Archive for 2009

Archive pour 2009

That they may become one in God’s hand

 — January 8, 20098 janvier 2009

That they may become one in God’s hand

Inspired by the witness of churches from a divided country, Christians throughout the world will be praying “that they may become one in God’s hand” during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2009.

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Posted: January 8, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=542
Categories: NewsIn this article: Christian unity, prayer, WPCU
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, prayer, WPCU

PC(USA) clergywoman embraces contemplative life as a Benedictine

 — January 13, 200913 janvier 2009

When Lynne Smith was a girl growing up in El Paso, Texas, she said she wanted to be a nun.

And so Smith followed the more conventional path … to ordained Presbyterian ministry and a first pastorate in Dodge City, Kan. But the yearning for a more contemplative spiritual life was never far from her mind.

While in Dodge City, Smith went on a spiritual retreat in 1985 sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph, “and had a deeper experience than I’d ever had before,” she told the Presbyterian News Service in a recent interview here. “It really changed my spirituality toward the contemplative.”
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Posted: January 13, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=7281
Categories: PCUSA NewsIn this article: spiritual ecumenism
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Catégorie : PCUSA NewsDans cet article : spiritual ecumenism

Communiqué: The Anglican-Methodist International Commission for Unity in Mission

 — January 19, 200919 janvier 2009

The Anglican-Methodist International Commission for Unity in Mission held its first meeting in the Centro Anglicano de la Diócesis de México in Mexico City, as guests of the Anglican Consultative Council. The Commission was co-chaired by the Right Revd Harold Miller, the Bishop of Down and Dromore (Church of Ireland), for the Anglican Communion, and the Revd Professor Robert Gribben (Uniting Church in Australia), Chairman of the Standing Committee on Ecumenics and Dialogue, on behalf of the World Methodist Council.

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Posted: January 19, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=543
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican, Methodist
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican, Methodist

Pope Lifts Excommunication of Lefebvrite bishops

 — January 24, 200924 janvier 2009

Pope Benedict XVI has lifted the excommunication of four bishops ordained against papal orders in 1988 by the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. The move was considered a major concession to the archbishop’s traditionalist followers. The Vatican said the decree removing the excommunication, signed Jan. 21 and made public three days later, marked an important step toward full communion with the Society of St. Pius X, founded by Archbishop Lefebvre in 1970.

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Posted: January 24, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=544
Categories: CNSIn this article: Catholic, Society of St. Pius X
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : Catholic, Society of St. Pius X

Most Rev. Luc Bouchard, Bishop of St. Paul, Alberta (2001-2012)

The Integrity of Creation and the Athabasca Oil Sands

 — January 25, 200925 janvier 2009

Dear faithful of the Diocese of St. Paul, the ecological crisis, described above by Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II, is evident in many parts of Canada. Our wasteful consumerist lifestyle, combined with political and industrial short-sightedness and neglect, are damaging our air, land, and water. Personal, social, and political change will be necessary to meet this national challenge.

As the Bishop of the Diocese of St. Paul in north-eastern Alberta, it is my responsibility to provide moral advice and leadership on questions that affect the faithful who live in my diocese. It is therefore impossible for me to ignore the moral problem created by the proposed one hundred and fifty billion dollars oil sands developments in the Municipality of Wood Buffalo because these projects are in “my own backyard,” and have aroused strong ethical criticism. In this pastoral letter I will consider this extraordinary and controversial industrial development from a Catholic perspective.

Whenever I drive to Fort McMurray and enter the city on highway 63, I appreciate reading the prominently displayed motto of the Municipality of Wood Buffalo: “We Have the Energy!” The energy is not only in the sands but is also, as the sign implies, in the very hard working people who live in this northern community. The general public has only recently become conscious of Fort McMurray. They do not know of its history as a trading and shipping center, of its connection to the early fur traders, missionaries, and voyageurs, of its First Nations and Metis communities, of the near fifty year old history of the development of the oil sands industry and the risks the pioneers of this industry undertook. It is not generally known that Suncor and Syncrude in the 1980’s had contingency plans to shut down, padlock, and mothball their plants due to the then very low price of oil, twelve dollars a barrel!
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Posted: January 25, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12028
Categories: Documents, OpinionIn this article: bishops, environment, Luc Bouchard
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Catégorie : Documents, OpinionDans cet article : bishops, environment, Luc Bouchard

Saskatoon churches enter into Covenant during Unity Week

 — January 26, 200926 janvier 2009

The leaders of seven Saskatoon churches entered into covenant with each other on Sunday, January 25. The Covenant commits the churches to work and pray together for Christian unity, and expresses a continuing commitment to support for the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism.

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Posted: January 26, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=545
Categories: DocumentsIn this article: ecumenical centre, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon
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Catégorie : DocumentsDans cet article : ecumenical centre, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon

Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad was elected in 2009 as the 16th Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
Le métropolite Kirill de Smolensk et Kaliningrad a été élu à la tête du Patriarcat de Moscou de l'Eglise orthodoxe russe

Metropolitan Kirill elected Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

 — January 27, 200927 janvier 2009

The delegates to the Church Council meeting under way in Moscow have elected Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad the 16th Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. Metropolitan Kirill garnered 508 (72%) out of the 702 votes during the election on Tuesday. To be elected Patriarch, a candidate had to be supported by more than half of the delegates.

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Posted: January 27, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=546
Categories: NewsIn this article: Moscow Patriarchate, Orthodox, patriarch, Patriarch Kirill
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Moscow Patriarchate, Orthodox, patriarch, Patriarch Kirill

Pope on Shoah: Never again

 — January 28, 200928 janvier 2009

Pope on Shoah: Never again may violence humiliate the dignity of man!

In his weekly audience Pope Benedict categorically condemned all attempts to deny the Holocaust and explained the reasons for the lifting of the excommunication of four bishops from the fraternity of St. Pius X. … Pope Benedict’s thoughts then turned to the Shoah, the memorial of which was celebrated this week. He said “the memories and images of my many visits to Auschwitz come back to me in these days, a death camp in which blind racial and religious hatred led to the ferocious extermination of millions of Jews and other innocent victims”.
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Posted: January 28, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=547
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic

Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad was elected in 2009 as the 16th Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
Le métropolite Kirill de Smolensk et Kaliningrad a été élu à la tête du Patriarcat de Moscou de l'Eglise orthodoxe russe

Le métropolite Kirill est élu à la tête du Patriarcat de Moscou

 — January 28, 200928 janvier 2009

C’est le métropolite Kirill de Smolensk et Kaliningrad qui a été élu à la tête du Patriarcat de Moscou de l’Eglise orthodoxe russe, par une victoire écrasante. Le métropolite Kirill occupait déjà par intérim la fonction laissée vacante par le patriarche Alexis II, décédé en décembre 2008.
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Posted: January 28, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=548
Categories: NewsIn this article: Orthodox
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Orthodox

The Pope has described it as an act of paternal mercy. But while the lifting of the excommunication of rebel Lefebvrist bishops has been praised by arch-traditionalists, it has shocked many Catholics and members of other faiths, especially Jews. The Tablet's Robert Mickens tracks the reasons for the turnaround and its consequences

Benedict’s high risk strategy

 — January 31, 200931 janvier 2009

It came during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and on the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of Pope John XXIII’s announcement of the Second Vatican Council – news that Pope Benedict had decreed that the “Lefebvrists”, the four bishops excommunicated for disobedience and who have never fully accepted the Council, could return to the Church.

The Pope instructed the Congregation for Bishops to “remit” the excommunications of four leaders of the schismatic Society of St Pius X (SSPX) otherwise known as Lefebvrists. The four men — Bernard Fellay, Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, Richard Williamson and Alfonso del Gallareta — incurred automatic (latae sententiae) excommunication in June 1988 when they were illicitly ordained bishops by renegade Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre (d. 1991), who founded the SSPX in 1970 and the Seminary of Ecône in south-west Switzerland.
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Posted: January 31, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6574
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Society of St. Pius X
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Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Society of St. Pius X

Msgr. Don Bolen receives the Cross of St. Augustine from Archbishop Rowan Williams

Archbishop of Canterbury honours Canadian Catholic ecumenist

 — February 3, 20093 février 2009

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has awarded the Cross of St Augustine to Monsignor Donald Bolen for his service to Anglican-Roman Catholic relations. In a private audience at Lambeth Palace the Archbishop paid warm tribute to the theological acumen and spiritual discernment that Monsignor Bolen had put unreservedly at the service of Anglican-Roman Catholic relations during his seven-year assignment to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in Rome.

