Archive for 2012

Archive pour 2012

U.S. Jewish-Catholic dialogue on religious identities

 — January 20, 201220 janvier 2012

Jewish and Catholic leaders agree that much work lies ahead in accurately presenting the religious identity and practices of each other’s communities in their respective religious education textbooks.
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Posted: January 20, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2224
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Judaism
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Judaism

A Response to Every Possibility of Communion

 — January 26, 201226 janvier 2012

Here is a translation of the homily Benedict XVI gave Wednesday evening at Vespers on the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. The celebration closed the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
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Posted: January 26, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2223
Categories: OpinionIn this article: 2012, Benedict XVI, communion ecclesiology, WPCU
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Catégorie : OpinionDans cet article : 2012, Benedict XVI, communion ecclesiology, WPCU

Recommendations for advancing towards Christian unity

 — January 26, 201226 janvier 2012

Representatives of a broad range of Christian churches and organizations met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 14 to 19 January to complete a report and make recommendations for significant advances toward Christian unity and inter-religious cooperation.
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Posted: January 26, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2222
Categories: DocumentsIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism, WCC
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Catégorie : DocumentsDans cet article : Christian unity, ecumenism, WCC

Lutheran leader defends the Pope

 — January 28, 201228 janvier 2012

by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, The Tablet Lutheran Bishop Johannes Friedrich has said that the Pope’s visit to the Augustinian monastery at Erfurt on his visit to Germany last year “cannot be rated highly enough”. The former Bishop of Bavaria was writing in the German Protestant monthly Chrismon about the papal visit to Germany’s Protestant heartland last
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Posted: January 28, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6744
Categories: The TabletIn this article: 2017, Benedict XVI, Catholic, Lutheran, Reformation, Walter Kasper
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Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : 2017, Benedict XVI, Catholic, Lutheran, Reformation, Walter Kasper

Prairie Centre for Ecumenism

PCE seeking new executive director

 — February 7, 20127 février 2012

POSITION AVAILABLE: The Board of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism in Saskatoon invites applications for the half-time position of Director for the Centre. The Director is to innovate and implement programs, services and other undertakings in accordance with the vision and priorities of the Centre as outlined in the Constitution of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism. The Director will address such priorities as developing resources, implementing programs, promoting ecumenism, being an ecumenical facilitator for the sponsoring and other churches and engaging in ecumenical dialogues.

The Director will have a theological formation in the Christian Faith with experience in and first-hand knowledge of ecumenism. The Director will have a combination of University Education and experience in related topics. The Director’s skill set will include interpersonal skills; written, oral and computer/electronic abilities; the ability to work with the Board on programs and operations and the ability to supervise staff.

For more information contact the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism at 306 653-1633 or at pce [at] ecumenism [dot] net. Resumes may also be sent to 600 – 45th Street West, Saskatoon, SK S7L 5W9.

Closing date for applications is Feb. 29, 2012
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Posted: February 7, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=1980
Categories: NewsIn this article: Prairie Centre for Ecumenism
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Prairie Centre for Ecumenism

Jennifer Henry, incoming Executive Director of KAIROS

KAIROS appoints new Executive Director

 — February 16, 201216 février 2012

The Board of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives is pleased to announce that Jennifer Henry has been appointed to be the new Executive Director of KAIROS, effective March 12, 2012.
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Posted: February 16, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=1981
Categories: News
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Catégorie : News

ELCA, Vatican leaders meet

 — February 22, 201222 février 2012

CHICAGO (ELCA) – In gratitude for the “unity in Christ” between the Catholic Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson shared with Pope Benedict XVI a sense of urgency between Lutherans and Catholics in responding to the “great needs of poverty and human care” in the world.
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Posted: February 22, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4864
Categories: ELCA NewsIn this article: Catholic, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Lutheran, Vatican
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Catégorie : ELCA NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Lutheran, Vatican

Archbishop Rowan Williams, left, with Pope Benedict XVI walking up stairs as they arrive for vespers at the Basilica of St. Gregory on the Caelian Hill in Rome

Catholics, Anglicans need to renew commitment to unity, Pope says

 — March 12, 201212 mars 2012

Remembering the common roots of the Christianity they share, Roman Catholics and Anglicans should renew their commitments to praying and working for Christian unity, Pope Benedict XVI said.

The Pope and Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion, held an evening prayer service March 10 at Rome’s Church of St. Gregory on the Caelian Hill, the church from which Pope Gregory the Great sent St. Augustine of Canterbury and his fellow monks to evangelize England in 597.

The service was part of celebrations marking the 1,000th anniversary of the founding of the Camaldolese branch of the Benedictine order. Camaldoli monks and nuns live and pray at the Church of St. Gregory and have an active program of ecumenical contacts.
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Posted: March 12, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=7012
Categories: CNSIn this article: Anglican, Archbishop of Canterbury, Benedict XVI, Catholic, dialogue, pope, Rowan Williams
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : Anglican, Archbishop of Canterbury, Benedict XVI, Catholic, dialogue, pope, Rowan Williams

The Unity We Seek: Exploring Hopes and Challenges for Ecumenism Today

 — March 14, 201214 mars 2012

“Unity” belongs to the concepts that should be constantly discussed. Life is changing, also the life of the churches and their life together. So are their understanding of unity, their challenges to unity and their contributions to it.

Images can stimulate our reflections, without saying everything or being exclusive, they can nurture our imagination and our ability to be creative. Images from nature can give us a sense of reality, and a deeper sense of how we are a part of a living reality. I have been reflecting on an image, actually a photo, that give me some new insights, deepening my reflections on this topic that I have been discussing and striving for during the last 20 years of study and work. The photo is of some lichen, growing in a circle, across the deep crevice in the rock on which they grow. It seems to be challenged by the split in the rock, but nevertheless grows across it. This striking image has encouraged me to look at unity as something of a double reality. It is growing life, yet still making a structure. It belongs to the essential nature of this lichen to grow in circles, to become part of a unity. I am told by my dear colleague from Tanzania that the same is true for banana trees, they also grow like families in circles. The photo taken just outside our small summer house at the coast of Norway last summer, is from a bare rock next to the sea on a small island, out in the big sea that unites Norway with the continent of Europe and further more with the whole globe. I wonder what images in Canadian nature might inspire you to these kinds of reflections.

Thus, I believe that «Unity» is a concept that requires complementary perspectives. I have brought my reflections together in 10 pairs of perspectives, describing unity, to offer you here for your consideration today.
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Posted: March 14, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=9702
Categories: OpinionIn this article: Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC
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Catégorie : OpinionDans cet article : Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC

Communiqué concerning the Society of St. Pius X

 — March 16, 201216 mars 2012

On Friday, March 16th, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) issued a communiqué regarding the current status of relations with the traditionalist Catholic organization Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), founded by the late Archbishop Lefebvre. For some years now the CDF has been engaged in a consultation with the SSPX regarding a number of matters of dispute. The letter states that the position [the SSPX] expressed is not sufficient to overcome the doctrinal problems which lie at the foundation of the rift between the Holy See and the SSPX.
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Posted: March 16, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2151
Categories: Communiqué, NewsIn this article: Catholic
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Catégorie : Communiqué, NewsDans cet article : Catholic

The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams

Archbishop of Canterbury to step down at end of 2012

 — March 16, 201216 mars 2012

The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has today revealed that he is to step down from his role at the end of the year. His decision comes after 10 years in the post and after accepting the position of Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge.
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Posted: March 16, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2152
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Rowan Williams
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Rowan Williams

Christians in India call for a respectful approach to mission

 — March 20, 201220 mars 2012

[WCC News] “Christians are to acknowledge that changing one’s religion is a decisive step that must be accompanied by sufficient time for reflection and preparation, through a process ensuring full personal freedom.” This assertion is one of the guiding principles for Christian mission in India suggested in early March by a consultation convened under the
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Posted: March 20, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2165
Categories: WCC News
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Catégorie : WCC News

A Church divided is not whole in God – Rev. Tveit

 — March 21, 201221 mars 2012

There’s nothing more Catholic than ecumenism, nothing more Christian than unity, nothing more urgent than the need to heal divisions in the body of Christ, but none of it will happen based on resentments, fears and identity politics, the head of the World Council of Churches told a couple hundred people in Toronto March 14.

