The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church and the Canadian Church Historical Society are seeking papers for a conference which will mark the 60th Anniversary of the 1963 Toronto Anglican Congress. MRIat60 will be held April 12th & 13th, 2024 at St. Paul’s Bloor Street, in Toronto. Participation for MRIat60 will be possible either in-person or online.
The 1963 Congress was attended by about 1,000 archbishops, bishops, priests, deacons, and laity from virtually all dioceses of the Anglican Communion. Many know about the approved Manifesto, “Mutual Responsibility and Interdependence [MRI] in the Body of Christ.” This Manifesto proposed a radical examination of inequalities across the Communion and encouraged mutual support across dioceses around the world. The purpose of the MRIat60 conference is to examine the legacy of the 1963 Toronto Congress.
The keynote speaker will be Canon Professor Mark D. Chapman, Professor of the History of Modern Theology, University of Oxford.
Papers of twenty minutes (approx. 2,500 words) are invited on any theme related to the 1963 Congress (historical, missiological, theological, international, and local significance) with abstracts due by December 15, 2023. Additional information may be found at mriat60.wordpress.com.