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Posted: February 3, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=549
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Catholic, Donald Bolen, Rowan Williams
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Catholic, Donald Bolen, Rowan Williams

Le nouveau patriarche russe Kirill Ier promet de maintenir l’unité de l’Eglise

 — February 3, 20093 février 2009

Le métropolite Kirill de Smolensk et Kaliningrad, qui a été intronisé à Moscou 16e patriarche de l’histoire de l’Eglise orthodoxe russe sous le nom de Kirill Ier, a souligné qu’il est de son devoir d’assurer l’unité au sein de l’Eglise afin de préserver la foi. Cependant, certains observateurs considèrent qu’il a davantage les qualités d’un “leader politique” que son prédécesseur.
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Posted: February 3, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=550
Categories: NewsIn this article: Orthodox
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Orthodox

Supreme Court denies Appeal of Safe Third Party Agreement

 — February 5, 20095 février 2009

The decision of the Supreme Court of Canada not to grant leave in the case challenging the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement was met with regret today by the Canadian Council for Refugees, Amnesty International and the Canadian Council of Churches.
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La décision de la Cour suprême sur l’Entente sur les tiers pays sûrs

 — February 5, 20095 février 2009

La décision de la Cour suprême du Canada de ne pas accorder l’autorisation dans le cas de la contestation de l’Entente sur les tiers pays sûrs entre le Canada et les États-Unis a été déplorée aujourd’hui par le Conseil canadien pour les réfugiés, Amnesty International et le Conseil canadien des Églises.
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Allemagne : le débat sur l’holocauste fait rage alors que le Vatican s’explique une fois de plus

 — February 5, 20095 février 2009

La décision du pape Benoît XVI d’annuler l’excommunication d’un ecclésiastique qui s’est révélé être un négationniste de l’holocauste continue d’alimenter les critiques les plus vives.

La réintégration par le pape de Richard Williamson, membre de la Fraternité sacerdotale Saint Pie X, a été décidée peu avant une interview télévisée de la télévision suédoise montrant Richard Williamson nier que des juifs ont péri dans des chambres à gaz nazies pendant la seconde guerre mondiale. Ce scandale continue de susciter des critiques acerbes en Allemagne. Certains Allemands ont été surpris lorsque la chancelière Angela Merkel, qui se tient généralement à l’écart de ce genre de polémiques, est entrée dans le débat.
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Global finances can and must change – here’s how

 — February 12, 200912 février 2009

As the global financial system falters, many civil society and church activists see the crisis as an opportunity to press for long-overdue, radical reforms. The first opportunity for them to do so will come in early April, when the G20 will meet in London.

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Posted: February 12, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=554
Categories: News
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Catégorie : News

La finance mondiale peut et doit changer – mode d’emploi

 — February 12, 200912 février 2009

Alors que le système financier mondial vacille, de nombreux militants de la société civile et des Eglises voient la crise actuelle comme une chance pour pousser à la mise en œuvre de réformes radicales depuis longtemps nécessaires. Ils pourront s’atteler à cette tâche dès début avril, lors d’une réunion du G20 à Londres.


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Posted: February 12, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=555
Categories: News
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Catégorie : News

This Old House: The Renovation of the Christian Church in the 20th Century

 — February 13, 200913 février 2009

An Ecumenical Lenten Study of five reforms that will shape the church of the 21st Century. Join Sandra Beardsall and Nick Jesson as we examine the bricks and mortar of Christ’s church and plan for the years ahead. This is a community-build, everyone has a part in building the house of God.

Topics include:

Mar. 2 @ 6:45 pm • Checking the Blueprints — Listening Anew to the Word of God in Scripture;
Mar. 9 @ 6:45 pm • Firming Up the Foundation — Rethinking the nature and mission of the church;
Mar. 16 @ 6:45 pm • Moving the Walls — Reimagining the life of worship;
Mar. 23 @ 6:45 pm • Barn-Raising Together — Searching for Christian unity; and
Mar. 30 @ 6:45 pm • Meeting the Neighbours — Inter-religious relations.

Five Monday evenings beginning March 2 at St. James’ Anglican Church, Saskatoon (corner of Dufferin & 12th Street)
Sessions begin at 6:45 pm. No registration required.
Each evening will include prayer, fellowship, an introduction to the theme, and group discussion.
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Posted: February 13, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=556
Categories: NewsIn this article: Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon, workshop
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon, workshop

Most Rev. Luc Bouchard, Bishop of St. Paul, Alberta (2001-2012)

Bishop warns his flock not to sacrifice creation for oil revenue

 — February 18, 200918 février 2009

In a pastoral letter to the faithful in his diocese, Roman Catholic Bishop Luc Bouchard of St. Paul in Alberta, Canada decried that “the integrity of creation in the Athabasca Oil Sands” – the largest reservoir of crude bitumen in the world and the largest of three major oil sands deposits in Alberta – “is clearly being sacrificed for economic gain.”

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Posted: February 18, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=557
Categories: Documents, NewsIn this article: bishops, Canada, Catholic, climate change, ecology, environment
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Catégorie : Documents, NewsDans cet article : bishops, Canada, Catholic, climate change, ecology, environment

Church ‘renovation’ theme of study series

 — February 21, 200921 février 2009

The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism is sponsoring an ecumenical Lenten study of reforms that shape the Christian church of the 21st century. Nick Jesson, one of the presenters, describes the series as “a forward look so we can understand where the church came from and how we are building it for the future.” The study
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Posted: February 21, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6109
Categories: NewsIn this article: Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon, workshop
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon, workshop

Vatican and Al-Azhar: promoting a pedagogy of peace

 — February 26, 200926 février 2009

The Vatican’s new YouTube channel has posted the following short video about a dialogue this past week between the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) and a Muslim partner, the Permanent Committee of Al-Azhar for the Dialogue with Monotheistic Religions.

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Posted: February 26, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=558
Categories: NewsIn this article: Al-Azhar, Catholic, Islam, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Vatican, YouTube
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Al-Azhar, Catholic, Islam, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Vatican, YouTube

Vatican attacks Quebec’s compulsory Religious Education course

 — February 27, 200927 février 2009

The head of the Vatican’s education office has described the religious education curriculum introduced by the government of Quebec as bordering on “anti-Catholic”.

Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, the Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, stepped into the row over religious education, which has divided the Canadian province, when he criticised the Ethics and Religious Culture programme. It was implemented last September and has replaced all other RE curricula in the province’s state schools and Protestant and Catholic schools.

Eighty-two per cent of Quebec’s 7.5 million population are at least nominally Catholic, and boycotts of the course are occurring throughout the province. Cardinal Grocholewski said: “Talking in the same way about all religions is almost like an anti-Catholic education, because this creates a certain relativism.” He said this approach could ultimately be anti-religious, since young people are left with the impression that each faith is a fictional narrative. Speaking to the Zenit news agency in Rome, he also said that teaching all religions equally “violates the right of parents to educate their own children according to their own religion”.

Some Quebec schools have suspended pupils who take part in the boycotts. Loyola High School, a private Jesuit school in Montreal, is suing the province after its request that it be exempted from teaching the programme because it was “contrary to its faith mission” was denied.

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Posted: February 27, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=559
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Catholic
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Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Catholic

Promoting a Culture of Peace – Vatican-Al-Azhar declaration

 — February 27, 200927 février 2009

Made public yesterday afternoon was the final declaration of the annual meeting of the Joint Committee for Dialogue of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue (Vatican) and the Permanent Committee of al-Azhar for Dialogue among the Monotheistic Religions (Cairo, Egypt). The meeting was held in Rome on 24 and 25 February.

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Posted: February 27, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=560
Categories: Communiqué, NewsIn this article: Catholic, Islam
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Catégorie : Communiqué, NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Islam

Saskatchewan bishops’ joint pastoral letter on Nuclear Power

 — March 3, 20093 mars 2009

Bishops call for Critical Reflection on Uranium Mining and a Proposed Nuclear Power Plant in Saskatchewan

The Bishops of the Anglican, Evangelical Lutheran, Roman Catholic and Ukrainian Catholic churches in Saskatchewan call on their members and all Saskatchewan citizens to consider with care the issues surrounding the proposed expansion of the uranium industry in Saskatchewan and make their views known to the Government of Saskatchewan.