On his first official visit to Canada, Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit laid out challenges to ecumenism which he said oppose the Christian mandate to fulfill the Lord’s Prayer — “Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in heaven.”

“We are forced to ask whether we are seeking a consensus for the sake of our own institution, for our tradition, for our own group,” said Tveit. “Or if we are seeking a consensus that is giving space for the other, for the wholeness of God’s Church and God’s creation.”
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Posted: March 21, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6978
Categories: Catholic RegisterIn this article: Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC
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Catégorie : Catholic RegisterDans cet article : Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC

Friars’ Briar keeps faith fun and on the ice

 — March 23, 201223 mars 2012

While the Tim Hortons Brier is going on at the Credit Union Centre, a concurrent national curling event will take place at the Nutana Curling Club. That event is the Friars’ Briar, a bonspiel for clergy from all denominations and regions of Canada. The Friars’ Briar is national in theory, says Augustana Lutheran Pastor David
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Posted: March 23, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6223
Categories: NewsIn this article: clergy, Saskatoon
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : clergy, Saskatoon

The United Church of Canada crest

US church travels to Toronto to make ‘historic’ ecumenical gesture

 — April 3, 20123 avril 2012

The United Church of Christ‘s five-member Collegium of Officers is making a road trip this week to engage the United Church of Canada in a historic moment of the [US church].

“This is the first time we’re taking a delegation of sorts to Canada,” said the Rev. Karen Georgia Thompson, [United Church of Christ] minister for ecumenical and interfaith relations. “I was in Canada last year and had some conversations with their [General Council] and ecumenical officers to talk about what we can do to be more intentional about working with each other.”

Thompson is making the trip April 3-4 to Toronto along with the United Church of Christ’s Collegium: the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, general minister and president; W. Mark Clark, associate general minister; the Rev. J. Bennett Guess, executive minister for Local Church Ministries; the Rev. M. Linda Jaramillo, executive minister for Justice and Witness Ministries; and the Rev. James Moos, executive minister for Wider Church Ministries.
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Posted: April 3, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2153
Categories: NewsIn this article: dialogue, United Church of Canada, United Church of Christ
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : dialogue, United Church of Canada, United Church of Christ

Calling Canadian Church Composers!

 — April 10, 201210 avril 2012

The international resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2014 are being prepared by a Canadian writing team. Church musicians and composers from across Canada are invited to submit original hymns, praise choruses, or shorter songs for worship for possible inclusion with the resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity worldwide in 2014.

The theme that we have chosen for the week is “Has Christ Been Divided?” based on the biblical text of 1 Corinthians 1:1-17. Submissions should be suitable for congregational singing in a variety of ecumenical contexts around the world. They should include words in either French or English, and preferably in both languages. Other languages may also be included, provided that translation into English or French is included as well.

Successful submissions will be focused on prayer for the unity of the Christian Church and may relate directly to the biblical text from 1 Corinthians 1:1-17. They will be distributed freely with the international resources, so the copyright will need to allow for free use of the music and words for worship and prayer gatherings related to the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2014.

Please make all submissions by Thursday, May 31, 2012 to the Rev. Amanda Currie by email to music [at] ecumenism [dot] net or by mail to 436 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 3G6.
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Posted: April 10, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2166
Categories: News, ResourcesIn this article: 2014, WPCU
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Catégorie : News, ResourcesDans cet article : 2014, WPCU

The Ukrainian delegation who met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper included Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the Chief Rabbi of Kiev and Ukraine, Rabbi Jacob Dov Bleich, the heads of the three Orthodox churches in Ukraine, leaders from evangelical and Adventist religious communities and the Muslim Mufti of Ukraine

Canada honours Andrey Sheptytsky for saving Jews

 — April 26, 201226 avril 2012

As religious leaders from Ukraine sat in the gallery, the House of Commons passed unanimously on April 24 a motion honouring Ukrainian Catholic Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky for his courageous efforts to save Jews during the Second World War.

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney’s motion said Sheptytsky, who headed the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church from 1900 until his death in 1944, courageously spoke out against violence against Jews and sheltered and saved the lives of more than 160 Ukrainian Jews, many of them children.

“This House is united in expressing Canada’s recognition of Andrey Sheptytsky’s courageous actions, compassion for his oppressed Jewish Ukrainian countrymen and enduring example of commitment to fundamental human rights as humankind’s highest obligation,” the motion said.
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Posted: April 26, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2206
Categories: NewsIn this article: Judaism
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Judaism

Pan-Methodist church leaders join together at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. From left are: Bishop Sharon Zimmerman Rader (United Methodist Church), Bishop Thomas Hoyt Jr. (Christian Methodist Episcopal Church), the Rev. W. Robert Johnson III (African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church), and Bishop John F. White (African Methodist Episcopal Church)

Historic agreement bridges racial divide: U.S. Methodists

 — May 1, 20121 mai 2012

After several hundred years of separation, members of six Pan-Methodist denominations have committed to ministry together. The United Methodist Church (UMC) is the last of the denominations to adopt the full communion agreement, which was celebrated May 1 during the 2012 UMC General Conference.
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Posted: May 1, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2168
Categories: NewsIn this article: Methodist
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Methodist

Full unity is the ultimate aim of ecumenism, says Longley

 — May 3, 20123 mai 2012

The Archbishop of Birmingham has said he understands those frustrated with ecumenical dialogue but stressed the long term aim is “full visible unity”. Archbishop Bernard Longley was speaking to The Tablet days before members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) gathered for their latest round of meetings in Hong Kong, which was due to start on Friday.
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Posted: May 3, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2167
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, ecumenism
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Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Catholic, dialogue, ecumenism

Dr. Darren Dahl

We have a new director: Darren Dahl

 — May 9, 20129 mai 2012

The Board and staff of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism are excited to have a new Director in place. We welcome Dr. Darren Dahl, who began his duties on May 1st. He will be working half-time at the Centre. He is also a sessional lecturer in the department of Religion and Culture at St. Thomas More College and a Fellow in the Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies programme at the University of Saskatchewan. A former Lutheran pastor, Darren was recently received into the Roman Catholic church. He is interested in the relation of ecumenical dialogue to its secular cultural context as well as ecumenical dialogue between Roman Catholics and the Orthodox churches.
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Posted: May 9, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2169
Categories: NewsIn this article: Prairie Centre for Ecumenism
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Prairie Centre for Ecumenism

Anglicans and Roman Catholics discussed the possibility of working together in the area of global relief and development at the recent meeting of ARCIC III in Hong Kong

Communiqué from the meeting of ARCIC III in Hong Kong

 — May 10, 201210 mai 2012

The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission has completed the second meeting of its new phase (ARCIC III), at the Mission to Seafarers in Kowloon, Hong Kong (3-10 May 2012).

