The Churches in Europe as Witnesses to Healing
This collection of articles, speeches and sermons traces the current and future of European churches in mission on a continent caught up in rapid social change and institutional reordering. The author, who serves as general secretary of the Conference of European Churches, reflects on the meaning of healing and reconciliation within specific contexts from Northern Ireland to Serbia and, more generally, among the many religiously and culturally pluralist and post-modern societies found across the breadth of Europe. Biblical commentary, church traditions, personal experience and illustrations drawn from everyday life offer insights into Europe's need for healing and reconciliation, the relationship between particular identity and universal community, churches' potential to act as peace-makers, and contemporary prospects for Christian unity. Among Clements' meditations is the sermon he preached in Bosnia on the Sunday following September 11, 2001.
Publication Date: 5/1/2003