Saturday, 16 February 2008

Peace and ecumenism

Fernando Enns' book on the Peace Church and the Ecumenical Community was launched at central committee this week. There is an ENI story about Fernando's book here.
Fernando is a Mennonite from Germany, but born in Brazil. He's professor of theology at Hamburg University.
Together with others he led yesterday morning's reflections at the central committee on the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC) which is due to take place in 2011. At the end of the morning session a rainbow of fabric with a globe suspended in the middle was raised to form a canopy in the entrance foyer. Unfortunately that was the moment the batteries in my camera ran out!
Anyway later in the morning the central committee voted to hold the IEPC in Jamaica, so we'll be singing the convocation's theme Glory to God and Peace on Earth to a reggae beat!