The Commission, chaired by the Most Revd David Moxon (Anglican Archbishop of the New Zealand Dioceses) and the Most Revd Bernard Longley (Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham) comprises nineteen theologians from a wide range of backgrounds across the world. According to the mandate given to it by the two Communions, the Commission is addressing interrelated issues: the Church as Communion, local and universal, and how in communion the local and universal Church come to discern right ethical teaching. The Commission has also been mandated to present the documents of ARCIC II for reception by the relevant authorities of both communions. Accordingly, the Commission is reviewing responses already received in order to prepare some elucidations, together with commentaries, which will enable the material of ARCIC II to be studied at all levels of the churches’ life.

Read more on “Ecumenism in Canada”
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Posted: May 10, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2171
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism

Anglicans and Roman Catholics discussed the possibility of working together in the area of global relief and development at the recent meeting of ARCIC III in Hong Kong

Anglican-Roman Catholic meeting ponders ecumenical dialogue

 — May 11, 201211 mai 2012

Hong Kong – As the 4 to 10 May meeting of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) drew to a close, participants emphasized the importance of social witness and openness in ecumenical dialogue.

“There seem to be many obstacles from a human point of view, and it does not seem likely to have fully visible unity in the near future,” New Zealand Anglican Archbishop David Moxon, the co-chairperson of the meeting, said on May 8. “We can, however, do a lot of things together during this slow process,” he added.

“As we discussed in the meeting, there can be more collaborations between us, such as (humanitarian agencies) Caritas International and the Global Anglican Relief and Development Alliance,” he said.

The Hong Kong ecumenical gathering is the second meeting for the third phase of ARCIC, which is focused on the examining the question of moral decision-making within the local and universal church.
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Posted: May 11, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=9644
Categories: Dialogue, ENIIn this article: Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, development, dialogue
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Catégorie : Dialogue, ENIDans cet article : Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, development, dialogue

Pastoral letter on freedom of conscience and religion (Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2012)

Pastoral letter on freedom of conscience and religion

 — May 14, 201214 mai 2012

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) today released a pastoral letter on freedom of conscience and religion. Issued by the CCCB Permanent Council, the letter expresses concern about an “aggressive relativism” in Canada that seeks to relegate religion to the private sphere.

“Legitimate secularity draws a distinction between religion and politics, between Church and state,” the pastoral letter states, but is open to the engagement of religious beliefs and faith communities in public debate and civic life. “Radical secularism”, however, excludes religion from the public square “and from freely engaging in the public debate necessary for shaping civic life.”
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Posted: May 14, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2170
Categories: Documents, ResourcesIn this article: bishops, Canada, Catholic, CCCB, religious freedom
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Catégorie : Documents, ResourcesDans cet article : bishops, Canada, Catholic, CCCB, religious freedom

The inaugural synod of L'Église Protestante Unie, the new merger of the Reformed and Lutheran churches in France

French Reformed and Lutheran churches merge

 — May 16, 201216 mai 2012

After years of preparation, a new Christian denomination will be formed this week in France when two synods meet in the eastern town of Belfort, a location historically important in the growth of Protestantism.

The Reformed Church of France (L’Église Réformée de France, ERF) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of France (L’Église Évangélique Luthérienne de France, EELF) are merging to form the United Protestant Church of France (L’Église Protestante Unie). The new entity will be a reality after the churches’ synods meet 17-20 May, said Pastor Laurent Schlumberger, president of the ERF’s national council.
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Posted: May 16, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2172
Categories: NewsIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism, France, Lutheran, Reformed churches
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, ecumenism, France, Lutheran, Reformed churches

Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews and a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Catholics must accept Vatican II, including on Judaism, Cardinal says

 — May 17, 201217 mai 2012

The Catholic Church’s relationship to Judaism as taught by the Second Vatican Council and the interpretations and developments of that teaching by subsequent popes, “are binding on a Catholic,” said the Vatican official responsible for relations with the Jews. Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews and a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, spoke to reporters May 16 after delivering a speech on Catholic-Jewish relations in light of Vatican II’s declaration “Nostra Aetate” on the church’s relations with non-Christian religions. The afternoon speech followed Cardinal Koch’s participation in a meeting of the doctrinal congregation to examine the latest progress in the Vatican’s reconciliation talks with the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X.

“There are questions to clarify in discussions with this community. I can’t say more than that,” he told reporters, echoing a Vatican statement saying the reconciliation talks are ongoing. In addition to the highly publicized position of Bishop Richard Williamson, an SSPX bishop who denies the Holocaust, public statements by the society’s superior general, Bishop Bernard Fellay, leave in doubt whether the society as a whole accepts the entirety of “Nostra Aetate,” including its condemnations of anti-Semitism and of the idea that the Jews were to blame for the death of Jesus.

“All the doctrinal decisions of the church are binding on a Catholic, including the Second Vatican Council and all its texts,” Cardinal Koch said when asked if the SSPX would be expected to accept all the teachings of Vatican II. “The ‘Nostra Aetate’ declaration of the Second Vatican Council is a clear decree and is important for every Catholic,” he added. At the same time, Cardinal Koch said, “it is very necessary to make clear the difference between the position of the Society of St. Pius X and the negation of the Shoah (the Holocaust), which is a position that has no place in the Catholic Church. It is very clear.”
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Posted: May 17, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2203
Categories: CNSIn this article: anti-semitism, Catholic, Judaism, Second Vatican Council
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : anti-semitism, Catholic, Judaism, Second Vatican Council

Dr. Victor Goldbloom

Canadian interfaith leaders to receive recognition

 — May 22, 201222 mai 2012

Two of Canada’s leading voices in interfaith relations will be honored by Pope Benedict XVI — Dr. Victor Goldbloom and the Rev. Irénée Beaubien.

Goldbloom, a pioneer in Catholic-Jewish dialogue in Quebec, will receive the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Sylvester Pope and Martyr at a 4 September ceremony in Montreal. … Established in 1905, the award is one of five Orders of Knighthood awarded directly by the pope. Past recipients have included Holocaust hero Oskar Schindler and the Aga Khan.

Beaubien, a Montreal Jesuit and leader in Quebec’s ecumenical movement, on the same day will receive the pontifical medal Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, created by Pope Leo XIII in 1888 for extraordinary service to the Roman Catholic Church and papacy.
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Posted: May 22, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2160
Categories: News
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Catégorie : News

Getting together through Canada

 — May 24, 201224 mai 2012

This Pentecost Sunday, May 27, Anglican and Lutheran leaders in the Holy Land will issue a joint pastoral letter informing their churches that they are fully committed to establishing closer relations, and in time, full communion. The letter was a result of a meeting held in Jerusalem May 15 to 21 in which national leaders of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) were invited to share their journey into full communion.

