Archive for 2000

Archive pour 2000

Thousands attend SONDay 2000 church service

 — January 3, 20003 janvier 2000

by John Goranson, Saskatchewan News Network Saskatoon’s largest-ever church service drew thousands of Christians intent on celebrating their faith together at Saskatchewan Place, despite -22 degree temperatures and a frustrating 45-minute traffic jam Sunday. “It’s so packed. I’ve never seen it this full for anything — and for a church thing that’s really great,” said
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Posted: January 3, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6199
Categories: NewsIn this article: events, millenium, Saskatoon
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : events, millenium, Saskatoon

Week of Prayer next week

 — January 22, 200022 janvier 2000

by Cameron Hoffman, Regina Leader Post Ken Cyr, pastor of Fort Qu’Appelle’s Valley Alliance Church, and his congregation will spend next week in churches other than their own, praying in the same pews as Lutherans, Anglicans, Catholics and United Church members, worshiping as a unified faith community. Christians in Fort Qu’Appelle will participate in the
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Posted: January 22, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6202
Categories: NewsIn this article: Saskatchewan, spiritual ecumenism, WPCU
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Saskatchewan, spiritual ecumenism, WPCU

Lectures open windows to Eastern Christianity

 — January 29, 200029 janvier 2000

Windows To The East, an annual public lecture series on Eastern Christianity, will take place Thursday and Friday at St. Thomas More College. Dr. Myroslaw Tataryn, associate professor of religious studies at University of Saskatchewan, is one of the organizers. As he explains, Windows To The East is part of an on-going lecture series that
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Posted: January 29, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6029
Categories: NewsIn this article: dialogue, Orthodox, Ukrainian Catholic
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : dialogue, Orthodox, Ukrainian Catholic

Communiqué: Anglican-Lutheran International Working Group

 — February 16, 200016 février 2000

The dialogue between Anglicans and Lutherans on the worldwide level has been underway in varying formats since 1970. Prominent among the reports produced by this dialogue are The Niagara Report (1987), focusing on the mission of the church and the role of the ordained ministry, and The Diaconate as an Ecumenical Opportunity (1995), which concluded the work of the Anglican-Lutheran International Commission.
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Posted: February 16, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2271
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican, Lutheran
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican, Lutheran

Synod Representatives Discuss Ecumenical Agreements, Dialogues

 — February 16, 200016 février 2000

CHICAGO (ELCA) – Representatives from most of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) 65 synods met here Feb. 11-12 to discuss ecumenism and its connection to the mission and identity of the church. Speakers addressed these issues from national and global perspectives. The representatives are part of the Lutheran Ecumenical Representatives Network (LERN). All
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Posted: February 16, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4703
Categories: ELCA News
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Catégorie : ELCA News

Joint Declaration as a groundbreaking ecumenical document

 — February 22, 200022 février 2000

U.S. theology professors discuss its implications by Udo Hahn, Lutheran World Federation [HANOVER, Germany/GENEVA | LWI] Reformed, Anglican, Roman-Catholic and Lutheran church leaders and professors of theology in the United States have acknowledged the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification as a “groundbreaking document”. The theological implications of Joint Declaration was one of the
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Posted: February 22, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4967
Categories: Lutheran World InformationIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, JDDJ, Lutheran
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Catégorie : Lutheran World InformationDans cet article : Catholic, dialogue, JDDJ, Lutheran

Good neighbours: now they’ve put it in writing

 — February 26, 200026 février 2000

Good neighbours: McClure United and Holy Spirit congregations have always been close; now they’ve put it in writing If Covenant 2000 were a play, Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church and McClure United Church would be well into the second act. The two churches recently signed a formal ecumenical covenant, committing themselves to breaking down barriers
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Posted: February 26, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6037
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Christian unity, covenant, ecumenism, Saskatoon, United Church of Canada
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Christian unity, covenant, ecumenism, Saskatoon, United Church of Canada

EXCHANGE OF GIFTS -- Gifts of identical chalices and patens are exchanged by Rev. Bernard de Margerie, left, of Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, and Rev. Ron McConnell of McClure United. The exchange is symbolic of the yearning and hunger for full eucharistic communion and the commitment to the work and ministry of reconciliation and healing

Churches sign covenant agreement

 — March 8, 20008 mars 2000

It was more than 30 years in the making but on Sunday, parishioners from Holy Spirit Roman Catholic and McClure United parishes stood side by side.

