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An inter-confessional report

During the consultation phase I formed an alternative team and lead it to write a 10 pages report where we synthesize “what all Estonians have to say about Synodality”.

Here is the result of our work:

v18.pdf

The document has four authors, three theologians and me. We met four times during 4 hours in a row (sinoditalgud) where we discussed about the content of our report. If it’s true that three Estonians have at least four different opinions when discussing about something, then you can imagine the fun we had.

Our report is probably the most representative document about Synodality in Estonia that has been written so far. It has four authors (editors) and dozens of participants who contributed to the content, ten of which publicly confirmed our summary, among them two atheists.

Of course our synthesis is not perfect. We had limited resources. A few people expressed refusal and seem to say that we should say something completely different. Unfortunately they didn’t make concrete change requests.

Background

Between December 2021 and March 2022, I asked a lot of people in Estonia: what do you have to say about synodality? I wanted to reach as diverse people as possible. I even wrote a special invitation for those who don’t care about the church.

I consider it an example of “synodal teamwork” despite the fact that it was my personal endeavour, I did it without having been asked to do it.

The story continues as explained in my message Thanks to all contributors.