The Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre for Art and Spirituality

The Arts and Ecumenism: Theology and the Risk of Artistic Creation:

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, The Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre for Art and Spirituality presents The Arts and Ecumenism: Theology and the Risk of Artistic Creation in May and October of 2017. This unique dialogue on the relationship of art and theology focuses on the evolving purpose of contemporary sacred arts. The event, organized by Art Historian Timothy Verdon and Professor of Practical Theology Jerome Cottin, takes an ecumenical approach to exploring how Catholic traditions are being rediscovered by Protestant Churches.

With five session locations in Paris, Strasbourg, Florence, and the United States, the European Symposium includes extensive contemporary sacred art exhibits, choral concerts by world-renowned choir Gloriae Dei Cantores, lectures, and presentations. This “ecumenical adventure” begins in May 2017 and offers a three-week European Reformanda tour in connection with the symposium. In addition to the above activities and locations, the tour also includes travel to Mainz, Germany and Ticino, Switzerland to further experience the art and architecture of Western Europe. Leaders of groups of 10 or more are eligible for a 50% discount! More details, specific dates, and tour pricing can be found in the Reformanda Tour Brochure.

The commemoration continues in October 2017 during the U.S Symposium, taking place in sessions at Yale University and at the ecumenical Community of Jesus in Orleans, Massachusetts where participants will witness a performance of Ralph Vaughn William’s opera Pilgrim’s Progress and many more exciting lectures and presentations to conclude the unforgettable reformation celebration.

The mission of the Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre for Art and Spirituality is to utilize the power of sacred arts to enhance faith and deeply explore the hope of the Gospel message.For more on their goals visit: http://mounttabor.it/. By paying tribute to the crucial role of art in ecumenity, the five part celebration aims to illustrate the deep seated roots of Christianity in creative expression.

All schedules and itineraries are subject to change. For further information on Reformation Commemoration 2017 visit www.artsandecumenism.org, contact info@mounttabor.it, or call (508)-240-7090. Registration form and Reformanda tour options can be found here: Reformanda Tour Registration.

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