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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 papers

 Collection — Box: MS-005 001
Identifier: MS-005
Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence regarding theology between David Lewis Beebe, Scottish theologian T. Ralph Morton, and English author Elizabeth Goudge from 1972 to 1978.

Dates: 1972-1978