Old and young sang beautifully together. They taught their children together, hugged, prayed and worshipped as brothers and sisters in Christ at Holy Spirit Parish. Afterward, they walked together through the streets of Saskatoon to break bread together at a community lunch at McClure United.

This was done to mark the signing of a new covenant between the parishes which has been discussed since 1966 and which both pastors hope will mark the beginning of an even better relationship.

“I believe this to be the will and the work of the Holy Spirit that has brought us to this moment. It is not merely our efforts or our decisions,” said McClure’s Rev. Ron McConnell.

Holy Spirit pastor, Rev. Bernard de Margerie, agreed. He said the covenant means that the two congregations pledge to grow together to “help create a more stable relationship that is more worthy of life within the Body of Christ.”

In his portion of the joint sermon, McConnell compared the covenant relationship to a marriage.

“The questions people most often ask about the covenant include: ‘Does this mean you’re exactly the same now? Do you now see everything the same way? There are no more differences?” The answer is — are you kidding? Does that sound like any marriage you have ever known?’ ” he said.
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Posted: March 8, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=8
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Christian unity, covenant, ecumenism, Saskatoon, United Church of Canada
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Christian unity, covenant, ecumenism, Saskatoon, United Church of Canada

GIFT OF UNITY -- The covenant banner features a rainbow that connects the logos of McClure United and Holy Spirit Roman Catholic parishes

Friendship draws two churches closer together

 — March 8, 20008 mars 2000

It was a Valentine in the form of a covenant signed by a Roman Catholic bishop, a United Church Presbytery chair, two local pastors and members of their congregations on the eve of Feb. 14.

The covenant was the formalization of a long friendship between McClure United Church and Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Parish. The covenant was written, according to the document itself “in response to the call of Jesus, “that they may all be one and that the world may believe that you have sent me” (Jn 17:21-23).

“You must have been listening to the Spirit,” said Sister Anne Keffer, director of Saskatoon’s Centre for Ecumenism, where the official document signing took place.

“On behalf of the whole church, I thank you. I thank God.”

In total, some 40 members from the two congregations were present for the signing ceremony which involved joint prayer and reflections on healing and reconciliation.

Rev. Bernard de Margerie of Holy Spirit Parish, a past director of the Centre for Ecumenism, said the stages of the relationship between the churches were like any other. It first involved a courtship, which built into a relationship. The covenant itself was a gesture of solidarity, followed by the joint celebration of the formal covenant on Sunday. The last step will be ongoing faithfulness.
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Posted: March 8, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=9
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Christian unity, covenant, ecumenism, Saskatoon, United Church of Canada
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Christian unity, covenant, ecumenism, Saskatoon, United Church of Canada

Yale Ecumenical Conference Lauds Lutheran-Catholic Declaration

 — March 8, 20008 mars 2000

CHICAGO (ELCA) — The Lutheran-Catholic Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification was the focus of an international ecumenical symposium Feb. 4-6 at the Yale University Divinity School and the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, New Haven, Conn. Anglican, Lutheran, Reformed and Roman Catholic leaders attended “The Yale Conference on Ecumenism: Justification and the Future
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Posted: March 8, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4705
Categories: ELCA News
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Catégorie : ELCA News

UCC, Disciples ecumenical councils discuss COCU, 2001 gathering

 — April 12, 200012 avril 2000

ST. LOUIS (DNS) — A first-time meeting here of ecumenical bodies from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ discussed their communions’ roles in a new church union proposal and the 2001 gathering of their plenary bodies. Board members of the Disciples Council on Christian Unity and the United Church
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Posted: April 12, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4877
Categories: News
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Catégorie : News

Historic Consultation of Anglican and Roman Catholic Bishops Set for Canada in May

 — April 14, 200014 avril 2000

Roman Catholic and Anglican bishops from thirteen regions around the world are to gather in Canada May 14-20 to review and evaluate the accomplishment of thirty years of ecumenical dialogue between the two traditions and to reflect on how the special relationship between them has been developing in different parts of the world.

