Center for Anglican Communion Studies: Preview of Fall Events

Date: August 23, 2022

In addition to our participation in Lambeth Conference this summer, CACS has been very busy putting together our 2022-2023 academic year program! Along with the Seminary’s 200th bicentenary, this year marks the Center’s 25th year anniversary. In celebration, the theme for this year is Loving Neighbors, Near and Far.

We kick off the fall semester with a Lambeth Conference 2022 Digest, a forum where we will review and reflect on the conference with Dean Markham, Center Director Katherine Grieb, and Multicultural Ministries Associate Ebonee Davis.

The fall program will also include two Anglican Communion Sabbatical visitors: the Rev. Akua Ofori-Boateng (Anglican Diocese of Accra, Ghana) and the Rev. Natalie Arendse (Diocese of Cape Town, South Africa). Rev. Ofori-Boateng will present Ghana: The Journey Towards Women’s Ordination on Tuesday, October 4 at 12:45-1:45 p.m. The Rev. Arendse will share A Contextual Model for Shaping Leaders in South Africa on Tuesday, November 15 at 12:45-1:45 p.m. In November we’re thrilled to host Professor David F. Ford, Ph.D., OBE for his presentation, Scriptural Reasoning: Why It Matters. Professor Ford is the Founding Director of the Cambridge Inter-Faith Program and co-founder of the Society for Scriptural Reasoning. Come learn more about this practice where those of the Abrahamic traditions (Jews, Christians, and Muslims) share reflections on each other’s sacred texts.

Dr. Ford’s lecture will provide the perfect theological underpinning for the academic-year long series on Scriptural Reasoning that CACS is hosting with the Rumi Forum beginning in September. A leading institution where “faith leaders, scholars, and laypeople connect and strive to advance interfaith engagement”1 the Rumi Forum will hold a Scriptural Reasoning session once a month here on campus. The first session’s topic “Gates and Doors” will be discussed Thursday, September 15 at 6:30-8:00 p.m.

All of our fall events are hybrid, so join us in-person in the Lettie Pate Evans Rooms located in the Addison Academic Center, or virtually via Facebook Live or by Zoom (in certain instances.)

The Rev. Katherine Grieb, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Anglican Communion Studies

Hartley Wensing
Associate Director, Center for Anglican Communion Studies

Courtney Henderson-Adams
Administrative Coordinator, Center for Anglican Communion Studies

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