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A new approach to Church Unity: juridical ecumenism 

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This new work for unity explores ways in which church law, rules and conventions might converge to deepen ecumenical endeavours. A seminar, hosted by CTE, will give an account of the work done so far by the Christian Law Project. In particular, it will report on the set of principles with wide ecumenical convergence which have already been published. It will also explore with English churches the ways in which juridical ecumenism might contribute to our unity and mission together.


  • The General Secretary of CTE, Dr Paul Goodliff, is the Baptist member of the panel that developed the Principles, and will host the event to be held in central London at CTE's offices.
  • Professor Norman Doe of the University of Cardiff is a leading expert in religious law and Director of the Centre for Law and Religion.
  • Professor Mark Hill QC is the Chair of The Ecclesiastical Law Society and a leading canon lawyer in the Church of England. He is Chancellor of the Dioceses of Chichester, Leeds and Europe.

Who, where and when?

  • The seminar, Juridical Ecumenism: a new approach to Church Unity, is being organised by the Juridical Ecumenism Project and the Christian Law Project and hosted by Churches Together in England.
  • It takes place on Thursday 20 June 2019, 11.30 am to 3.00 pm at the office of Churches Together in England, 27 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HH. Download the programme below.

Book now

The cost is £25.00, to include refreshments and lunch. Spaces are limited, so early booking is advised. Click here to book your place.

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