This high level meeting is happening at a time when Anglicans and Roman Catholics around the world are exploring the possibilities for further steps toward visible unity.
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Posted: April 14, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10374
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Anglican, Catholic, IARCCUM
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Catégorie : ACNSDans cet article : Anglican, Catholic, IARCCUM

Keeping the faith: Call to God leads Saskatoon-born woman down varied paths

 — April 18, 200018 avril 2000

by Ned Powers, Saskatoon Star Phoenix Sister Kay MacDonald has seen the Easter sun rise over Rome and Jerusalem, two of the world’s oldest and most historically significant holy cities. The Saskatoon-born MacDonald landed in Rome when she was selected to the general council of the Sisters of Sion in 1970 and she became the
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Posted: April 18, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6042
Categories: News
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Catégorie : News

Unity is possible, says Archbishop of Canterbury

 — May 10, 200010 mai 2000

By Linda Bloom, United Methodist News Service (UMNS) [CLEVELAND] While the vision of one, great Church may be unachievable, a different type of unity is possible among the world’s Christians, according to the Archbishop of Canterbury. “I abandoned a long time ago a theology of unity that assumes it means uniformity and sameness,” the Most
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Posted: May 10, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican

International Anglican-Roman Catholic Consultation underway in Mississauga

 — May 17, 200017 mai 2000

Roman Catholic and Anglican bishops, paired from thirteen regions around the world, have begun their meeting in Canada in which they are reviewing and evaluating the accomplishment of thirty years of ecumenical relationship between Anglicans and Catholics in their areas. The pairs of bishops come from New Zealand, Canada, England, United States, Ireland, India, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Southern Africa, Uganda, Australia, Brazil and the West Indies.

The bishops are gathered in private session at the Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre near Toronto, Ontario, under the joint chairmanship of Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey and Cardinal Edward Idris Cassidy, President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Their first day has begun with a morning of prayer and scriptural reflection. The following days will begin and end with common prayer.
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Posted: May 17, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10378
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Anglican, bishops, Catholic, IARCCUM
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Catégorie : ACNSDans cet article : Anglican, bishops, Catholic, IARCCUM

Archbishop of Canterbury’s Sermon at Ecumenical Vespers

 — May 17, 200017 mai 2000

Together with Cardinal Cassidy and our colleagues at our ecumenical forum, I want to say how pleased we are to be here this evening and to share in this act of worship. As you will be aware, for the first time, Anglican and Roman Catholic Leaders from around the world are meeting together in order to discuss the problems and challenges that lie before us on the road to the full visible unity of our two Churches. Of course, our two Churches have travelled a long way together during the last forty or so years and we have much in common. This evening gives us an opportunity to celebrate that fact.

Nevertheless we know that some Protestant Christians object to this theological dialogue. They fear that Reformation principles are being abandoned and gospel faith is being traduced. I reply that the journey the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion have taken since the Second Vatican Council has not been a journey away from the Christian faith but a pilgrimage together into its heart. Polemics lead to hatred and division. Partnership leads to the promise of mutual service and eventual union.
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Posted: May 17, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10376
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Anglican, Catholic, George Carey, IARCCUM
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Catégorie : ACNSDans cet article : Anglican, Catholic, George Carey, IARCCUM

Joint Declaration Affects U.S. Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue

 — May 19, 200019 mai 2000

The “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification,” signed by representatives of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Vatican on Oct. 31, 1999, in Augsburg, Germany, did more than declare that certain 16th century condemnations between Lutherans and Catholics no longer apply. The formula used to reach that conclusion will influence talks between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
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Posted: May 19, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=11
Categories: ELCA NewsIn this article: Catholic, Lutheran
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Catégorie : ELCA NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Lutheran

Meissen: Fragile porcelain or robust relationship?

 — May 26, 200026 mai 2000

GENEVA, 26 May 2000 (LWI) – The Rt. Rev Michael Bourke, Anglican Bishop of Wolverhampton, England, gave a lecture on “Meissen – Fragile Porcelain or Robust Relationship?” at the Annual General Meeting of the Anglican – Lutheran Society on 18 March 2000. He co-chairs the Committee, which oversees the 1991 “Meissen Agreement” between the Church of England and the Evangelical Churches in Germany. Below is a lightly edited version of relevant excerpts from his address, which appeared in the May 2000 edition of “The Window”, the newsletter of the Anglican – Lutheran Society.
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Posted: May 26, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, full communion, Lutheran
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, full communion, Lutheran

Disciples / Roman Catholic dialogue explores evangelization

 — May 30, 200030 mai 2000

“Evangelization” was the major focus of a May 18-24 meeting of the 16-member Disciples of Christ-Roman Catholic International Dialogue Commission which gathered at the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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Posted: May 30, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, Disciples of Christ, ecumenism, evangelism/evangelization
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, Disciples of Christ, ecumenism, evangelism/evangelization

Anglicans and Roman Catholics Pray for Unity

 — May 30, 200030 mai 2000

The Pope, His Holiness John Paul II sent a message of greeting to the historic May 2000 gathering of Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops in Mississauga, Toronto, Canada. On the eve of his 80th birthday, the Pope expressed his hope that the meeting would “bear lasting fruit” and hasten unity of the two churches.

