is Church Unity Possible? The Witness of William Temple
October 31 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The St James’ Institute presents: Is Church Unity Possible? The Witness of William Temple
Sunday 31 October | 2:00pm-3:30pm | St James’ Hall | $25
William Temple (Archbishop of Canterbury, 1942-1944) was an early leader of the ecumenical movement. He helped found the World Council of Churches. But achieving church unity is never easy. This lecture explores behind-the-scenes conflicts Temple experienced as he worked toward church unity. The presentation also introduces the theological basis of Temple’s work, and ways that Temple’s allegiance to the Anglican church partially undermined his ecumenical convictions. The presentation will reflect on how Temple’s example can inform current divisions within the Anglican Church.
The Rev’d Dr Ed Loane is the Warden of St Paul’s College. He is the author of William Temple and Church Unity: The Politics and Practice of Ecumenical Theology.