Read the complete story by Marites N. Sison from the Anglican Journal
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Posted: May 24, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2189
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican, Christian unity, ecumenism, full communion, Israel, Lutheran, Palestine
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican, Christian unity, ecumenism, full communion, Israel, Lutheran, Palestine

Members of the new Anglican-United dialogue pose on the grounds of St. John's Convent and Guest House in Toronto. Team members, left to right, include: the Rev. Elisabeth Jones, the Rev. Dr. Gordon Jensen (ELCIC), the Rev. Dr. Andrew O'Neill, the Rev. Stephen Silverthorne, the Rev. Dr. Sandra Beardsall, the Rev. William Harrison, Dr. Gail Allen, the Ven. Bruce Myers, the Ven. Dr. Lynne McNaughton, the Rev. Donald Koots. Missing: Ms. Lorraine Kakegamic and the Rev. Dr. Paula Sampson

Renewed dialogue between Anglican and United churches

 — May 29, 201229 mai 2012

The Anglican Church of Canada has entered a new round of dialogue with the United Church of Canada. The aim is to explore ways in which the two churches can work together for more effective ministry and mission.

“Much of the impetus for these conversations is coming from the grassroots of our two churches,” says Archdeacon Bruce Myers, the Anglican church’s coordinator for ecumenical relations. “Many communities across Canada are served by ecumenical shared ministries in which Anglicans and United church people and clergy work and worship side by side. They’re asking our churches’ leadership to find ways to facilitate such cooperation in mission and ministry.”

To that end, 12 new representatives from the two denominations met in Toronto May 14 to May 17 at St. John’s Convent, the headquarters of the Sisters of St. John the Divine. In addition to theological conversation, the group shared common prayer, meals and fellowship.
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Posted: May 29, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2188
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, UCC, United Church of Canada
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, UCC, United Church of Canada

Lutheran-Orthodox Commission Explores Understanding of Ministry/Priesthood

 — June 4, 20124 juin 2012

A preparatory meeting for the 16th session of the Lutheran-Orthodox Joint Commission identified areas of agreement and a considerable number of open questions and differences between the two traditions on their understanding of ministry/priesthood in the Church.

Meeting in London 5-10 May, representatives from The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Ecumenical Patriarchate began a new phase in the commission’s work by exploring the topic “The Understanding of Ministry/Priesthood in the light of the Holy Scriptures and the early Church,” which had been agreed at their 2011 meeting.
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Posted: June 4, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2259
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, Lutheran, ministry, Orthodox
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, Lutheran, ministry, Orthodox

Catholic pastoral letter on Truth & Reconciliation

 — June 7, 20127 juin 2012

Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops of Saskatchewan on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

From June 21st to 24th, Saskatoon will host one of the seven national gatherings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). We are writing to invite you to give serious attention to this gathering and its aims.

As many of you are aware, the Government of Canada organized ‘Indian Residential Schools’, most run by Christian churches, from the 1840s onward, with the last school closing in 1996. Not everything that happened at residential schools was negative, and many people worked there with good will and generosity. However, the schools were a part of a policy of deliberate cultural assimilation of Aboriginal peoples, and over the decades, much abuse took place at these schools. As the Catholic Church in Saskatchewan, we were involved in the residential schools and we recognize a moral responsibility and obligation to be involved in healing and reconciliation efforts.
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Posted: June 7, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2214
Categories: NewsIn this article: abuse, bishops, Catholic, Donald Bolen, Indigenous peoples, Residential Schools, Saskatchewan, Truth and Reconciliation Commission
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : abuse, bishops, Catholic, Donald Bolen, Indigenous peoples, Residential Schools, Saskatchewan, Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Bishop Donald Bolen of Saskatoon

Donald Bolen appointed to Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

 — June 12, 201212 juin 2012

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI today appointed the Most Reverend Donald Bolen, Bishop of Saskatoon, as a member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Before being named Bishop of Saskatoon in 2009, Bishop Bolen had served on the staff of the Pontifical Council from 2001 to 2008, with special responsibility for relations with the Anglican Communion and the World Methodist Council. In November, 2008, he was awarded the Cross of Saint Augustine by the Archbishop of Canterbury for his contributions to relations between the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion.

Editor’s note: appointment as a member of the PCPCU means that Bishop Bolen will share with other bishops in guiding the work of the Pontifical Council. He remains bishop of Saskatoon. We have not lost him yet.
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Posted: June 12, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2191
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Donald Bolen, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Donald Bolen, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

Bishop Greg Kerr-Wilson will be installed as bishop of the Anglican diocese of Calgary in September

Gregory Kerr-Wilson elected new Anglican bishop of Calgary

 — June 18, 201218 juin 2012

Bishop Gregory Kerr-Wilson of the Anglican diocese of Qu’Appelle has been elected the new bishop for the diocese of Calgary. He replaces Bishop Derek Hoskin, who has retired.

The election took place at the diocesan synod held Jun. 16 at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Calgary.

In all, five candidates vied for the position. After the first electronic ballot, however, it came down to a very close race between Bishop Kerr-Wilson and the Ven. Ansley Tucker, the archdeacon of Bow Valley. To avoid a deadlock after six more ballots, the percentage of votes from both the clergy and lay houses were tallied.

Bishop Kerr-Wilson describes himself as an “evangelical, charismatic Catholic with liberal and conservative tendencies.” He is focused on moving forward constructively and building local leadership ” … rather than simply thinking about survival,” he says. “The church’s capital is its people and their faith.”
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Posted: June 18, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2194
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican, bishops, Calgary
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican, bishops, Calgary

Carlos Malave to head Christian Churches Together in the USA

 — June 22, 201222 juin 2012

The Rev. Carlos Malave, who for the past 11 years has served as associate for ecumenical relations in the Office of the General Assembly, has accepted a call as executive director for Christian Churches Together (CCT).

Created in 2001, CCT is a forum of more than 35 churches and Christian organizations that encompasses the broad diversity of Christianity in the U.S. ― Evangelical, Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Pentecostals, historic Protestant, Racial and Ethnic churches.

“I’m convinced CCT offers hope to our country for a reconciliation that’s inclusive of all Christian traditions,” Malave told Presbyterian News Service in a June 14 interview. His selection as CCT’s executive director was confirmed June 19. “CCT is still an experiment in the works,” Malave said. “There are still some gaps, but the intention and possibility of being fully inclusive is there.”
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Posted: June 22, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=7275
Categories: PCUSA NewsIn this article: Christian Churches Together, ecumenism, Presbyterian Church USA
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Catégorie : PCUSA NewsDans cet article : Christian Churches Together, ecumenism, Presbyterian Church USA

WCC F&O Commission approves new theological agreement

 — July 3, 20123 juillet 2012

At a historic meeting in Malaysia, the World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission on Faith and Order approved a new theological agreement and proposed a major restructuring of its work in the future.

The commission approved the text on “The Church: Towards a Common Vision” the second convergence document in the history of Faith and Order. The WCC director of Faith and Order, Canon John Gibaut, explains that “this ‘convergence’ text show how closely the members of the commission are able to come together to agree on what it means to be the one Church of Jesus Christ. The agreement reached by the commission then will be tested among the churches.”