“For more than 30 years the Anglican and the Catholic Church have been on a journey towards the restoration of unity,” said the Pope in a statement read by Cardinal Edward Cassidy to 2,000 worshippers in St Michael’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in Toronto. “In some places there have been very positive developments … in other places we are not so far along the road [and] new and serious obstacles have slowed our progress. I pray that the spiritual bonds that have always lifted Catholics and Anglicans will be strengthened and deepened even further.”
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Posted: May 30, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10380
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, bishops, Catholic, IARCCUM
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, bishops, Catholic, IARCCUM

U.S. Workshop on Christian Unity Celebrates Lutheran Agreements

 — June 6, 20006 juin 2000

LOUISVILLE, Ky (ELCA) — Tears of joy and tears of sadness were often the same tears the morning of May 17, as worshipers approached the altar of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville, Ky. The Lutheran-Reformed celebration of the Lord’s Supper was a symbol of unity and an illustration of separation for
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Posted: June 6, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4708
Categories: ELCA News
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Catégorie : ELCA News

Christians gather in Regina to celebrate

 — June 12, 200012 juin 2000

by Lisa Schmidt, Regina Leader Post One of the largest ecumenical services ever held in Regina brought together thousands of Christians from all denominations for an afternoon of celebration at the Agridome Saturday. More than 3,500 people attended the service, which was the highlight of a day-long festival and tradeshow at the exhibition grounds. The
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Posted: June 12, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6208
Categories: NewsIn this article: events, millenium, Regina
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : events, millenium, Regina

Nouvelles régionales

 — June 30, 200030 juin 2000

Provinces de l’ouest La fin de semaine de la Pentecôte, le Conseil des Églises de Regina a organisé une foire religieuse et un service œcuménique pour célébrer l’année jubilaire. L’événement a eu lieu le 10 juin, veille de la Pentecôte, et a débuté par la marche annuelle pour Jésus. Des stands tenus par des représentants
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Posted: June 30, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=14
Categories: CCEIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme
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Catégorie : CCEDans cet article : Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme

Nouvelles nationales

 — June 30, 200030 juin 2000

Les résultats d un sondage Angus Reid, en avril, indiquent que 84 % des Canadiens croient en Dieu et que deux tiers admettent que leur foi religieuse est très importante dans leur vie de tous les jours. Ces résultats sont les mêmes pour tous les niveaux de revenus et le pourcentage le plus élevé se
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Posted: June 30, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=15
Categories: CCEIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme
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Catégorie : CCEDans cet article : Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme

Nouvelles internationales

 — June 30, 200030 juin 2000

Les Églises du Canada et des États-Unis sont invitées à participer à une seconde conférence nord-américaine sur Foi et Constitution ayant pour thème « L’Église : sa foi et son unité ». Cette conférence aura lieu en 2003, marquant ainsi le 40e anniversaire de la IVe Conférence mondiale ( Montréal, 1963 ) et le 10e
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Posted: June 30, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=16
Categories: CCEIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme
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Catégorie : CCEDans cet article : Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme

Episcopal Church Adopts Full Communion with ELCA

 — July 11, 200011 juillet 2000

DENVER (ELCA) — “The Episcopal Church is now, as of today, in full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) on the basis of a shared ministry in the historic episcopate and for the sake of common mission in proclaiming and serving the gospel,” the Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, presiding bishop of
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Posted: July 11, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4714
Categories: ELCA News
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Catégorie : ELCA News

Orthodox-Catholic relations at an impasse after Baltimore talks

 — August 9, 20009 aoüt 2000

‘Bitter differences’ lead to dead-end, Polish ecumenist says by Jonathan Luxmoore, Ecumenical News International [WARSAW] High-level talks between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches which ended in the United States recently were marred by “methodological deficiencies” and a “polemical atmosphere,” leaving relations between the two Christian communions at a dead-end, according to an expert on
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Posted: August 9, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4962
Categories: ENIIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, Orthodox
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Catégorie : ENIDans cet article : Catholic, dialogue, Orthodox

