Is Iona Community Sabotaging Itself by Embracing Kairos?

The Iona Community is a famous ecumenical Christian community with three centers in Scotland, two on the island of Iona in the beautiful Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland and another on the nearby Isle of Mull. But the community is also a far-flung body, with members across the globe. These include people from many denominations, from Presbyterians and Anglicans to Lutherans, Roman Catholics and Quakers, not forgetting members who do not belong to any church.

Apart from ecumenism and a broad dedication to prayer, meditation, and commitment to its own liturgical practices and Rule, the Community holds it to be central to its ethos that members pursue issues relating to peace and justice. Among other things, its Rule holds:

that the Gospel commands us to seek peace founded on justice and that costly reconciliation is at the heart of the Gospel;

that work for justice, peace and an equitable society is a matter of extreme urgency;

that social and political action leading to justice for all people and encouraged by prayer and discussion is a vital work of the Church at all levels

Members are enjoined, among other activities, to

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