Church Leaders Consultation in Sweden in March

A Porvoo Church Leaders Consultation (CLC) wil l be hosted by the Church of Sweden on March 18-21 2010. The theme of the consultation is Growing together.

A Porvoo CLC is held every four years. It was last held in Cardiff, Wales in 2006. The aim of the Consultation is to give direction in the work of the communion for the next four years. In Cardiff seven areas of work were identified:

  • Lay involvement
  • Involvement of youth and young people
  • Issues in ordained ministry
  • Issues in human sexuality
  • Living in Communion
  • The effect of European and national legislation on the churches.
  • Interfaith Issues

The Porvoo Contact group has been guided by these emphasis in the common work and organized meetings, seminars, consultations and conferences to follow up on the issues.

The Consultation in Sigtuna will look at new contextual challenges, such as the rich/poor divide, secularisation, responding to conflicts and climate change. Ministries in the Church will also be discussed as well as interfaith issues.

Dr Alison Elliot, Church of Scotland and moderator of the Conference of European Churches General Assembly will give Bible studies every day.

On Sunday the delegates will participate in a worship in Uppsala Cathedral.