Peacemaking conference address stirs theological controversy

 — August 16, 200016 aoüt 2000

Some say news reports were ‘misleading’ by Jerry L. Van Marter, PCUSA News Service LOUISVILLE, Ky. — So what’s the big deal about Dirk Ficca? Ficca, a Presbyterian minister member of Chicago Presbytery and executive director of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, ignited yet another heated theological debate in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) when
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Posted: August 16, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4934
Categories: NewsIn this article: interfaith, Presbyterian Church USA, salvation
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : interfaith, Presbyterian Church USA, salvation

Archbishop of Canterbury’s comments on ‘Dominus Iesus’

 — September 5, 20005 septembre 2000

Statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury concerning the Roman Catholic document ‘Dominus Iesus’ [ACNS 2219 – Lambeth Palace, 5 September 2000] By restating the long-held view of the Roman Catholic Church on the position of other Christian churches, this document breaks no new ground. But neither does it fully reflect the deeper understanding that has
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Posted: September 5, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=17
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Catholic, Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, salvation
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Catholic, Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, salvation

Statement by Dr Ishmael Noko on the Vatican document “Dominus Iesus”

 — September 8, 20008 septembre 2000

Statement by Dr Ishmael Noko, General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, on the Vatican document “Dominus Iesus” The Lutheran World Federation has received news of the document, “Dominus Iesus” – On the Unicity and Salvific Universality of Jesus Christ and the Church, published by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith of the
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Posted: September 8, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4718
Categories: Documents, ELCA NewsIn this article: Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, salvation
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Catégorie : Documents, ELCA NewsDans cet article : Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, salvation

Lutherans Respond to Vatican Document and Letter

 — September 8, 20008 septembre 2000

CHICAGO (ELCA) — The general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) said Sept. 8 that he is “disappointed” that 35 years of ecumenical dialogue between Lutherans and Roman Catholics apparently were not considered when the Vatican issued a document earlier this week and sent a letter in June to presidents of Roman Catholic Bishops’
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Posted: September 8, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4716
Categories: ELCA NewsIn this article: Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, salvation
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Catégorie : ELCA NewsDans cet article : Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, salvation

Disappointment and dismay

 — September 9, 20009 septembre 2000

Rev. Dr Setri Nyomi, general secretary of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, has written to Cardinal Edward Cassidy, head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, to express “disappointment and dismay” following the publication this week of Dominus Iesus, a declaration by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
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Posted: September 9, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2248
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Dominus Iesus, World Communion of Reformed Churches
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Dominus Iesus, World Communion of Reformed Churches

Communiqué of the Global Christian Forum

 — September 11, 200011 septembre 2000

Thirty representatives from throughout the world gathered from 9-11 September 2000 at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, to explore the idea of a Global Christian Forum that would include a wide spectrum of churches and organisations. Those present came from Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Reformation Protestant, Pentecostal and Evangelical churches as well as Christian networks and
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Posted: September 11, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=8943
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Global Christian Forum
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Global Christian Forum

A ‘public relations disaster’ for ecumenism

 — September 15, 200015 septembre 2000

A week after publishing a document which casts doubt on the validity of Protestant Christianity and asserts Roman Catholic superiority over all other churches, the Vatican continues to draw criticism both from other churches and from within its own ranks.

The general secretaries of two organizations representing major wings of Protestantism have publicly lamented the harm done to ecumenism by Dominus Iesus, on the Unicity and Salvific Universality of Jesus Christ and the Church, published on Sept. 5 by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The document declares that churches that do not have a “valid Episcopate [bishops] and the genuine and integral substance of the Eucharistic mystery are not churches in the proper sense.”

