Being Ecumenical in Scotland Today

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Sheilagh M. Kesting


Sheilagh Kesting identifies four areas which affect the ecumenical landscape of Scotland: the legacy of centuries of bitter religious division; continuing sectarianism; the dominance of the Church of Scotland (and more latterly the Roman Catholic church); and attitudes of local clergy and national denominations. While setting out the challenges each of these creates, her paper goes on to demonstrate that seemingly negative factors can also prove to be points of opportunity.

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