Ecumenical Log Drivers: Forming Agents of Reconciliation for Church and World
The 2023 De Margerie Lectures on Christian Reconciliation and Unity
Rt. Rev. Bruce Myers, OGS (Anglican Bishop of Quebec)
In the past century the ecumenical movement has made extraordinary efforts in healing the wounds of division in the the church. However, despite efforts to educate and inspire successive generations of Christian leaders about the quest for the church’s visible unity, an ecumenical malaise has set in which ignorance, fear, mistrust, suspicion, stereotypes, caricatures, recrimination, anathematization—even persecution continue in the relations between divided churches. Drawing on decades of reflection on ecumenical reception and formation, Bishop Myers presents an approach to teaching the practical and theological aspects of ecumenism in a way that is both holistic and pragmatic and offers the potential to raise up a new generation of church leaders who are also agents of reconciliation and Christian unity.
- Wednesday, January 18, 2023. 7:00 pm at Campion College, Regina
- Thursday, January 19, 2023. 7:00 pm at St. Thomas More College, Saskatoon
Both lectures will be presented in-person and livestreamed, and each lecture will be unique, so please plan to view or attend both if you can. If you can’t attend, watch it online at https://www.youtube.com/@schmeisercentre
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Bishop Myers has been bishop of Quebec since 2017. Raised on a farm in Glengarry County, Ontario, he studied at the University of Toronto before a decade as a parliamentary correspondent in Ottawa and Quebec City. He completed his theological studies at McGill University, Montreal Diocesan Theological College, Bossey Ecumenical Institute, and the University of Geneva. He has recently completed a doctor of ministry at St. Paul University in Ottawa. He is a professed member of the Order of the Good Shepherd, an international community of Anglicans who share a common rule of life. Before election as bishop, he served parishes in Quebec City and the Magdalen Islands, and as Coordinator for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations for the Anglican Church of Canada.
The De Margerie Lectures are named in honour of Fr. Bernard de Margerie, a priest of the Diocese of Saskatoon who has dedicated his whole life in ministry to the promotion of Christian unity. In this 11th year of the lecture series, we are expanding to offer lectures in both Regina and Saskatoon under the sponsorship of St. Thomas More College, the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, the Archdiocese of Regina, and Campion College.