The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies is launching an Appeal for the establishment of a permanent Lectureship in Orthodox and Ecumenical Studies in Cambridge. We are proud to have the endorsement of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, Dame Mary Tanner, plus the special endorsement of our dear friend and legendary actor Sir David Suchet!
The Orthodox ecumenical perspective of the Institute is unique: it translates its daily ecumenical practice into theological structures that speak fluently to both East and West. This we have witnessed in our daily interactions with colleagues and friends from the Cambridge Theological Federation over two decades. Today radicalising discourses and anti-ecumenical attitudes tend to dominate. Orthodox unity itself is being challenged. Thus we feel that a balanced, critical yet open Orthodox voice for dialogue and reconciliation is essential. Setting up a Lectureship in Orthodox and Ecumenical Studies, in perpetuity, will ensure that Orthodoxy remains an essential part of the ecumenical dialogue in Cambridge.
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