— Read the complete story on our website
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Posted: July 3, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2199
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: church, ecclesiology, ecumenism, WCC, WCC Commission on Faith & Order
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : church, ecclesiology, ecumenism, WCC, WCC Commission on Faith & Order

Brother Guy Consolmagno

New particle may unlock new discoveries, says Vatican astronomer

 — July 5, 20125 juillet 2012

The discovery of a new sub-atomic particle — the so-called Higgs boson — may help scientists discover how the hidden structure of all matter in the universe works, a Vatican astronomer said.
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Posted: July 5, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2202
Categories: CNSIn this article: science, Vatican
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : science, Vatican

Reverend Gregory Bittman has been appointed as auxiliary bishop of Edmonton

Auxiliary Bishop appointed for the Archdiocese of Edmonton

 — July 14, 201214 juillet 2012

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI today appointed the Reverend Gregory Bittman as Auxiliary Bishop of Edmonton, Alberta. He will assist the Archbishop of Edmonton, the Most Reverend Richard W. Smith, who is also President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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Posted: July 14, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2207
Categories: NewsIn this article: bishops, Catholic, Edmonton
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : bishops, Catholic, Edmonton

Most Reverend Sylvain Lavoie, O.M.I., Archbishop of Keewatin-Le Pas (2006-2012)

Archbishop Sylvain Lavoie retires

 — July 16, 201216 juillet 2012

On July 16, 2012, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend Sylvain Lavoie, O.M.I., Archbishop of Keewatin-Le Pas, Manitoba, according to canon 401, §2, and at the same time appointed Father William Stang, O.M.I., as Apostolic Administrator of the same Archdiocese.
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Posted: July 16, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2213
Categories: NewsIn this article: bishops, Catholic, Saskatchewan
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : bishops, Catholic, Saskatchewan

The anguish of imperfect communion

 — July 16, 201216 juillet 2012

by Julia Smucker

For about the past five years, I have been a participant in the Mennonite/Catholic ecumenical movement known as Bridgefolk – first as a Mennonite drawn toward communion with the Catholic Church but also strongly connected to my ecclesial heritage, and now as a Catholic seeking to maintain that connection with the church that formed me. I had agonized over the choice I was presented with in the unavoidable reality that joining with one communion would mean breaking with another, and wondered whether I could do so without it being tantamount to a rejection, a cutting off of my roots. And then I discovered a group of people who had been agonizing over this division for years before me. In the many honest and in-depth discussions I’ve been a part of since, it’s been clear that these people who are doing their best to bridge two Christian traditions share a deep longing for a fuller communion than we are as yet able to have, as well as an acute awareness that what we long for cannot be attained quickly or easily.
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Posted: July 16, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2212
Categories: OpinionIn this article: eucharist, sacramental sharing
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Catégorie : OpinionDans cet article : eucharist, sacramental sharing

Catholic bishops welcome court appeal on assisted suicide

 — July 16, 201216 juillet 2012

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops welcomes the decision of the Federal Government to appeal all aspects of the British Columbia Supreme Court decision on assisted suicide, rendered June 15, 2012. We agree with the statement by Federal Justice Minister, Rob Nicholson, that “laws surrounding euthanasia and assisted suicide exist to protect all Canadians, including those who are most vulnerable, such as people who are sick or elderly or people with disabilities”.

In a statement issued June 18, 2012, the CCCB President, Most Reverend Richard W. Smith, Archbishop of Edmonton, underscored the importance of respecting the gift of life, from the moment of conception until natural death. He reminded us: “We are the stewards, not the owners, of the life God has entrusted to us. It is not ours to dispose of.” (cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2280)

The CCCB will continue to monitor this issue closely and offer its perspective as it unfolds.
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Posted: July 16, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2234
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, euthanasia, physician assisted suicide
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, euthanasia, physician assisted suicide

Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity meeting in Paderborn, Germany

Communiqué: Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity

 — July 19, 201219 juillet 2012

The Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity had its fourth meeting from 12-19 July 2012 at the “Johann-Adam-Möhler-Institut für Ökumenik” in Paderborn, Germany. This is the fifth round for an official dialogue which began already in 1967. Looking toward the 500th Reformation anniversary in 2017, the Commission noted that this year will mark also the 50th anniversary of this process of dialogue. Harvesting the results of this ecumenical work, the Commission finalized a document “From Conflict to Communion: Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017.”
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Posted: July 19, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2253
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, Lutheran
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, Lutheran

The Ven. Adam Halkett, archdeacon of Saskatchewan and priest-in-charge at St. Joseph’s, Montreal Lake First Nations, has been elected the first diocesan indigenous bishop of Saskatchewan

Anglicans in Saskatchewan to elect indigenous bishop & council

 — July 20, 201220 juillet 2012

On July 28, the Anglican diocese of Saskatchewan will convene a general assembly to elect a diocesan indigenous bishop as well as members of a new indigenous council.

The election will take place following changes to the diocese’s constitution and canons that provide indigenous members with greater self-determination.

The three candidates nominated for the position are: The Ven. Adam Halkett, archdeacon of the diocese; the Rev. Beryl Whitecap, incumbent at Little Red River Reserve; and The Rev. Canon Park Buck, priest-in-charge at the Church of the Good Shepherd, in Cumberland House.
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Posted: July 20, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2220
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican, bishops, Indigenous peoples, Saskatchewan
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican, bishops, Indigenous peoples, Saskatchewan

The Wisconsin Council of Churches is sponsoring a Day of Prayer and encouraging Christians to reach out to their Sikh neighbours

Inter-faith groups rally around Sikh community

 — August 10, 201210 aoüt 2012

Ecumenical and inter-faith groups across the United States are planning vigils and rallies beginning August 12 to express their solidarity with Sikhs in the wake of a gunman’s attack on August 5 at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

Six people were killed and three others injured when Wade Michael Page, 40, a U.S. Army veteran described as a “frustrated neo-Nazi,” stormed into the temple in Oak Creek, a suburb of Milwaukee.

National Council of Churches of Christ (NCCC) President Kathryn Lohre has urged Christians to participate in the events planned by the Groundswell Movement, a multi-faith social justice initiative based in New York City.

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Posted: August 10, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2237
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: interfaith, Sikh
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : interfaith, Sikh

The spires of Oxford University were the backdrop for a recent Anglican-Jewish Commission meeting

Anglicans and Jews discuss religion and democracy

 — August 16, 201216 aoüt 2012

The sixth meeting of the Anglican-Jewish Commission of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s office took place at Mansfield College, Oxford, on July 31 and Aug. 1, 2012.

The commission’s mandate provides for the archbishop and two chief rabbis (one each from the Ahkenazi and Sephardi communities) to meet each year alternately in England and Jerusalem. It also provides for an annual meeting to study agreed-on themes and the arrangement of other meetings that include the Anglican bishop in Jerusalem, The Rt. Rev. Suheil Dawani.

The meeting’s theme was religion and democracy in both faith traditions. A paper by Dr. Jane Clements on Anglicanism and the secular state explored the dynamic between the kingdom of God and the earthly realm in scriptural interpretation.
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Posted: August 16, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2236
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican, Judaism
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican, Judaism

The report prepared by the United Church's Working Group on Israel-Palestine Policy calls settlements 'a serious obstacle' to peace

United Church approves boycott

 — August 20, 201220 aoüt 2012

The United Church of Canada, the country’s largest Protestant denomination, has approved a recommendation to boycott products produced in Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory. The intent is to bring pressure to bear on the government of Israel to stop expansion of the settlements and end the occupation. The church’s General Council, its senior decision-making body, received the recommendation last week at its meeting in Ottawa. More than 350 elected delegates met for the eight-day event that concluded August 18. The recommendations were approved on August 15 and the policy paper was approved on August 17.
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Posted: August 20, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2238
Categories: NewsIn this article: United Church of Canada
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : United Church of Canada

Dr Margaret O’Gara (1947-2012), Professor of Theology at the University of St Michael’s College, Toronto

Margaret O’Gara: 1947–2012

 — August 22, 201222 aoüt 2012

One of Canada’s most eminent theologians and one of the greatest Catholic experts in ecumenism has died. Margaret O’Gara, Professor of Theology at the University of St. Michael’s College, entered the realm of eternal life on Thursday, August 16, at age 65. She had suffered from cancer for two years.