The Government of Saskatchewan is exploring “value-added” initiatives to expand the uranium industry in our province, including the possibility of a nuclear power plant being built in Saskatchewan. Bruce Power, the country’s only private nuclear generating company, has deemed an area of Saskatchewan (roughly from Lloydminster to Prince Albert) to be a potentially suitable site for such a development. In March 2009 a government-appointed panel is expected to make recommendations regarding such initiatives. It is critical that any recommendations be made only after full and open consultation with the people of this province.

Christian churches affirm that God created the earth and that God continues to establish and preserve a just and ordered life for all creation. Human beings are part of the vast ecosystem of the planet. Choices made by human beings must respect God’s creation in its careful interrelationship of earth, water, air and all living things. Exploiting the earth’s resources without regard for the consequences is sinful against God and God’s creation, according to Christian belief. Technology and economic development, including mining and power generation, must be subject to critical reflection in light of the impact that such actions have on people and the environment in the present and into the future.

The Bishops recognize the global need for urgent action on climate change and the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from coal-burning power plants in Saskatchewan. They appreciate the intention of the Government in proposing nuclear power to reduce emissions. At the same time, they see the necessity for careful examination of the costs and benefits of a range of energy options and encourage the Government to invite public participation in developing a new energy strategy for Saskatchewan.

The Bishops call on Premier Brad Wall, Crown Corporations Minister Ken Cheveldayoff, Environment Minister Nancy Heppner, Energy and Resources Minister Bill Boyd, First Nations Minister June Draude, Enterprise Saskatchewan Minister Lyle Stewart, and the Government of Saskatchewan to provide adequate opportunities for Saskatchewan citizens to engage in open, informed discussion based on unbiased and complete information before the Government acts on recommendations from the nuclear industry or the government-appointed panel.

+Rodney Andrews, Anglican Bishop of Saskatoon
+Bryan Bayda, CSsR, Ukrainian Eparchial Bishop of Saskatoon
+Cynthia G. Halmarson, Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
+Daniel Bohan, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Regina
+Gregory Kerr-Wilson, Anglican Bishop of Qu’Appelle
+Albert Legatt, Roman Catholic Bishop of Saskatoon
+Albert Thévenot, M. Afr., Roman Catholic Bishop of Prince Albert
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Posted: March 3, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=561
Categories: DocumentsIn this article: bishops, church leaders, environment, nuclear industry, Saskatchewan, statements
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Catégorie : DocumentsDans cet article : bishops, church leaders, environment, nuclear industry, Saskatchewan, statements

The left wing of a tryptych by Dieric Bouts the Elder, depicting the Last Judgment. Painted around 1450

The Pauline Year and the Practice of Indulgences

 — March 7, 20097 mars 2009

Normally we don’t post material on our site that is not in English or French. However, this talk given by Cardinal Walter Kasper was published today in L’Osservatore Romano, and is not yet available in a language other than Italian. A very rough translation can be produced using Google’s translation tool.
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Posted: March 7, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=562
Categories: News
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Catégorie : News

Pope says he regrets ‘mistakes’ over ‘Holocaust’ case

 — March 12, 200912 mars 2009

Pope Benedict XVI has acknowledged “mistakes” in the way the Vatican lifted the excommunication of four bishops from a breakaway Catholic group, including a prelate who had denied that Jews died in Nazi gas chambers. In a letter issued on 12 March to Roman Catholic bishops around the world, the Pope described as an “unforeseen mishap” the case of British-born Richard Williamson, one of the four bishops belonging to the Society of St Pius X (SSPX).

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Posted: March 12, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=563
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Judaism
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Judaism

Dialogue with Judaism is necessary and possible

 — March 14, 200914 mars 2009

Last November, attention turned once again to comments made by Pope Benedict XVI, this time on dialogue with Islam. Precisely as the Vatican was intensifying efforts to open dialogues with Islam on ethical and other practical issues, a book was published in Italy by Marcello Pera that contained a forward written by the pope. In this text, the pope commended Pera’s argument that interreligious dialogue is not strictly possible. The book, entitled “Why We Must Call Ourselves Christian” was an argument for the indispensably Christian character of Europe. Prior to his election as pope, Cardinal Ratzinger had co-authored another book with Pera about Europe’s identity, and so it is not a great surprise that he would write a forward for another book on the same subject by his academic colleague.

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Posted: March 14, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=564
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Benedict XVI, Catholic, interfaith, Islam, Judaism, Vatican
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Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Benedict XVI, Catholic, interfaith, Islam, Judaism, Vatican

Catholic Church called on to revoke Luther’s excommunication

 — March 20, 200920 mars 2009

An international expert on church unity has urged the Roman Catholic Church to declare officially that its excommunication of Martin Luther no longer applies.

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Posted: March 20, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=565
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Lutheran
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Lutheran

Rev Tom Ryan, CSP

Summer Ecumenical Institute 2009

 — March 21, 200921 mars 2009

Summer Ecumenical Institute 2009: Telling our story, shaping our future: Christian unity and reconciliation in Canada

June 2-5, 2009 in Saskatoon, SK

The Summer Ecumenical Institute will function as a stock-taking and a vision-building exercise for the grassroots ecumenical community in Canada. 2009 marks the 25th anniversary of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism. It is also the 50th anniversary of the announcement by Pope John XXIII of the Second Vatican Council, one of whose main aims was the advancement of Christian unity. It is 50 years since our founder, Fr. Bernard de Margerie, received his call to the path of ecumenism. There is much to celebrate!

More details at ecumenism.net/sei/
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Posted: March 21, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=566
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: Christian unity, education, Saskatoon, Summer Ecumenical Institute
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Catégorie : ConferencesDans cet article : Christian unity, education, Saskatoon, Summer Ecumenical Institute

Ecumenical Shared Ministries: an idea whose time has come?

 — March 27, 200927 mars 2009

Ecumenical Shared Ministries: an idea whose time has come?

by Rev. Dr. Jan Bigland-Pritchard
(Executive Director, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism & Coordinator, Shared Ministries Bureau)

In Winnipeg, a Catholic parish and an Anglican parish share a large building on a busy city street. In Shell Lake Saskatchewan, Anglican, Lutheran and United Church Christians have joined buildings and hearts together to form one worshipping community with joint staff and programming. In Montreal, downtown clergy of two denominations start talks about sharing a worship space: one has a big church with a small congregation, while the other has a congregation with no suitable place to meet. In Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, three existing congregations are about to break ground for a new church facility which will serve them as one congregation and help them serve the needs of their town. In Biggar, Saskatchewan, the Anglican and Lutheran pastors run a ‘Monday School’ kids club for the children of the whole town. What are all these Christians doing? They are exploring ecumenical shared ministry.

An Ecumenical Shared Ministry (ESM) exists where Christians of more than one denomination worship and serve God in a united way while still maintaining their denominational identities and connections. ESMs take many forms, from sharing a building, to sharing programs, staff and worship. There are an estimated 80-150 ESMs in Canada. Some are found in tiny rural communities. Some are in major cities. Most ESMs are located in Western Canada and the Maritimes, and new ones are forming all the time.

Ecumenical Shared Ministries are showing themselves to be part of the solution to the problem our churches face in the rural areas, and in new urban areas. In places where numbers are diminishing due to rural depopulation, ESMs offer a way for rural Christians of several denominations to work together in ministry to their communities without losing their denominational allegiances. In the new city suburbs in Western Canada, denominations are stretched to finance the planting of new churches, and some are creating new urban ESMs, like the Living Spirit Centre in Regina. These ESMs not only maximize limited financial resources, but also give ‘flesh’ to Christians’ spiritual commitment to seek Christian unity and reconciliation.

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Posted: March 27, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=567
Categories: ResourcesIn this article: Canada, ecumenical centre, shared ministry
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Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev

Russian Orthodox pick Oxford-educated cleric for ecumenical post

 — April 1, 20091 avril 2009

Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev, an Oxford-educated cleric who served as the Moscow Patriarchate’s representative to European organizations in Brussels, has been appointed as head of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Department of External Church Relations.

