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The Margaret O'Gara Ecumenical Dialogue Collection
La collection de dialogues œcuméniques Margaret O'Gara
Online resource centre for Canadian bilateral ecumenical dialogues
Centre de ressources pour les dialogues œcuméniques bilatéraux canadiens
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Encounters in dialogue

Anyone engaged in ecumenical dialogue for any length of time will encounter stories of when dialogue partners reached a moment of clarity, understanding, or insight. Convergence between our churches is necessarily incremental and painfully slow. So when these moments occur, they are a gift of God’s grace. For dialogue partners, these moments are cherished ‘kairos’, to be shared with the wider church fellowship whenever an opportunity arises.

The O’Gara Collection working group is inviting former and current dialogue members to record their reminisces of a moment when their dialogues were a time of true encounter. Here are some of the videos that we have collected.

Rev. Dr. Sandra Beardsall
Professor of Church History and Ecumenics at St. Andrew’s College, Saskatoon. Sandra is a former member of the Roman Catholic-United Church of Canada dialogue, and a current member of the Anglican-United Church dialogue. This video was recorded in Davidson, SK on March 28, 2018 during a coffee break while planning another ecumenical project.