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Iona Community


Iona Community is a progressive Christian community on the island of Iona off of the Scottish coast. The island itself has a long religious history, including druids, Ionian Monks, and a Benedictine Abbey.
The community in its current form was founded in 1938 by George MacLeod. MacLeod was a minister in Glasgow during the time of the Great Depression. He took clergies-in-training and unemployed craftsmen to the island to rebuild the old medieval abbey there. When it was finished, it became a small Christian community.
In modern times the church focuses on social and political activism, as well as youth work and interfaith communication.
Iona Community. "Our History".

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

David Lewis Beebe correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-005
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence (1972-1978) between Beebe and T. Ralph Morton, Scottish theologian, author, and sometimes Deputy Leader of the Iona Community. There is also correspondence (late 1970′s) between Beebe and Elizabeth Goudge, English author of Green Dolphin Country plus other novels, anthologies, and devotional materials.