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Posted: April 1, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=568
Categories: ENIIn this article: Orthodox
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Worldwide Church of God announces name change

 — April 20, 200920 avril 2009

The Worldwide Church of God announced that, effective April 3, 2009, it changed its denominational name to Grace Communion International. Although the church’s official, incorporated denominational name has changed, it nonetheless retains ownership of the United States Registered Trademark “Worldwide Church of God” and continues to license that name to those of its local congregations across the country who wish to use it.
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ENI to start sharing content with Religion News Service

 — April 21, 200921 avril 2009

Geneva (ENI). Ecumenical News International and Washington-based Religion News Service (RNS) have launched a shared-content agreement to distribute selected stories from each others’ newswires.

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Posted: April 21, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=570
Categories: ENI, RNS
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Senior Church Leaders Congregate in Ottawa

 — May 12, 200912 mai 2009

Senior Church Leaders Congregate in Ottawa
The Canadian Council of Churches holds its May Governing Board meeting in the Capital

From May 11 to 15, 2009 The Canadian Council of Churches is engaging the Government of Canada through several high profile events. Outgoing President, The Rev. Dr. James Christie, said “Through this Churches’ Week in Ottawa The Canadian Council of Churches is strengthening the presence of churches in public life, drawing on a long tradition of engagement in the public square, and contributing to the public dialogue today on matters, which affect all people in Canada and the world.”
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Posted: May 12, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=571
Categories: News
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A common date for Easter is possible

 — May 22, 200922 mai 2009

The hope that all Christians will be able to celebrate Easter on the same day in the future was reaffirmed by an international ecumenical seminar organized by the Institute of Ecumenical Studies at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, 15 May.

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New executive for Canadian Council of Churches

 — May 22, 200922 mai 2009

In Ottawa, in the context of conversations with the parliamentary leaders of Canada on pressing issues of justice and development for all people, the Canadian Council of Churches elected a new Executive for 2009-2012.

The newly elected Officers come from the wide diversity of the Canadian Council of Churches which represents 85% of the Christians in Canada. As President, The Rev. Bruce Adema of the Christian Reformed Church. As Vice Presidents, Major Gillian Brown of the Salvation Army, Bishop Gilles Cazabon of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and Father John Jillions of the Orthodox Church in America. As Treasurer, Don Taylor of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

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Posted: May 22, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=574
Categories: News
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Une nouvelle Administration du Conseil canadien des Églises

 — May 22, 200922 mai 2009

À Ottawa, dans le contexte d’échanges avec les leaders parlementaires du Canada sur des questions urgentes de justice et de développement pour tous, le Conseil canadien des Églises vient d’élire sa nouvelle Administration pour le triennat 2009-2012.

Les nouveaux administrateurs élus reflètent la grande diversité du Conseil canadien des Églises, qui représente 85 % des chrétiens du Canada : à la présidence, le Très Révérend Bruce Adema, de l’Église réformée chrétienne; à la vice-présidence, le Major Gillian Brown, de l’Armée du Salut, Mgr Gilles Cazabon, de la Conférence des évêques catholiques du Canada et le Père John Jillions, de l’Église orthodoxe d’Amérique; à la trésorerie, Don Taylor, de l’Église presbytérienne du Canada.

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Posted: May 22, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=575
Categories: News
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Communiqué: Anglican-Lutheran International Commission

 — May 27, 200927 mai 2009

The third Anglican-Lutheran International Commission (ALIC) held its fourth meeting in Lilleskog, Sweden, between 20 and 27 May 2009, under the leadership of the Most Reverend Fred Hiltz, Primate of Canada, and of Reverend Dr. Cameron Harder, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon, Canada, acting as Lutheran co-chair in the absence of Bishop Dr. Thomas Nyiwé, Cameroon, who was unable to attend. Commission members sent congratulations and best wishes to their colleague Professor Dr. Kirsten Busch Nielsen, who was ordained in Copenhagen during the meeting.
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Posted: May 27, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2275
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican, Lutheran
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Ukrainian Catholic Church of Canada Accepted as Member of the the Canadian Council of Churches

 — May 29, 200929 mai 2009

Governing Board of Officers of the Canadian Council of Churches met recently at Saint Paul University. The acceptance of the new Denominational Member of the Canadian Council of Churches – the Ukrainian Catholic Church of Canada – was moved by Archbishop Yurij of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and seconded by Bishop Ron Fabbro of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. It was adopted unanimously in accordance with the CCC Constitution.
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Posted: May 29, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=7186
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canadian Council of Churches, Ukrainian Catholic
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God's Reconciling Grace: Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, 25 Years of Ecumenical Leadership

God’s Reconciling Grace: The PCE History Book

 — May 30, 200930 mai 2009

A history of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism (PCE), a book entitled God’s Reconciling Grace, is a story of ecumenism over 25 years.

The editorial committee consists of Vern Ratzlaff, Ursula Wigg, Carol Pek, and Colin Clay with contributions from Fr. Bernard de Margerie and a cast of thousands, says Rev. Jan Bigland-Pritchard, director of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism.

“The book is filled with stories of ecumenical co-operation in Saskatchewan, focusing on the Prairie Centre, but not exclusively,” she says.

God’s Reconciling Grace ($10) will be launched at a banquet on June 4 that is part of the Summer Ecumenical Institute, a conference being held from June 2-5 at Queen’s House of Retreats.
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Posted: May 30, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=572
Categories: NewsIn this article: books, Canada, ecumenical centre, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : books, Canada, ecumenical centre, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

CRC & PCC affirm relationship

 — June 1, 20091 juin 2009

An extract from the report of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee to the Presbyterian Church in Canada’s 135th General Assembly, June 2009
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Let Us Walk Together: Racial Justice Resource 2009

 — June 2, 20092 juin 2009

Let Us Walk Together: Racial Justice Resource 2009

A new resource from the Canadian Ecumenical Anti-Racism Network (CEARN) designed to help Canadians to engage with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools and to better understand the legacies of colonization that Aboriginal peoples live with today.
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Posted: June 2, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=576
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canadian Ecumenical Anti-Racism Network, church, racism
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Marchons ensemble : Documentation 2009 sur la justice raciale

 — June 2, 20092 juin 2009

Marchons ensemble : Documentation 2009 sur la justice raciale

Une nouvelle ressource conçue par le Réseau œcuménique canadien contre le racisme pour aider les Canadiens à engager le dialogue avec la Commission Vérité et réconciliation sur les pensionnats autochtones et à mieux comprendre l’héritage de colonisation avec lequel les peuples autochtones vivent aujourd’hui.
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Posted: June 2, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=577
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canadian Ecumenical Anti-Racism Network, racism
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Korean Church leader suggests « ecumenical tithing »

 — June 5, 20095 juin 2009

The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK) has told members of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) that he believes churches should be motivated to engage in a movement for “ecumenical tithing”. Referring to the Christian tradition of church members giving ten percent of their earnings to the church, Sam Hwan Kim
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Posted: June 5, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4902
Categories: News
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Peace and Justice? Mennonite and Shiite perspectives in dialogue

 — June 9, 20099 juin 2009

Peace and Justice? Mennonite and Shiite perspectives in dialogue

Seventeen Mennonite-Christian and Shiite-Muslim scholars of religion met together for four days in Qom, Iran, to discuss the theme of peace and justice. The dialogue conference was planned and hosted May 24-27, 2009 by the Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute (IKERI), under the direction of its president, Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi. Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) organized and sponsored the conference from the Mennonite side. The dialogue was the fourth in a series begun in 2002.

