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Nathan Söderblom seminar

As an early and eager pioneer in the ecumenical movement, Sweden's archbishop Nathan Söderblom (1866 -1931) earned worldwide recognition. His dedication to ecumenical work for peace earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1930. On 3 June, the WCC invites all interested to a half-day seminar at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva.
Nathan Söderblom seminar

Archbishop Nathan Söderblom. Photo: WCC

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When

03 June 2019

Where

Ecumenical Centre, Geneva

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As an early and eager pioneer in the ecumenical movement, Sweden's archbishop Nathan Söderblom (1866 -1931) earned worldwide recognition. His dedication to ecumenical work for peace earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1930.

By many, Söderblom is regarded as the founder of modern ecumenism. The horrors of World War I convinced him to act and in 1925 he gathered a large ecumenical meeting in Stockholm.

Soderblom's profound impact cannot be underrated and his life-long commitment to the ecumenical movement did certainly inspire the founding of WCC in 1948.

On 3 June, the WCC invites all interested to a half-day seminar at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva.

Soderblom's countryman Bishop Jonas Jonson, who has written a biography about him, will deliver a keynote speech, followed by a panel discussion with World Council of Churches General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and Rev. Dr Simone Sinn, professor of Ecumenical Theology at the Ecumenical Institute and programme executive for Faith and Order, among others.

When: 3 June, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Ecumenical Centre, Geneva

For further information, please contact: claus.grue@wcc-coe.org

Detailed programme will follow.