Ecumenical Bible Week 2017

Ecumenical Bible Week takes place from Pentecost (4th June) to Trinity Sunday. There’s a wide variety in the programme this year, including a symposium on the Reformation and Thinking Allowed It is recommended to book for theSymposium  which will be held on Friday, 9th June, from 2.00pm, chaired by Archbishop Michael Jackson) consists of two papers and a discussion. Prof. Tony Lane will open the proceedings with a discussion of the agreed statement on justification, signed by the World Lutheran Federation and the Roman Catholic Church. The second paper, by Prof Salvador Ryan, asks the question “How should we remember the Reformation?” The Thinking Allowed event, also on Friday 9that 7.30 pm, offers again reflections, this time from four different traditions. They will all respond to one question: Is the Reformation over? All details are on www.bibleweek.ie

This year for Ecumenical Bible Week, we are delighted to offer a very user friendly series of reflections on Scripture called Hearing, Happening and Hoping. The Scripture Reflections are based on the readings for Pentecost and Trinity Sunday and a mid-week reflection based on Psalm 148. They are easy to use and allow the reader to engage more fully with God’s Word and provide an opportunity to hear and listen to what God is saying. We hope parishes will make these available for people during Bible Week 2017. They can be downloaded from:   http://www.bibleweek.ie/hearing-happening-hoping/