In 37 years of work as a theologian O’Gara was able to foster dialogue among Christians for the sake of overcoming divisions between the churches. Besides her teaching, research, writing, and extensive public lecturing, she was a member of official ecumenical dialogues in Canada, the United States, and at the international level. She served terms as president of both the North American Academy of Ecumenists and the Catholic Theological Society of America.
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Posted: August 22, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2235
Categories: Anglican Journal, MemorialsIn this article: Catholic, ecumenism
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Catégorie : Anglican Journal, MemorialsDans cet article : Catholic, ecumenism

Dr Agnes Abuom commenting on the mission statement at the WCC Central Committee meeting in Greece

WCC statement invokes new understanding of mission

 — August 30, 201230 aoüt 2012

The first ecumenical affirmation of mission since 1982, invoking a new understanding of mission and evangelism amidst a changing world and ecclesial landscape, has been presented to the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC). The statement, titled “Together towards life: Mission and Evangelism in changing landscapes”, was prepared by the WCC’s Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME). It was presented to the WCC Central Committee on Thursday, 30 August.
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Posted: August 30, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2239
Categories: Documents, NewsIn this article: mission, statements, WCC, WCC Commission on World Mission and Evangelism
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Catégorie : Documents, NewsDans cet article : mission, statements, WCC, WCC Commission on World Mission and Evangelism

Le don et l’appel à l’unité de Dieu – et notre engagement

 — August 30, 201230 aoüt 2012

Au cours de notre cheminement œcuménique, nous sommes parvenus à mieux comprendre l’appel lancé par Dieu à l’Église à servir l’unité de l’ensemble de la création. La vocation de l’Église est d’être: un avant-goût de la nouvelle création, un signe prophétique, pour le monde entier, de la vie nouvelle que Dieu veut pour toutes et tous, ainsi qu’un serviteur propageant la Bonne Nouvelle du Royaume de justice, de paix et d’amour de Dieu.
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Posted: August 30, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6461
Categories: DocumentsIn this article: Christian unity, statements, WCC, WCC Assembly
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Catégorie : DocumentsDans cet article : Christian unity, statements, WCC, WCC Assembly

God’s Gift and Call to Unity – and our Commitment

 — August 30, 201230 aoüt 2012

On our ecumenical journey we have come to understand more about God’s call to the Church to serve the unity of all creation. The vocation of the Church is to be: foretaste of new creation; prophetic sign to the whole world of the life God intends for all; and servant spreading the good news of God’s Kingdom of justice, peace and love.
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Posted: August 30, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6458
Categories: DocumentsIn this article: Christian unity, statements, WCC, WCC Assembly
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Catégorie : DocumentsDans cet article : Christian unity, statements, WCC, WCC Assembly

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew addressing the WCC Central Committee

Ecumenical Patriarch reaffirms commitment to the vision of the WCC

 — September 4, 20124 septembre 2012

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I publicly reaffirmed the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s commitment to the vision and mission of the World Council of Churches (WCC) on 3 September. He was addressing participants of the WCC Central Committee meeting in Crete, Greece. “The commitment of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the vision and mission of the WCC – from the early formative and creative years through even the more difficult and contentious moments – has always been unwavering and paramount,” said Bartholomew I.
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Posted: September 4, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2240
Categories: NewsIn this article: Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Orthodox, patriarch
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Orthodox, patriarch

Members of the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue gather in the Diocese of St Asaph in the Church of Wales

Communiqué: Anglican-Orthodox Dialogue

 — September 10, 201210 septembre 2012

In the name of the Triune God, and with the blessing and guidance of our Churches, the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue (ICAOTD) met at the University of Chester, United Kingdom during 3-10 September 2012. The Commission is grateful for the hospitality extended by the Anglican Communion. The ICAOTD is continuing in its in-depth study of Christian anthropology, particularly in regard to what it means to be a human person created in the image and likeness of God. The Commission discussed the draft of its joint theological work on this subject, developed through the collaborative studies of previous meetings and enriched by presentations at this meeting on nature and grace, marriage, celibacy and friendship, and creation. Recognizing the need for our churches to address the urgent issues of contemporary humanity, the Commission explored the application of its study, particularly in the area of ecology.
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Posted: September 10, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2241
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican, Orthodox
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican, Orthodox

The Strasbourg Institute director Prof. Theodor Dieter (right) presents Pope Benedict XVI with a copy of Biblische Grundlagen der Rechtfertigungslehre

New Publication on the Biblical Foundations of the Doctrine of Justification

 — September 19, 201219 septembre 2012

The Biblical Foundations of the Doctrine of Justification – a publication documenting ecumenical partners’ follow up on the historic agreement by Lutherans and Roman Catholics on the doctrine of justification – is now available in English and German languages.
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Posted: September 19, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2244
Categories: NewsIn this article: books, Catholic, Lutheran
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : books, Catholic, Lutheran

Inter-Anglican commission considers ecumenical dialogues

 — September 19, 201219 septembre 2012

An international Anglican commission considered a number of ongoing and proposed ecumenical dialogues at its meeting in Dublin from Sept. 12-19, according to a news release from the Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS).

The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order (IASCUFO) “reflected on the Christian calling to work for the visible unity of God’s Church as ambassadors for Christ in the ministry of reconciliation,” according to ACNS.

The commission received updates from ecumenical dialogues with Lutherans, Methodists, the Orthodox, Reformed, and Roman Catholics. Regarding Anglican-related work, the group discussed the proposed Anglican Communion Covenant, the Anglican “instruments of communion,” theological anthropology and reception.
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Posted: September 19, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=7042
Categories: ENIIn this article: Anglican Communion, dialogue, ecumenism, IASCUFO
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Catégorie : ENIDans cet article : Anglican Communion, dialogue, ecumenism, IASCUFO

Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order meeting in the Emmaus Centre, Dublin
Commission Inter-Anglicane sur l'Unité, la Foi et l'Ordre au Centre Emmaüs Dublin

Communiqué: Commission Inter-Anglicane sur l’Unité, la Foi et l’Ordre

 — September 20, 201220 septembre 2012

Réunie au nom de Dieu Trinitaire, la Commission Inter-Anglicane sur l’Unité, la Foi et l’Ordre s’est tenue pour la prière quotidienne, étude biblique sur 2 Corinthiens, l’Eucharistie et s’est engagé dans la préparation du rapport pour la réunion du Conseil Consultatif Anglican devant se tenir à Auckland NZ en octobre et novembre 2012. Les travaux se sont aussi concentrés sur l’anthropologie théologique, la surveillance et la réception des rapports sur les dialogues oecuméniques bilatéraux comme Anglican-Luthérien ; Anglican-Catholique Romain ; et Anglican-Reformés. Le sujet de la Réception continue à être discuté par l’IASCUFO.
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Posted: September 20, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2269
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican, ecumenism, IASCUFO
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican, ecumenism, IASCUFO

Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order meeting in the Emmaus Centre, Dublin
Commission Inter-Anglicane sur l'Unité, la Foi et l'Ordre au Centre Emmaüs Dublin

Communiqué: Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order

 — September 20, 201220 septembre 2012

Gathered in the name of the Triune God, the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order (IASCUFO), under the chairmanship of the Most Revd Bernard Ntahoturi, Archbishop of Burundi, met for daily prayer, Bible Study of 2 Corinthians and celebration of the Eucharist, and to prepare their report for the meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council to be held in Auckland, New Zealand, 26 October-8 November 2012 (ACC-15). Members reflected on the Christian calling to work for the visible unity of God’s Church as ambassadors for Christ in the ministry of reconciliation. The Commission received updates from ecumenical dialogues with Lutherans, Methodists, the Orthodox, Reformed, and Roman Catholics. Work relating to the Anglican Communion Covenant, Instruments of Communion, theological anthropology, and reception continued.
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Posted: September 20, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2268
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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople holds his St. Andreas sceptre at the beginning of the Easter Divine Liturgy in Aya Yorgi church in Istanbul

Bartholomew I: Statement on Religious Tolerance and Violence

 — September 29, 201229 septembre 2012

The Ecumenical Patriarchate expresses profound sorrow as the world has rushed into a confusing and volatile time of religious protests turning violent, and a grievous lack of consideration for religious differences. When we act disrespectfully and violently in the name of our religious prejudices or our religious beliefs we are undermining our own lives and faith, while creating an atmosphere of anger, hatred, and distrust which unravels the very thread that has woven humanity together since our creation. The Ecumenical Patriarchate issued last August a communiqué “On the resurgence of Violence spreading throughout the World” and called for all people engaged in violence to lay down their weapons. Given the events of the past weeks, this call for peaceful engagement and mutual respect for all humanity is even more critical. Holy Scripture teaches us in Proverbs 10.12 “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins.” Hence, let us love one another because we know that true love comes from God who created every living person, and He loves every individual in His Divine Providence. We who profess to know God must recognize the Divine miracle of life within each human being and respect that seed of Divine creation. We who name God as our sovereign must nurture human life and reach out with honour to that person with whom we disagree.
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Posted: September 29, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2278
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Ecumenical News International. Founded in 1994, ENI news stories are published by church and secular media around the world

ENI suspends service, seeks further funding

 — October 1, 20121 octobre 2012

Ecumenical News International announced on October 1 that its ENInews service is suspending operations, effective immediately, as it seeks emergency funding in order to operate for the remainder of 2012.

“We regret taking this step, but despite a massive reorganization, ENInews is feeling the effect of the deep cuts from its historic supporters as well as from non-payment by quite a number of subscribers,” said the Rev. David Harris, president of ENI and publisher of the Presbyterian Record, based in Toronto.

“Subscribers and readers have said how much they value authoritative, unbiased news of ecumenical and inter-faith developments around the world,” said Harris. “We hope the suspension will be temporary and ENInews will secure a firm funding base.
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Posted: October 1, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2243
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Prisoners of minority faiths in federal penitentiaries will have to turn to Christian ministers in 2013

Ottawa axes non-Christian prison chaplains

 — October 5, 20125 octobre 2012

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has announced the cancellation of the contracts of all part-time non-Christian chaplains ministering in federal prisons across Canada. The cuts take effect as of the end of March 2013. After that date, penitentiary inmates of minority faiths, from Buddhists to Wiccans, will have to rely on full-time Christian chaplains for interfaith services, religious counsel and spiritual guidance.
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Posted: October 5, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2242
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Canada, criminal justice, ministry
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A group of Canadian bishops who took part in the Second Vatican Council walk through St. Peter’s Square, including, third from left, the future Cardinal Gerald Emmett Carter, Archbishop Philip Pocock to his left, and Carter’s brother Alexander, bishop of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Photo courtesy of the Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto

Canadian influence unmistakable at Vatican II

 — October 6, 20126 octobre 2012

Rome on Oct. 11, 1962, but the drama started in Canada Aug. 17 that year.

For a year and a half Cardinal Paul-Emile Leger, archbishop of Montreal, had been one of a handful of cardinals on the central preparatory commission of the council. It had met seven times between June 1961 and the feast of Pentecost, 1962. And then Leger received his book of draft documents assembled by curial officials in Rome.

Leger was not pleased with what he saw. On Aug. 17 he launched a “supplique” — a letter of petition — addressed directly to Pope John XXIII. Leger told the Pope in no uncertain terms the documents prepared in Rome were unworkable, impractical and simply wrong. They were wrong in their tone, their language and their limited vision. The council must present the traditional faith of the Church pastorally. For Leger, it was imperative the council find new modes of expression. Leger’s “supplique” eventu­ally gathered the signatures of a number of heavyweights in the College of Cardinals.
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Posted: October 6, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=7024
Categories: Catholic RegisterIn this article: CCCB, Second Vatican Council
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The bishops at the Second Vatican Council seated in St. Peter's Basilica

The movers and shakers behind the Second Vatican Council

 — October 7, 20127 octobre 2012

The Second Vatican Council was the biggest stage in the history of the Church. There were more bishops present than at any the 20 previous councils stretching from the First Council of Nicaea in 325 to the First Vatican Council of 1870. And the bishops present came from more countries, more cultures, more languages than the Church had ever experienced.

While all the bishops were equal, some were a little more equal. Then there were the theological experts that pre-eminent cardinals and bishops brought with them (peritii in Latin, the official language of the council). They played a significant role.
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Posted: October 7, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=7028
Categories: Catholic RegisterIn this article: Second Vatican Council
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Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
SS le Patriarche oecuménique Barthélemy I de Constantinople

Barthélemy I : Témoigner ensemble de l’Evangile du salut

 — October 11, 201211 octobre 2012

En ces lieux, il y a cinquante ans, une cérémonie solennelle a conquis le cœur et l’esprit de l’Eglise catholique, la faisant entrer dans le monde contemporain. L’ouverture d’un concile fut inspiré par la réalité fondamentale que le Fils et Verbe de Dieu incarné se trouve là où deux ou trois sont réunis en son nom et que l’Esprit, qui procède du Père, nous guidera vers la vérité complète… Au cours des cinquante dernières années, les fruits de cette assemblée ont été variés, dont témoigne une série de constitutions importantes, de déclarations et de décrets. Nous avons vu le renouvellement de l’esprit et un retour aux sources dans la recherche liturgique, biblique et patristique.
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Posted: October 11, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2270
Categories: NewsIn this article: Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Orthodox, patriarch
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Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
SS le Patriarche oecuménique Barthélemy I de Constantinople

Bartholomew I: Witnessing Together to the Message of Salvation

 — October 11, 201211 octobre 2012

During the course of this morning’s ceremony in St. Peter’s Square for the opening of the Year of Faith, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I pronounced an address, extracts of which are given below.