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Posted: June 9, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=578
Categories: DialogueIn this article: interfaith, Islam, Mennonite, Mennonite World Conference, Shiite
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Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : interfaith, Islam, Mennonite, Mennonite World Conference, Shiite

Together … (CCC Newsletter, Spring 2009)

 — June 10, 200910 juin 2009

Welcome to a late spring edition of Together. These past few months have been especially busy around The Canadian Council of Churches. The Governing Board elected a new executive. Quite a few letters have been sent to the federal government on issues relating to genetic privacy, the civil war in Sri Lanka, human trafficking, and heath care in Canada. We joined Twitter, and you joined us. The Gospel Imperative to Advocacy, a collection of reflections on faith and its relationship to the public square. We also visited Winnipeg and Ottawa – two cities filled with a palpable ecumenical spirit.
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Posted: June 10, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=579
Categories: News
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Ensemble … (Nouvelles de CCE, printemps 2009)

 — June 10, 200910 juin 2009

Voici le numéro de fin de printemps d’Ensemble. Le Conseil Canadien des Églises a été particulièrement occupé au cours des derniers mois. Son Conseil de direction s’est élu de nouveaux membres. Nous avons écrit un bon nombre de lettres au gouvernement fédéral sur des questions relatives à la confidentialité génétique, la guerre civile au Sri Lanka, la traite des personnes et les soins de santé au Canada. Nous nous sommes joints à Twitter, vous vous êtes joints à nous. Nous avons préparé L’impératif divin de la défense des droits, un recueil de réflexions sur la place de la religion dans l’espace public. Nous nous sommes également rendus à Winnipeg et à Ottawa, deux villes animées d’un esprit œcuménique palpable.
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Posted: June 10, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=580
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The Vision Before Us, subtitled 'The Kyoto Report of the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations 2000-2008', records the Commission's work of maintaining an overview of the Anglican Communion's engagement with Christians of other traditions, and of giving encouragement and advice to the ecumenical activities of the Communion and the Provinces.

Major Anglican Ecumenical Report ‘The Vision Before Us’ is now Published

 — June 12, 200912 juin 2009

A comprehensive account of the Anglican Communion’s ecumenical work has been published by the Anglican Communion Office. The Vision Before Us, subtitled ‘The Kyoto Report of the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations 2000-2008’, records the Commission’s work of maintaining an overview of the Anglican Communion’s engagement with Christians of other traditions, and of giving encouragement and advice to the ecumenical activities of the Communion and the Provinces.
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Posted: June 12, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=581
Categories: DocumentsIn this article: Anglican, books
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Catégorie : DocumentsDans cet article : Anglican, books

Catholic bishops of G8 countries on the July G8 summit

 — June 24, 200924 juin 2009

Catholic bishops of G8 countries on the July G8 summit

In a letter to leaders participating in the G8 Summit in Italy, July 8-10, the presidents of the Catholic bishops’ conferences of the G8 nations urged Summit leaders to “take concerted actions to protect poor persons and assist developing countries.”

Summary: Bishops note that those who contributed least to current crises may suffer the most; Urge G8 not to cut international aid for poor countries as result of economic crisis; Ask G8 leaders to combat climate change and protect the most vulnerable people.
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Posted: June 24, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=582
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic
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US Methodist-Catholic Dialogue Explores Eucharist, Environment

 — June 24, 200924 juin 2009

US Methodist-Catholic Dialogue Explores Eucharist, Environment

[Washington • USCCB] Care for one’s bodily health is linked to care for the body of the Church and for material creation, Methodist Bishop Timothy Whitaker said in a sermon during the second meeting of Round 7 of the Methodist-Catholic Dialogue at St. Paul’s College in Washington, June 15-17.
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Posted: June 24, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=583
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Methodist
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SEI 2009: Formation of Catholics on unity still ‘severely lacking’

 — June 25, 200925 juin 2009

SEI 2009: Formation of Catholics on unity still ‘severely lacking’

Four panelists reflected on the state of the ecumenical movement during a Summer Ecumenical Institute organized by the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism June 2 – 5 in Saskatoon.

The churches and their leadership need a new conversion to Christian unity, said Rev. Bernard de Margerie, founder of the Prairie Centre. “The journey has become too long, too heavy, and light has dimmed.”

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Posted: June 25, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=584
Categories: NewsIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism, Summer Ecumenical Institute
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Rev. Tom Ryan, CSP

SEI 2009: Crisis in ecumenism related to its success

 — June 25, 200925 juin 2009

Christian unity has come a long way in the past 50 years, but there is still a long way to go in the face of many complex factors that are slowing progress, said Rev. Tom Ryan, CSP, director of the Paulist Office for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, based in Washington, D.C.

“During the past four decades, the rediscovery of our brotherhood and sisterhood in Christ, along with the result of several bilateral and multilateral dialogues, have presented an historical shift and a new situation,” he said during a keynote address June 4 at a Summer Ecumenical Institute held in Saskatoon. “There is a new situation emerging in which we can be said to be facing a crisis in the dual sense of the term: on the one hand danger, and on the other hand opportunity.”

Paradoxically, the crisis in today’s ecumenical movement is related to its success. “The closer we come to one another, the more we feel the differences that still exist,” Ryan said. “After resolving many misunderstandings and establishing a basic consensus concerning the essentials of our faith, we’ve now reached the inner core of our differences.”
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Posted: June 25, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=585
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Christian unity, Saskatoon, Summer Ecumenical Institute
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Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Christian unity, Saskatoon, Summer Ecumenical Institute

Retired Mennonite pastor Vern Ratzlaff (right) led the toast to Prairie Centre for Ecumenism founder Rev. Bernard de Margerie during a banquet June 4, held in conjunction with a national Summer Ecumenical Institute in Saskatoon

SEI 2009: Prairie Centre hosts Summer Ecumenical Institute

 — June 25, 200925 juin 2009

SEI 2009: Prairie Centre hosts Summer Ecumenical Institute

A national Summer Ecumenical Institute was held June 2 – 5 in Saskatoon, with some 50 participants taking stock of the ecumenical movement, renewing their vision and commitment to reconciliation and unity among Christians.

Organized and hosted by the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, the event featured Rev. Tom Ryan, CSP, as facilitator. Ryan is the director of the Paulist Office for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, based in Washington, DC. A former director of the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism in Montreal, Ryan examined the past, present and future of the ecumenical movement in three keynote addresses. He also explored the question of inter-religious prayer in a workshop session June 3.

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Posted: June 25, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=586
Categories: NewsIn this article: Summer Ecumenical Institute
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Orthodox-Catholic Consultation Studies Nature of Communion, Authority

 — June 26, 200926 juin 2009

Orthodox-Catholic Consultation Studies Nature of Communion, Authority

[Washington • USCCB] The seventy-sixth meeting of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation took place at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Crestwood, New York, June 1 to 3. The session, hosted by the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA), was co-chaired by Metropolitan Maximos of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh and Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
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Posted: June 26, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=587
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Orthodox
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US Catholic-Jewish dialogue examines “Note on Covenant and Mission”

 — July 1, 20091 juillet 2009

US Catholic-Jewish dialogue examines “Note on Covenant and Mission”

[Washington • USCCB] Representatives of the U.S. Bishops and two Orthodox Jewish associations examined the recent Note on Covenant and Mission from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop (USCCB) during a June 25 meeting in New York. The discussion was part of the regular consultation of the USCCB-Rabbinical Council of America/Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America.

The bishops issued A Note on Ambiguities Contained in Reflections on Covenant and Mission, June 18, to clarify aspects of a 2002 statement by a group of Catholic and Jewish scholars associated with a standing dialogue between the USCCB and the National Council of Synagogues. Some Catholic leaders had felt the efforts in “Reflections” to recognize the validity of the Jewish covenant appeared to undercut Catholic responsibility to witness to the entirety of the Christian faith.
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Posted: July 1, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=588
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Judaism
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Inter-Anglican Standing Commission for Unity, Faith and Order – IASCUFO

 — July 1, 20091 juillet 2009

Inter-Anglican Standing Commission for Unity, Faith and Order – IASCUFO

[ACNS 4638] The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion have announced the membership of an important new commission, following extensive consultation with the Provinces of the Communion around the world. The Chair is the Most Revd Bernard Ntahoturi, Primate of the Anglican Church of Burundi.

IASCUFO will oversee the ecumenical life of the Anglican Communion, and will:

• promote the deepening of Communion between the Anglican Communion and other Christian Churches and traditions;
• advise the Provinces, the Primates, the Anglican Consultative Council, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, on all questions of ecumenical engagement, as well as on questions of Anglican Faith and Order;
• review developments in the areas of Faith, Order and Unity in the Anglican Communion and among ecumenical partners, and give advice upon them to the Churches of the Anglican Communion and to the Instruments of Communion;
• assist any Province with the assessment of new proposals in the areas of Unity, Faith and Order as requested.
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Posted: July 1, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=589
Categories: Communiqué, NewsIn this article: Anglican
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Most Reverend Albert LeGatt, archbishop-elect of Saint-Boniface

New Archbishop for Saint-Boniface

 — July 3, 20093 juillet 2009

New Archbishop for Saint-Boniface

[Ottawa • CCCB] Pope Benedict XVI today named Most Reverend Albert LeGatt as Archbishop of Saint-Boniface. At the time of his appointment, he was Bishop of Saskatoon.

