Continentals Meeting 2021

26-29 August, Geneva, Switzerland

from the Swiss Iona Group


Dear ‘Continentals’, Iona Community members, associates and friends,

This is to announce our next Continentals meeting – which will take place from Thursday, 26 August to Sunday, 29 August, 2021 at the Foyer John Knox, Geneva-Grand Saconnex. The Foyer is situated within walking distance to the WCC Ecumenical Centre and the World Health Organisation.

Our theme will be ‘New Forms of Being Church Today’. In the Prayer of the Iona Community, we pray ‘that hidden things may be revealed to us and new ways found to touch the lives of all’. What does this mean for us in our relationship to the Iona Community – what are we (personally and as Continental groups) giving to and receiving from the Community and how do all of us work together to grow in and with the Community?

As we are preparing this seventh Continental Meeting of the Iona Community, we are living through a particularly challenging moment of history. The corona crisis has affected our communal life in many aspects. It has sharpened many critical situations: the poverty gap, the refugee crisis, the continuing conflicts which ruin the lives of so many people all over the world. It has also initiated changes in the life of the churches. We want to share personal experiences and also to explore creative possibilities for change and solidarity.

We have made bookings for approximately 50 people.

Please secure your place by registering early, and not later than September 30, 2020.

Registration: Christa Schüssler: @schueszler.org

We hope to see many of you in Geneva!