The Centre for Ecumenical Studies is established within Charles Sturt University and the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture. The Honorary Director of CES is Bishop Philip Huggins.
The purpose of the CES is set out in the following statement of aims and objectives:
CES Roundtable Conversations
The Centre is currently involved in promoting a series of high level conversations among church leaders and theologians involved in ecumenism. The purpose is to explore the horizons against which a new ecumenism is emerging. The Centre held its third Ecumenical Roundtable on Monday, 29 May 2017. You can read Revd Dr Ray Williamson OAM report on the event titled Luther at 500: Taking the Ecumenical Pulse. The fourth Ecumenical Roundtable was held on Monday 14 May 2018 and the topic was 'We intend to stay together: 70 Years of the World Council of Churches. Read David Gill's address called 'Australian Churches Engagement with the WCC'. The 2019 ecumenical roundtable will be held on 3 June 2019.
CES Support and Supervision
The Centre for Ecumenical Studies also offers advice, support and supervision for students undertaking a Masters (Research) degree or doctorate in areas of research relating to ecumenics and/or relating to relevant issues of ecclesiology.
The Centre for Ecumenical Studies offers, from time to time and in different locations, a week intensive course, Looking Beyond Division, as an introduction to ecumenism. The last ecumenical school was held 24 to 28 September 2018. It's hoped the courses will be held on average every two years.