The Holy Father also accepted the resignation of Most Reverend Émilius Goulet, P.S.S., in accordance with the Code of Canon Law which sets the mandatory age of retirement for bishops at 75. Archbishop Goulet, who turned 76 last May, has served the diocese of Saint-Boniface for a little more than a year past his 75th birthday. He had been appointed Archbishop of Saint-Boniface in [June] 2001.
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Posted: July 3, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=590
Categories: NewsIn this article: Albert LeGatt, bishops, Canada, Catholic
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Revived Anglican-United dialogue issues report

 — July 3, 20093 juillet 2009

Revived Anglican-United dialogue issues report

[ACC News] After six years of conversation, the Anglican-United Dialogue offers their churches “Drawing from the Same Well: the St. Brigid Report.” Formatted for quick reference, the report describes where Anglican and United churches are working cooperatively, and outlines the differences between the denominations.
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Posted: July 3, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=591
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, United Church of Canada
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Bartholomeos I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople

Orthodox Patriarch wants Euro-body with Catholics, Protestants

 — July 19, 200919 juillet 2009

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeos I, a spiritual leader who represents Eastern Orthodox Christianity, has called for the creation of a churches’ umbrella body in Europe to include Roman Catholics alongside Anglicans, Orthodox and Protestants.
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Posted: July 19, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=592
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Bartholomew I, Catholic, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Europe, Orthodox, patriarch, Protestant
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Bartholomew I, Catholic, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Europe, Orthodox, patriarch, Protestant

Bartholomeos I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople

Le patriarche œcuménique souhaite une organisation rassemblant catholiques, protestants et orthodoxes

 — July 20, 200920 juillet 2009

Le patriarche œcuménique Bartholomée Ier, “premier parmi ses pairs” dans la hiérarchie de l’Eglise orthodoxe, a appelé de ses vœux la création d’une organisation rassemblant anglicans, orthodoxes, protestants et catholiques romains.
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Posted: July 20, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=593
Categories: NewsIn this article: Bartholomew I, Catholic, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Europe, Orthodox, patriarch, Protestant
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Bartholomew I, Catholic, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Europe, Orthodox, patriarch, Protestant

Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission Begins Discussion on Reformation Anniversary

 — July 24, 200924 juillet 2009

The fifth round of the Lutheran – Roman Catholic Commission on Unity had its first meeting, 19-24 July 2009 at the Christian Jensen Kolleg in Breklum, Germany. The commission’s work will focus first on the ecumenical significance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and then on the topic “baptism and growth in communion.”
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Posted: July 24, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2260
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, Lutheran
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Anglican leader’s concern for unity reflects Vatican concerns

 — July 29, 200929 juillet 2009

Anglican leader’s concern for unity reflects Vatican concerns

Vatican concerns about how some recent decisions of the U.S. Episcopal Church will impact the search for full Anglican-Roman Catholic unity are echoed in a reflection by Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury, the head of the Anglican Communion.

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Posted: July 29, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=594
Categories: CNSIn this article: Anglican, Archbishop of Canterbury, Episcopal Church, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Rowan Williams, Vatican
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : Anglican, Archbishop of Canterbury, Episcopal Church, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Rowan Williams, Vatican

Fr. Bernard de Margerie is a priest of the Roman Catholic diocese of Saskatoon, and the founder of the <a href='http://pcecumenism.ca' target='_blank'>Prairie Centre for Ecumenism</a>. He served as director of the PCE from 1984 to 1994. Bernard has always brought a passion to the ministry of ecumenism, in its theological, pastoral, and spiritual dimensions
L'abbé Bernard de Margerie est prêtre, du diocèse catholique romain de Saskatoon; il fonda le <a href='http://pcecumenism.ca' target='_blank'>Prairie Centre for Ecumenism</a> en 1984, et en fut le directeur jusqu'à 1994. Bernard s'est toujours montré passionné du ministère d'œcuménisme, dans ses dimensions tant théologiques qu pastorales, et activement engagé dans la formation œcuménique de fidèles

Fr. Bernard de Margerie – A Life in Ecumenism

 — August 6, 20096 aoüt 2009

At the end of June this year, Fr. Bernard de Margerie retired from active ministry after over 50 years. During these years he has served in parish ministry across the RC Diocese of Saskatoon, and in a number of specialized ministries. The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism claims Fr. Bernard as our own. He was the founder of the Centre back in 1984, and served as the executive director until 1994. He has continued to have an active role in ecumenism in Saskatoon and across the diocese in more recent years. At retirement, he was pastor of Paroisse Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens in Saskatoon, and ecumenical officer for the diocese.
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Posted: August 6, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=595
Categories: NewsIn this article: Bernard de Margerie, Christian unity, Saskatoon, WPCU
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Bernard de Margerie, Christian unity, Saskatoon, WPCU

The Rev'd Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan, director for Unity, Faith and Order, Anglican Communion Office

Canadian Anglican appointed to prestigious Communion position

 — August 14, 200914 aoüt 2009

Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan has been appointed director for Unity, Faith and Order for the Anglican Communion. Ms. Barnett-Cowan is currently director of faith, worship and ministry of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, a post she has held since 1995. She was recently appointed to the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission for Unity, Faith and Order (IASCUFO).
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Posted: August 14, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=596
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Alyson Barnett-Cowan, Anglican, Christian unity, IASCUFO, WCC Commission on Faith & Order
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Alyson Barnett-Cowan, Anglican, Christian unity, IASCUFO, WCC Commission on Faith & Order

Le Conseil canadien des Églises a écrit aux églises des États-Unis

 — August 14, 200914 aoüt 2009

Le Conseil canadien des Églises a écrit à trois des plus grands organismes religieux des États-Unis, soit au National Council of Churches, à la United States Conference of Catholic Bishops et à la National Association of Evangelicalism pour partager avec eux son expérience de débats sur les soins de santé analogues à ceux qui ont eu lieu au Canada.
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Posted: August 14, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=597
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canadian Council of Churches, Ecumenical Health Care Network, health care
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canadian Council of Churches, Ecumenical Health Care Network, health care

The Canadian Council of Churches addresses US health care debates

 — August 14, 200914 aoüt 2009

The Canadian Council of Churches has written to three of the largest church bodies in the United States – the National Council of Churches, The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the National Association of Evangelicals – to share experiences in similar debates on health care that have taken place in Canada.
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Posted: August 14, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=598
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canadian Council of Churches, Ecumenical Health Care Network, health care
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canadian Council of Churches, Ecumenical Health Care Network, health care

Lutherans approve full communion pact with Methodists

 — August 21, 200921 aoüt 2009

Even as their churches are riven by internal debates over homosexuality, the two nation’s two largest mainline Protestant denominations agreed Aug. 20 to share ministers and resources in a “full communion” accord.

The agreement, which was approved at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s biennial assembly in Minneapolis, connects the 4.6 million-member ELCA with the United Methodist Church, which has 11 million members.

Church leaders said the measure is more than just feel-good ecumenism. By sharing ministers, missions, and other resources, the accord may toss a lifeline to the two denominations, both of which have steadily lost members for decades.

ELCA delegates voted 958 to 51 in favour of the accord, standing to applaud the measure and sing a celebratory hymn. The United Methodist Church approved the agreement by similarly overwhelming numbers at its General Conference last year.
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Posted: August 21, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=7279
Categories: RNSIn this article: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, full communion, United Methodist
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Catégorie : RNSDans cet article : Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, full communion, United Methodist

A Time for Hope: A National Marriage Enrichment Conference

A Time for Hope: A National Marriage Enrichment Conference

 — September 16, 200916 septembre 2009

A Time for Hope: A National Marriage Enrichment Conference
March 19-20, 2010
Sheraton Cavalier, Saskatoon, SK

1-877-661-5005, ext 229
www.marriage2010.ca
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Posted: September 16, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=599
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: 2010, marriage, Saskatoon
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Catégorie : ConferencesDans cet article : 2010, marriage, Saskatoon

Communiqué from the International Commission of the Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue

 — September 23, 200923 septembre 2009

The International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue met in Chania, Crete, from Tuesday, 15th September to Sunday 20th September 2009, as guests of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, at the Metropolis of Kydonia and Apokoronos.