“Fifty years ago in this very square, a powerful and pivotal celebration captured the heart and mind of the Roman Catholic Church, transporting it across the centuries into the contemporary world. This transforming milestone, the opening of Vatican Council II, was inspired by the fundamental reality that the Son and incarnate Logos of God is ‘where two or three are gathered in his name’ and that the Spirit, Who proceeds from the Father, ‘will guide us into the whole truth’.
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Posted: October 11, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2250
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Kässmann: Luther Had No Intention of Dividing the Church

 — October 12, 201212 octobre 2012

The Special Envoy of the Evangelical Church in Germany for the 2017 Reformation Jubilee, Margot Kässmann, renewed her call for a joint Catholic-Protestant Reformation commemoration. At a meeting in Wittenberg in October, Kässmann said she thinks “a strictly sectarian Reformation Jubilee is not appropriate.” Martin Luther wanted to reform his church, not divide it. “This could be a yardstick for us, too,” she added. She also turned down a proposal by the Vatican’s “ecumenical minister” Kurt Cardinal Koch for a Protestant-Catholic acknowledgment of guilt on this occasion. “One should not speak of a ‘jubilee’, but rather of a ‘Reformation commemoration,’ for we cannot celebrate a sin,” said the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in September in Vienna. “Protestants cannot go along with this,” Kässmann said.
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Posted: October 12, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2251
Categories: NewsIn this article: 2017, Catholic, Lutheran, Reformation
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Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, World Council of Churches general secretary

Christian unity is intrinsic to God’s grace

 — October 17, 201217 octobre 2012

“Christian unity is an intrinsic dimension of God’s grace to us. It belongs to our faith, as we also confess it together in the creeds of the early church. To belong to Christ means to belong to the body of Christ, the church,” said Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC). He was referring to the covenanting process of five church denominations in Wales.
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Posted: October 17, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2276
Categories: NewsIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism, Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC
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Archbishop Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Respect and difference: interreligious dialogue since Vatican II

 — November 1, 20121 novembre 2012

Fifty years after the Second Vatican Council launched a new Catholic commitment to interreligious dialogue, work continues on clarifying the church’s attitudes toward other religions. While some Catholics still look on other religions with disdain, other Catholics seem to believe Vatican II taught that all religions were equally valid paths to God and to the fullness of truth. The new prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith recently said both extremes are wrong. Archbishop Gerhard Müller, the Vatican’s doctrinal chief, gave a speech in Assisi in late October in which he tried to explain the differences between Catholic respect for every religion’s honest search for God and the error of thinking Christianity has nothing essential to add.
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Posted: November 1, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2277
Categories: CNSIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, interfaith, Second Vatican Council
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The Right Reverend Justin Welby, aged 56, is currently Bishop of Durham. He will be enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury in Canterbury Cathedral on 21st March

New Archbishop of Canterbury: Justin Welby

 — November 9, 20129 novembre 2012

The Queen has approved the nomination of the Right Reverend Justin Welby for election as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. He will succeed Dr Rowan Williams who is retiring at the end of December after ten years as Archbishop. The Right Reverend Justin Welby, aged 56, is currently Bishop of Durham. He will be enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury in Canterbury Cathedral on 21st March 2013.

He said today: “I don’t think anyone could be more surprised than me at the outcome of this process. It has been an experience, reading more about me than I knew myself. To be nominated to Canterbury is at the same time overwhelming and astonishing. It is overwhelming because of those I follow, and the responsibility it has. It is astonishing because it is something I never expected to happen.
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Posted: November 9, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2279
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby
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Cardinal Thomas Collins

Anglican Catholic deanery approved for Canada

 — December 11, 201211 décembre 2012

The Holy See has approved a new deanery in Canada that will minister to Anglican Use Catholics and their clergy.

Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson and Cardinal Thomas Collins announced Dec. 7 that the new deanery will minister to Anglicans in Canada who have come into full communion with the Catholic Church through the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.

Steenson is the head of the Ordinariate based in Houston, Texas, and Collins, archbishop of Toronto, is ecclesiastical delegate for the Ordinariate in Canada. Collins and Steenson petitioned the Holy See to create the deanery. They received the full support of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops at the bishops plenary assembly in September.
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Posted: December 11, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2281
Categories: Catholic RegisterIn this article: Anglican, Catholic, ordinariate
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The Ven. Robert Hardwick is the new bishop of the diocese of Qu’Appelle

Hardwick succeeds Kerr-Wilson as bishop of Qu’Appelle

 — December 12, 201212 décembre 2012

The Ven. Robert Hardwick is the new bishop of the Anglican diocese of Qu’Appelle, in Regina, Sask.

Currently serving as the diocese’s assistant to the bishop and executive archdeacon, Hardwick was elected on the first ballot of the electoral synod, held Dec. 8. He succeeds Bishop Greg Kerr-Wilson, who is now the bishop of the diocese of Calgary.
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Posted: December 12, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2280
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican, bishops, Saskatchewan
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New guidelines for the increasing number of interreligious marriages in the UK have been launched by the Christian-Muslim forum

UK: Guidelines launched for Interreligious Marriage

 — December 19, 201219 décembre 2012

New guidelines for the increasing number of interreligious marriages in the UK have been launched by the Christian-Muslim forum. Bishop Paul Hendricks, Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Southwark, and Co-Chair of the Christian-Muslim Forum, welcomed the new guidelines, saying that “they offer valuable guidance for both priests and imams. With an increasing number of Christian-Muslim couples entering into marriage, we also need an increased awareness of the particular pastoral support that is owed to them, which can help them and their loved ones discover their marriage as a place of dialogue, and a beneficial link between two religions”.
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Posted: December 19, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2283
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, interfaith, marriage
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Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict writes article for the Financial Times

 — December 20, 201220 décembre 2012

“Render unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God,” was the response of Jesus when asked about paying taxes. His questioners, of course, were laying a trap for him. They wanted to force him to take sides in the highly-charged political debate about Roman rule in the land of Israel. Yet there was more at stake here: if Jesus really was the long-awaited Messiah, then surely he would oppose the Roman overlords. So the question was calculated to expose him either as a threat to the regime, or a fraud.
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Posted: December 20, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2284
Categories: NewsIn this article: Benedict XVI, pope
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Pope Benedict XVI addressed the Roman Curia

Benedict XVI on interreligious dialogue

 — December 21, 201221 décembre 2012

On Friday, December 21, Pope Benedict XVI addressed the members of the Roman curia, the staff of the numerous Vatican offices, in what has become an annual tradition. The speech is sometimes described as a “State of the Church” address. Regarding dialogue with other religions, Pope Benedict spoke of two fundamental rules: Firstly that dialogue does not aim at conversion, but at understanding. In this respect it differs from evangelization, from mission; Secondly, that accordingly, both parties to the dialogue remain consciously within their identity, which the dialogue does not place in question either for themselves or for the other.”
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Posted: December 21, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2282
Categories: NewsIn this article: Benedict XVI, Catholic, dialogue, interfaith, pope
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The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams

Rowan Williams: if all you have is a gun, everything is a target

 — December 22, 201222 décembre 2012

In his final Thought for the Day this morning on BBC Radio 4, the Archbishop of Canterbury talks about the recent killings in Connecticut and discounts the argument often put forward that “it’s not guns that kill, it’s people” saying: “People use guns. But in a sense guns use people, too. When we have the technology for violence easily to hand, our choices are skewed and we are more vulnerable to being manipulated into violent action.”
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Posted: December 22, 2012 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2285
Categories: ACNSIn this article: guns, Rowan Williams, violence
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