Saturday, 16 May 2009

Looking back to Basel 1989 at Holy Disorder

Dr B has been writing about the many anniversaries marked this year in Germany. He's also written in more detail about the 20th anniversary of the 1st European Ecumenical Assembly held in Basel from 15-21st May 1989

In no church assembly before or since Basel has the ecumenical agenda been so affected by and linked to the dynamic of political changes in Europe," said Joachim Garstecki, a Catholic theologian who served as an advisor on peace issues to East Germany's Protestant churches, and who traveled with the 24 activists to the Swiss city (see Episcopal Life's pick up of an ENI story).