Another document from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published in an Italian magazine this month orders Catholic bishops not to use the term “sister church” in reference to Protestant churches. This too has also caused dismay in ecumenical circles.
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Posted: September 15, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4883
Categories: ENIIn this article: Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, salvation
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Catégorie : ENIDans cet article : Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, salvation

Rite proposal stirs passion

 — September 15, 200015 septembre 2000

The United Church has dropped an attempt to substitute gender-neutral language for “Father, Son and Holy Spirit” in the baptism rite — a proposed change that caused concern among the church’s ecumenical partners, including the Anglican Church. About 100 groups and congregations last fall were asked their opinions of various new forms of the rite, said Fred Graham, liturgical officer for the United Church. The church is developing a new worship book, Celebrate God’s Presence. Conservatives, however, did not care for the changes — as Mr. Graham put it, “that sector in our church rose up” against alternate wording. Others felt, he said, that inclusive language was to be encouraged. At the same time, the United Church’s General Council Executive, which rules on matters of doctrine and faith, decided that such a fundamental change would need to be put to a church-wide vote.
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Posted: September 15, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6467
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: baptism, Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, Trinity, United Church of Canada
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : baptism, Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, Trinity, United Church of Canada

Joint communiqué: Reformed-Roman Catholic international dialogue

 — September 19, 200019 septembre 2000

The joint commission, appointed by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity of the Roman Catholic Church and by the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, held its annual session at Mondo Migliore in Castel Gandolfo, near Rome, Italy, from September 13 to 19, 2000. This was the third session of the third round of this international bilateral dialogue. The report of the first round, 1970-1977, was entitled The Presence of Christ in Church and World, and that of the second, 1984-1989, Towards a Common Understanding of the Church.
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Posted: September 19, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2249
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Catholic
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Catholic

Rev Tom Ryan, CSP

Problem with Dominus Iesus is one of tone, not substance

 — September 20, 200020 septembre 2000

The declaration entitled Dominus Iesus released on Sept. 5 by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has given rise to a firestorm of mixed reaction. Its context is the relatively new situation of religious pluralism that now marks the western world.

A lively debate has been under way among Christian theologians; it was inevitable that Christians in general, and not just theologians, stop and reflect on what this new awareness of religious diversity means for their own religion.

The Vatican declaration has provided that occasion. At issue in this debate is nothing less than what we as Christian believers should think about other world religions and their adherents, our new neighbours. The question at the bottom of it is an old one: “Who do you say that I am?”
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Posted: September 20, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=18
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, salvation, Tom Ryan
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, salvation, Tom Ryan

Cardinal Ratzinger answers objections to Dominus Iesus

 — September 22, 200022 septembre 2000

During the summer of 2000, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) issued a declaration entitled “Dominus Iesus: On the Unicity and Salvific Universality of Jesus Christ and the Church”. In an interview published on 22 September 2000, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung invited Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, to respond to the principal objections raised against the Declaration Dominus Iesus. The daily edition of L’Osservatore Romano subsequently published an Italian translation of the interview, omitting the parts that only concern the German situation. Here is a translation from the Italian version of the interview.
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Posted: September 22, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6607
Categories: OpinionIn this article: Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, Joseph Ratzinger, salvation, Vatican
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Catégorie : OpinionDans cet article : Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, Joseph Ratzinger, salvation, Vatican

ELCA-LCMS Discussion Panel Holds Third of Three Meetings

 — October 19, 200019 octobre 2000

CHICAGO — Representatives of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) discussed their churches’ ecumenical goals and views on the “Church Growth Movement” here Oct. 2-3. The last of three scheduled meetings included talk about the possibilities of publishing papers from the meetings and of future discussions between the
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Posted: October 19, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4724
Categories: ELCA News
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Catégorie : ELCA News

Andrew Britz, OSB, editor of The Prairie Messenger

The Pope and the Orthodox

 — November 15, 200015 novembre 2000

Pope John Paul II has never made it a secret: As the first Slavic pope, as a church leader from eastern Europe, he dreamed of being God’s instrument to bridge the millennium-old schism between East and West.

Over the years, out of sensitivity to the Orthodox patriarch of Moscow, he has declined repeated invitations from the eastern Catholics in Ukraine and from the Ukrainian government to visit them.

The pope is aging quickly and the rhetoric between the Orthodox and Rome is heating up rather than calming down — the Orthodox have moved beyond complaints of proselytizing; they now speak of outright “persecution” of their people by the Latin Church. All this has led the pope to change his mind and visit the millions of Eastern-rite Christians who have paid a martyr’s price for their loyalty to the Chair of Peter.

John Paul recognizes that this is a dangerous move in terms of his long-term dream of reuniting Constantinople/Moscow and Rome. To offset, as much as possible, any ecumenically negative consequences, the Vatican is continually talking about this visit as a reaching out to full brothers and sisters (see page 4).

