• Virginia Miller
  • David Moxon
Part of the Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue book series (PEID)


In 2017, Charles Sturt University and the Australian Catholic University co-hosted the Fourth International Conference on Receptive Ecumenism in Canberra, Australia. This conference was a successor to conferences in Durham and Connecticut and built on ideas that were expressed at these conferences. Receptive Ecumenism is a method of ecumenism that focuses on learning from dialogue partners rather than being preoccupied with teaching dialogue partners. Paul Murray, the originator of Receptive Ecumenism, claims that productive ecumenical dialogue begins with introspection and an awareness of one’s own deficiencies and the possibility that one’s dialogue partner can assist to correct these deficiencies. It is claimed that this process leads to ongoing shared learning and improvement.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Virginia Miller
    • 1
  • David Moxon
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Public and Contextual Theology (PaCT)Charles Sturt UniversityBartonAustralia
  2. 2.Archbishop Emeritus of the Anglican ChurchAotearoaNew Zealand

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