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Posted: September 23, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=600
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican, Orthodox
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican, Orthodox

The Rev. Dr. Sandra Beardsall

Preparing for Ecumenical Ministries

 — September 23, 200923 septembre 2009

Saskatoon Theological Union (St. Andrew’s College) will be offering a “Preparing for Ecumenical Ministries” course from January 18-22, 2010, for credit or audit. It will run from 9-5 daily. The instructor will be Sandra Beardsall (Professor of Church History and Ecumenics).

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Posted: September 23, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=601
Categories: NewsIn this article: education, Saskatoon, shared ministry
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : education, Saskatoon, shared ministry

KAIROS Week of Action: Connecting Climate Justice and Global Poverty

KAIROS Week of Action: Connecting Climate Justice and Global Poverty

 — October 9, 20099 octobre 2009

Beyond the traditional categorization of climate change as an environmental issue, it is clearly also a development issue; a poverty reduction, food security, economics, health, human rights, governance and equality issue. It is a Millennium Development Goal issue. (UN Millennium Campaign)

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Posted: October 9, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=602
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, climate change, development, ecology, environment, KAIROS, poverty
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, climate change, development, ecology, environment, KAIROS, poverty

Press release: US Catholic-Oriental Orthodox dialogue

 — October 19, 200919 octobre 2009

The new agreed statement of the international dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches and the fostering of vocations were the main topics of discussion at the 2009 meeting of the national dialogue between the two communions.

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Posted: October 19, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=603
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Coptic, Oriental Orthodox
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Coptic, Oriental Orthodox

Orthodox-Catholic Commission Studies Primacy of Peter

 — October 23, 200923 octobre 2009

[Paphos, Cyprus • Zenit.org] The International Mixed Commission for Theological Dialogue Between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church has progressed in its reflection on the role of the bishop of Rome. The commission issued a joint communiqué reporting on its progress at the end of its 11th plenary session, ended today in Paphos. The
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Posted: October 23, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=604
Categories: Communiqué, Dialogue, NewsIn this article: Catholic, Orthodox, papacy, petrine ministry, primacy
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Catégorie : Communiqué, Dialogue, NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Orthodox, papacy, petrine ministry, primacy

The Bruised Reed: A Christian Reflection on Suffering and Hope

The Bruised Reed: A Christian Reflection on Suffering and Hope

 — October 23, 200923 octobre 2009

The Bruised Reed: A Christian Reflection on Suffering and Hope

More than five years in the making, the Canadian Council of Churches’ Commission for Faith and Witness, has published a beautiful theological text on Suffering and Hope. The book stands apart from others in its highly experiential quality. It follows eight real Canadian stories to give rise to a highly experiential encounter with these challenging theological topics. This resource is an invaluable addition to any library.

This pastoral resource is the result of the Faith and Witness Commission’s being called upon to give shape and form to a paradox: the paradox of finding hope in suffering and suffering in hope.

The Commission for Justice and Peace has also pulled together a must have resource. It is a First Nations reflection on racism, truth, and reconciliation. You may order both resources through Erin Green, Communications Officer, . A donation of $10 is suggested to cover printing and mailing costs.
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Posted: October 23, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=605
Categories: ResourcesIn this article: books, Canadian Council of Churches, suffering and hope
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Catégorie : ResourcesDans cet article : books, Canadian Council of Churches, suffering and hope

As some protest, Catholic-Orthodox dialogue discusses role of papacy

 — October 23, 200923 octobre 2009

In the midst of a protest by a small number of Orthodox monks and faithful, the official Catholic-Orthodox dialogue commission met in Cyprus Oct. 16-23. The meeting of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue Between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church focused on a key factor in the ongoing division between Catholic and Orthodox: the role of the pope as bishop of Rome. The protesters — who were arrested Oct. 20, the third day of their demonstration — claimed that the ongoing dialogue between the two churches was aimed at getting the Orthodox to submit to papal authority. According to a statement released by the dialogue commission Oct. 23, the commission’s Orthodox members discussed “the negative reactions to the dialogue by certain Orthodox circles and unanimously considered them as totally unfounded and unacceptable, providing false and misleading information.” The Orthodox delegates “reaffirmed that the dialogue continues with the decision of all the Orthodox churches and is pursued with faithfulness to the truth and the tradition of the church,” said the statement released in Cyprus and at the Vatican.
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Posted: October 23, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=606
Categories: CNSIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, Orthodox, papacy
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : Catholic, dialogue, Orthodox, papacy

Vatican offers new provisions for Anglican “converts”

 — October 23, 200923 octobre 2009

Vatican offers new provisions for Anglican “converts”

Earlier this week the Vatican announced new pastoral provisions for Anglicans seeking to join the Roman Catholic Church that will allow them to keep aspects of the historic Anglican liturgy and patrimony. The announcement came from Cardinal William Levada, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The CDF is the Vatican office responsible for doctrine. Since 1980, the CDF has supervised a special pastoral provision for former Anglicans in the United States that permitted married Anglican clergy to be admitted to Roman Catholic ministry and in a few cases for entire parishes of former Anglicans to continue to use Anglican liturgical forms. The announcement this week was touted as a means of making the 1980 pastoral provision universal.

Read the complete commentary by Nicholas Jesson on our website…
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Posted: October 23, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=607
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Catholic, ordinariate
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Catholic, ordinariate

Chaldean Catholic community purchases Anglican church building in Saskatoon

 — November 1, 20091 novembre 2009

The Chaldean Catholic community, made up of families and individuals who have had to leave Iraq in recent years, have a new place to call home – the church formerly known as St. Timothy’s Anglican, on Lansdowne Ave in southeast Saskatoon.

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Posted: November 1, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=608
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic

Lutherans adopt statement asking forgiveness from Mennonites

 — November 1, 20091 novembre 2009

Lutherans adopt atatement asking forgiveness from Mennonites

LWF Council Unanimously Adopts Statement Asking Forgiveness from Mennonites
Mennonites Welcome Move Toward Reconciliation, says MWC General Secretary Miller

The Council of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has approved a statement that prepares for a significant action of reconciliation with churches of the Anabaptist family.

With this endorsement, the statement “Action on the Legacy of Lutheran Persecution of ‘Anabaptists'” is recommended for adoption at the July 2010 LWF Eleventh Assembly in Stuttgart, Germany. The statement expresses “deep regret and sorrow” for the legacy of violent persecution of Anabaptists, and especially for the ways in which Lutheran reformers supported this persecution with theological arguments. It asks forgiveness, “from God and from our Mennonite sisters and brothers,” for these past wrongs and also for the ways in which later Lutherans have forgotten or ignored this persecution and have continued to describe Anabaptists in misleading and damaging ways.

The statement then makes commitments with respect to how the violent history of persecution by Lutherans will be remembered, and how the Lutheran confessional legacy will be interpreted from now on in light of this action.

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Posted: November 1, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=609
Categories: NewsIn this article: Lutheran, Lutheran World Federation, Mennonite, Mennonite World Conference, repentance
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Lutheran, Lutheran World Federation, Mennonite, Mennonite World Conference, repentance

New Quality in Lutheran-Roman Catholic Relationship

 — November 1, 20091 novembre 2009

LWF General Secretary Noko: New Quality in Lutheran-Roman Catholic Relationship Cardinal Kasper Says Ecumenism Need Not Be Reinvented [AUGSBURG, Germany/GENEVA | LWI] When signing the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ) ten years ago, “we committed ourselves to a joint ecumenical journey,” said Rev. Dr Ishmael Noko, general secretary of the Lutheran World
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Posted: November 1, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4905
Categories: News
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Catégorie : News

Cardinal Walter Kasper in Augsburg at the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Joint Declaration on Justification

German cardinal says Vatican looking for new steps to unity

 — November 4, 20094 novembre 2009

The Vatican official responsible for links with other churches has rejected suggestions of a “standstill” in the search for Christian unity. “There has already been a lot of movement,” Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, told Ecumenical News International in Wittenberg, the eastern German town where in 1517, Martin Luther published his 95 Theses, thereby setting in train the breach with the papacy.