The Slavic pope has even made a substantial donation ($150,000) toward the building of a new Orthodox cathedral in Bucharest. His generosity, however, is not limited to this sensitive trip to the East. Back in January 1995, the pope helped build the Orthodox cathedral in Ulyanovsk, the birthplace of Vladimir Lenin.

The people of Ulyanovsk, who were sorely strapped for funds, could not have been more gracious in accepting the gift: they named the pope “an honorary member of their communion in Christ.”
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Posted: November 15, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=19
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Orthodox
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Orthodox

John Ford offers Catholic View of Ecumenical Future

 — November 16, 200016 novembre 2000

In an address that emphasized the personal, heart-felt dimensions of the movement for Christian unity, the Rev. John T. Ford, C.S.C., Professor of Theology and Coordinator of Hispanic/Latino Studies at The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., offered the image of a “family reunion” as “a possible model for expanding the relationship of the Roman Catholic Church and the National Council of Churches.”

A renowned Catholic theologian, Ford has, for 20 years, been a member of the NCC’s Faith and Order Commission, a body that focuses on the theological underpinnings of the ecumenical movement. “Faith and Order here in the United States provides a venue where Christians can meet and share their faith: both their commonalities and their differences,” he said. Where else can one participate in a theological conversation that includes Quakers and Orthodox, Pentecostals and mainline Protestants, Evangelicals and Roman Catholics?”

“Faith and Order has been like a family reunion where long-lost cousins finally meet,” he said.
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Posted: November 16, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6525
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, ecumenism, National Council of Churches of Christ (USA)
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, ecumenism, National Council of Churches of Christ (USA)

Bernard Wilson offers Pentecostal View of Ecumenism

 — November 16, 200016 novembre 2000

The Rev. Dr. Bernard Wilson used his own family as a metaphor for the ecumenical movement in his address to the National Council of Churches General Assembly today, “A Pentecostal Vision for the Future of the Ecumenical Movement.”

“My eight siblings and I have established a scholarship fund that gives nine scholarships a year,” said Dr. Wilson, a minister of the Church of God in Christ, “but getting the nine of us to the same table, on the same day and at the same time, for our monthly board meetings is a challenge. Sometimes one is mad at another and submits a letter of resignation. What they really want is to resign from the family. They can’t, so they take it out on the board.”

Similarly, he said, Christians: mainline Protestant, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Evangelical, Roman Catholic and so forth — make up one family, as divided as we are. And as much as we’d like to sometimes, we can’t “resign” from our family, he said.
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Posted: November 16, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6527
Categories: NewsIn this article: ecumenism, National Council of Churches of Christ (USA), Pentecostal
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : ecumenism, National Council of Churches of Christ (USA), Pentecostal

Rev Tom Ryan, CSP

Steps toward unity of great historical significance

 — December 13, 200013 décembre 2000

In the movement for Christian unity, does dialogue just lead to more dialogue, or at some point does concrete action toward unity actually come from it? You be the judge.

Canadian Anglicans and Evangelical Lutherans:
The Waterloo Declaration, prepared in 1997 between the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada (ELCIC), has been widely circulated in synods in both churches in Canada and around the world, and to ecumenical partners. In the light of responses to it, a slightly revised version of the declaration has been prepared by the Joint Working Group.

American Evangelical Lutheran and Reformed Churches:
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the Reformed Church in America, the United Church of Christ, and the Presbyterian Church USA are now in full communion with each other.
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Posted: December 13, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=20
Categories: OpinionIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism, full communion
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Catégorie : OpinionDans cet article : Christian unity, ecumenism, full communion

Catholic diocese facing priest shortage

 — December 17, 200017 décembre 2000

Facing an unprecedented shortage of priests, Roman Catholic officials in Saskatchewan have begun a massive restructuring that will lead to radical changes in the church. Shortages have affected rural areas for several years, but now the church can’t supply a priest to every parish in the city of Saskatoon. “I am very concerned about the diminishing number of priests. It’s challenging our identity (as a church),” said Rev. Ronald Beechinor, the administrator for the Diocese of Saskatoon, who is performing the duties of bishop until a new one is named. “We’ve got to make substantial changes.”

Many of the area’s 95,000 Roman Catholics from more than 100 parishes attended meetings this fall to suggest ways to deal with the loss of as many as 10 priests by next June. The reports from the seven deaneries in the area were discussed last weekend and a final plan should be ready by February.
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Posted: December 17, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6184
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, clergy, Saskatoon
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, clergy, Saskatoon