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Posted: November 4, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=610
Categories: Dialogue, ENIIn this article: Catholic, Vatican, Walter Kasper
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Catégorie : Dialogue, ENIDans cet article : Catholic, Vatican, Walter Kasper

Orthodox-Catholic Consultation Responds To ‘Ravenna Document’

 — November 4, 20094 novembre 2009

The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation finalized a joint response to the international dialogue’s 2007 “Ravenna Document” at their 77th meeting, held at Saint Paul’s College in Washington, October 22-24. Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Maximos of Pittsburgh and Roman Catholic Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans presided over it.

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Posted: November 4, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=611
Categories: DocumentsIn this article: Catholic, Orthodox
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Catégorie : DocumentsDans cet article : Catholic, Orthodox

The Anglican-Old Catholic International Co-ordinating Council – Communiqué

 — November 4, 20094 novembre 2009

The Anglican-Old Catholic International Co-ordinating Council – Communiqué

The Anglican-Old Catholic International Co-ordinating Council (AOCICC) met in the International Study Centre, Canterbury, England, from 26 to 29 October 2009. The Council welcomed the Revd Carola von Wrangel from the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe as a new member.

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Posted: November 4, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=612
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican

Anglican apostolic constitution published today

 — November 9, 20099 novembre 2009

This morning the Vatican announced the publication of the apostolic constitution enacting the canonical provisions for new Anglican ordinariates. As well, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued “complementary norms” to accompany the apostolic constitution.

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Posted: November 9, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=613
Categories: Documents, Vatican NewsIn this article: Anglican, Benedict XVI, Catholic
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Catégorie : Documents, Vatican NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Benedict XVI, Catholic

US Catholic & Polish National Catholic churches discuss clergy transfers

 — November 13, 200913 novembre 2009

US Catholic & Polish National Catholic churches discuss clergy transfers

The challenges of clergy transfers between churches stood as a key topic at the annual Polish National Catholic-Roman Catholic dialogue, this year at the Polish National Catholic Church (PNCC) Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania, September 28-29. Bishop Edward U. Kmiec of Buffalo and Bishop Anthony Mikovsky of the Central diocese of the PNCC co-chaired the meeting.
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Posted: November 13, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=614
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic

US Muslims and Catholics discuss role of faith in the public square

 — November 13, 200913 novembre 2009

US Muslims and Catholics discuss role of faith in the public square

Muslims and Catholics discussed religion in the public square at an interreligious dialogue, October 25-27, in Milwaukee. Deliberations began with a well-attended public lecture entitled, “Faithful Citizenship – Catholic and Muslim Engagement in Civic Life” at the Islamic Center School. The Catholic perspective was presented by Michael Hovey, coordinator of the Office for Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs of the Archdiocese of Detroit. The Islamic perspective was given by Dr. Irfan Omar, Professor of Islamic Studies at Marquette University.

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Posted: November 13, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=615
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Islam
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Islam

The Venerable David Irving, bishop-elect of Saskatoon

New Anglican bishop elected for Saskatoon: David Irving

 — November 18, 200918 novembre 2009

New Anglican bishop elected for Saskatoon: David Irving

David Irving, currently the executive archdeacon of the diocese of Kootenay, has been elected the new bishop of the diocese of Saskatoon. Bishop-elect Irving will replace Bishop Rodney Andrews , who is retiring on Feb. 28.

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Posted: November 18, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=616
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican Church of Canada, bishops, Saskatoon
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican Church of Canada, bishops, Saskatoon

BC Court rules on disputed Anglican church properties

 — November 26, 200926 novembre 2009

Court rules church properties remain with diocese of New Westminster

The Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled yesterday that the Anglican Church of Canada’s diocese of New Westminster retains possession of four church properties worth an estimated $20 million. Members of congregations in these churches, who voted to leave the Anglican Church of Canada and join the more conservative Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC), claimed these properties were held in trust for them.

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Posted: November 26, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=617
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican Church in North America, Anglican Church of Canada
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican Church in North America, Anglican Church of Canada

Jewish-Catholic Dialogue Rejects Coercion in Matters of Faith

 — November 30, 200930 novembre 2009

Catholic and Jewish leaders agreed at a fall dialogue that proselytism understood as coercion or manipulation is a corruption of authentic witness to one’s faith. “Any effort to lead a person to faith that tramples on human freedom betrays a lack of respect for human dignity,” said Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs.

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Posted: November 30, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=618
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Catholic, evangelism/evangelization, Judaism, proselytism, religious freedom, US Conference of Catholic Bishops, USA
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Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Catholic, evangelism/evangelization, Judaism, proselytism, religious freedom, US Conference of Catholic Bishops, USA

KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
KAIROS : Initiatives canadiennes œcuméniques pour la justice

Canadian Government cuts funding for KAIROS overseas work

 — December 2, 20092 décembre 2009

Canadian Government cuts funding for KAIROS overseas work
CIDA cuts to KAIROS will devastate human rights work overseas

(Toronto) The Canadian government’s decision to cut funding to KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives will have a devastating impact on KAIROS’ overseas partners and the thousands of marginalized people in local communities they support, KAIROS announced today.
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Posted: December 2, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=619
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, human rights, justice, KAIROS
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, human rights, justice, KAIROS

Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity Faith and Order Communiqué

 — December 8, 20098 décembre 2009

Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity Faith and Order Communiqué

[Canterbury • ACNS4675] Grateful for the gracious guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order held its first meeting in Canterbury, England from 1 to 8 December 2009.

The Commission has been established by the Lambeth Conference, the Primates’ Meeting, and the Anglican Consultative Council. It builds on previous work done by the Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission, the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations, and the Windsor Continuation Group. It reports to the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion.

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Posted: December 8, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=620
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican, theology
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican, theology

Symposium on War and Peace: Mennonites and Christian Reformed Churches discuss and discern

 — December 11, 200911 décembre 2009

Symposium on War and Peace: Mennonites and Christian Reformed Churches discuss and discern

On Oct. 17, Bruce Adema, Director of Canadian Ministries for the bi-national Christian Reformed Church and current president of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC), and Robert J. Suderman, General Secretary of Mennonite Church Canada hosted a Symposium on War and Peace together with the Christian Reformed Church of Canada at Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg.
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Posted: December 11, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=621
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Canada, Christian Reformed Church in North America, Mennonite, Mennonite Central Committee, peace, Reformed churches
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Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Canada, Christian Reformed Church in North America, Mennonite, Mennonite Central Committee, peace, Reformed churches

WCC Faith & Order issues are relevant for Mennonites

 — December 15, 200915 décembre 2009

WCC dialogue questions relevant for Mennonites says Neufeld

How and where does the global church discuss issues such as the nature and mission of the church, sources of authority and moral discernment in the churches? One long-standing forum for important discussions such as these is the Faith and Order Plenary Commission of the World Council of Churches. This body, while not officially decision-making, gathered in Kolympari, Crete, 7-13 October 2009.

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Posted: December 15, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=622
Categories: DialogueIn this article: ecclesiology, Mennonite, Mennonite World Conference, theology, WCC
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Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : ecclesiology, Mennonite, Mennonite World Conference, theology, WCC

Monsignor Donald Bolen, bishop-elect of Saskatoon

New Catholic bishop appointed for Saskatoon: Donald Bolen

 — December 21, 200921 décembre 2009

Glad tidings for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon arrived a few days before Christmas with the appointment of Msgr. Donald Bolen of Regina as seventh bishop of the diocese.

Pope Benedict XVI’s appointment of Bolen as bishop was announced Dec. 21 in Rome. The diocese of Saskatoon has been without a bishop since September, when former bishop Albert LeGatt was inaugurated as Archbishop of St. Boniface, Manitoba.

Bolen, 48, is presently serving as vicar-general of the Archdiocese of Regina, and pastor of St. Joseph parish, Balgonie; St. Agnes at Pilot Butte; and St. Peter’s Colony, Kronau.

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Posted: December 21, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=623
Categories: NewsIn this article: bishops, Canada, Catholic, Donald Bolen, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : bishops, Canada, Catholic, Donald Bolen, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon