Archive for 2018

Archive pour 2018

Members of the Anglican Church of Canada-United Church of Canada Dialogue gather in the chapel of the Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga during their November 2017 meeting

Proposed changes at United Church of Canada might ease cooperation with Anglicans

 — January 25, 201825 janvier 2018

Changes now being considered to the structure of the United Church of Canada could conceivably ease clergy-sharing and other forms of cooperation between that church and the Anglican Church of Canada, say some leaders from the two churches.

One challenge now facing merged Anglican and United congregations, as noted in a report issued following the conclusion of the most recently completed round of dialogue between the two denominations, is that they lack an agreement allowing the interchangeability of ministries. Clergy of one church have been allowed to serve as clergy for the other generally only in circumstances regarded as exceptional, such as in ecumenical shared ministries, for which special permission needs to be granted by the authorities of each denomination.
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Posted: January 25, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=9829
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican Church of Canada, episcopé, shared ministry, United Church of Canada
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican Church of Canada, episcopé, shared ministry, United Church of Canada

Interfaith Statement on Changes to the Canada Summer Jobs Grant Program

 — January 25, 201825 janvier 2018

We the undersigned leaders of diverse faith communities and organizations in Canada, call on the Prime Minister and the Government of Canada to amend the Canada Summer Jobs guidelines and application process so that it does not compel agreement or belief, and allows religious organizations to stay true to their communal identity and beliefs. The new application requires each organization to give non-negotiable and unqualified affirmation of certain beliefs held by the current government.

Canada has a long history of cooperation and collaboration between religious organizations and governments in our health care and social welfare systems, and in many other areas of life.

Faith-based organizations wish to continue to partner with the federal government in delivering programming and services to vulnerable members of their local communities, including children and youth, newcomers to Canada, and people experiencing poverty and homelessness.
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Posted: January 25, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=9831
Categories: DocumentsIn this article: Canada Summer Jobs, Government of Canada, interfaith, religious freedom, statements
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Catégorie : DocumentsDans cet article : Canada Summer Jobs, Government of Canada, interfaith, religious freedom, statements

It will be exciting to see how the co-operation can be developed and function as an inspiration for the local congregations, says bishop Christian Alsted (right) from the Methodist Church in Denmark

Danish Lutheran and Methodist churches sign historic agreement

 — January 26, 201826 janvier 2018

“One faith, one baptism, one grace.” That is the title of the first national bilateral agreement between the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Denmark The Methodist Church in Denmark (as a part of the United Methodist Church).

With this agreement about church communion, the churches acknowledge each other as equal churches, including acknowledging each other’s baptism, Eucharist and offices. Furthermore, the churches confirm that they can co-celebrate Church services and that a pastor does not need to be re-ordained if he or she is called to minister in the other church.

ELCD and The Methodist Church have enjoyed full communion, ever since ELCD joined the Leuenberg Agreement in 2001, which is a co-operation agreement between the protestant churches in Europe. The Methodist Church joined this co-operation in 1994.

It is thus a local implementation of the Communion of Protestant Churches in Europe, which after years of in-depth ecumenical dialogue is being carried out.
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Posted: January 26, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10205
Categories: News
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Catégorie : News

Message au Soirée interreligieuse au Québec

 — January 29, 201829 janvier 2018

La paix… N’est-ce pas un de ces mots qui expriment le mieux l’aspiration fondamentale du coeur humain ? Et n’est-ce pas ce que l’on peut se souhaiter de mieux, en particulier dans le cadre d’une rencontre comme celle de ce soir ?

La paix… Le mot résonne en effet comme un cri du coeur qui traverse le temps, les communautés de foi, les cultures. Shalom ! Eirènè ! Pax ! Salam ! Peace ! Frieden ! et combien d’autres expressions dans toutes les langues.

Pour les chrétiens, c’est aussi l’écho de la salutation du Christ à ses disciples, au soir de Pâques, qui faisait du coup disparaître la peur, toute peur, et donnait une assise solide à l’espérance, par-delà la mort, la souffrance et toute forme de violence et de haine. « Soyez toujours prêts… à rendre compte de l’espérance qui est en vous », écrivait l’apôtre saint Pierre dans une lettre qui nous a été transmise dans la Bible, « mais, ajoutait-il, faites-le avec douceur et respect. »
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Simo Peura, Lutheran bishop, of Lapua, and Teemu Sippo, Catholic bishop of Helsinki (from left). Photo: LWF/S. Gallay

Church, Eucharist and Ministry “not church dividing issues”

 — February 5, 20185 février 2018

A dialogue document on Church, Eucharist and Ministry published by Lutherans and Roman Catholics in Finland in 2017 could pave the way for an international declaration between the two Christian churches, church leaders in the Nordic nation say.

Communion in Growth, a report from the Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue Commission of Finland, found that despite differences of emphasis between the Roman Catholic Church in Finland and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, Eucharist and (ordained) Ministry, they don’t need to be church dividing issues in the light of the achieved consensus on the basic truths of faith regarding these themes.
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Posted: February 5, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10228
Categories: Dialogue, Lutheran World InformationIn this article: Catholic, church, dialogue, eucharist, Finland, Lutheran, ministry
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Catégorie : Dialogue, Lutheran World InformationDans cet article : Catholic, church, dialogue, eucharist, Finland, Lutheran, ministry

Pope Francis prays for peace in South Sudan and the DRC in November 2017

Vatican calls on all faiths to join day of prayer for peace

 — February 6, 20186 février 2018

Speaking at the recitation of the Angelus prayer last Sunday, the Pope invited all women and men of goodwill to join him in praying for an end to violence and conflict, especially in South Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Addressing the crowds gathered in St Peter’s Square, the Pope said: “Faced with the tragic protracted situations of conflict in different parts of the world, I invite all the faithful to take part in a special Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace”.

Noting that February 23rd falls on a Friday during the first full week of Lent, the Pope asked people to pray especially for those suffering violence in the DRC and in South Sudan, where political unrest and a protracted civil war continues to claim thousands of lives.
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Posted: February 6, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10209
Categories: News
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Catégorie : News

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address from the window of the Papal apartment

Anglican leaders echo Pope Francis’ call for day of prayer and fasting for peace

 — February 8, 20188 février 2018

Senior Anglican leaders have endorsed Pope Francis’ call for an ecumenical day of prayer and fasting for peace, with a particular focus on the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. Pope Francis made his call on Sunday in his traditional Angelus address to crowds in St Peter’s Square in the Vatican. It has now been endorsed by the acting primate of the Anglican Church of South Sudan, the secretary general of the Anglican Communion, and the deputy director of the Anglican Centre in Rome.

“Faced with the tragic continuation of conflict in several parts of the world, I invite all faithful to a special day of prayer and fasting for peace on this coming 23 February, Friday of the First Week of Lent,” Pope Francis said. “We will offer this in particular to the populations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and of South Sudan.

“As on other similar occasions, I also invite non-Catholic and non-Christian brothers and sisters to participate in this initiative in the ways they consider most appropriate, but all together.
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Posted: February 8, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10207
Categories: News
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Catégorie : News

Dr Casely Essamuah was selected as the next Secretary of the Global Christian Forum at their recent meeting at Taizé

Dr Casely Essamuah selected as next Secretary of the Global Christian Forum

 — February 12, 201812 février 2018

Meeting at the Taizé Community in France, the Global Christian Forum Committee chose Dr Casely Essamuah to serve in the central role of its Secretary. Dr Essamuah will take up the position on 1 July 2018, following the retirement of the Rev Dr Larry Miller who has led the GCF for the last six years.

Originally ordained in the Methodist Church, Ghana, Dr Essamuah has worked for the last 13 years as Global Missions and Local Outreach Pastor of the Bay Area Community Church, Annapolis, MD. Dr Essamuah describes himself as “evangelical and ecumenical.” Coming originally from Africa and now ministering in North America, he views himself as a “bridge-builder” between the churches in the global north and global south.

“In a time when the majority of the world’s Christians now live in the southern hemisphere, creating new tensions and challenges in the life of world Christianity, Dr Casely Essamuah is uniquely equipped to serve the cause of unity in the global body of Christ in the role of Secretary of the Global Christian Forum,” said Rev. Wes Granberg-Michaelson, co-chair of the Search Committee.
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Posted: February 12, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10224
Categories: NewsIn this article: Global Christian Forum
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Global Christian Forum

Members of the Anglican Church of Canada-Mennonite Church Canada dialogue at their first meeting in Waterloo, Ontario

Canadian Anglicans, Mennonites meet for first-ever formal dialogue

 — February 14, 201814 février 2018

In what’s believed to be the first formal ecumenical meeting between the Anglican Church of Canada and Mennonite Church Canada, members of each church learned what both might be able to share with one another in Waterloo, Ont., February 2-3.

Among other things, Anglican dialogue members expressed a desire to learn from Mennonites “how to be a prophetic voice from a position where you don’t necessarily have influence or power,” says the Rev. Scott Sharman, who participated in the meeting as the Anglican Church of Canada’s animator for ecumenical and interfaith relations.

The goal of the dialogue at this point is primarily for each to learn from and be enriched by the other, says Sharman. “I don’t think that anyone would take anything off the table as possibilities of what it might grow into, but also, at the same time, we’ve not gone into it with a stated goal of working towards establishing a full communion relationship such as we have with the ELCIC [Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada],” he says. “I think there’s an openness to seeing where the spirit leads and where the conversations take us, but the path hasn’t necessarily been set out in advance.”
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Posted: February 14, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10208
Categories: News
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Catégorie : News

Visiting WCC, Archbishop of Canterbury speaks on “ecumenism of action”

 — February 16, 201816 février 2018

During a visit to the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva on 16 February, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby spoke on an “ecumenism of action” as he also congratulated the WCC on its 70th anniversary.

“Bi- and multi-lateral theological dialogue over the course of the twentieth century bore much fruit but at times it could be appear to be akin to diplomatic renegotiation of borders: the barriers to communion still exist but not where we thought they did,” said Welby. “The underlying problem with these discussions, however, is that they are what I would call negotiation of the frontiers.”

The negotiation of the ways in which frontiers are set down, and in which they are crossed, is one of the most difficult aspects of international relations at times of tension, he continued.

“Frontiers imply difference,” he explained. “They say that on one side of the frontier there is the ‘other’.”
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Letter from Saskatchewan bishops on justice and reconciliation

 — February 16, 201816 février 2018

A Message from the Anglican, Catholic and Lutheran Bishops of Saskatchewan

The events surrounding the tragic shooting death of Colten Boushie in August 2016, and the subsequent trial of Gerald Stanley and recent jury decision, have re-surfaced profound pain to families and communities. They have also raised enormously important questions and challenges for our province and our country.

As bishops who serve Christian communities in our province, we join all those who are longing to escape the slavery of prejudice, racism, anger, frustration, violence and bitterness. We wish to join all those who are re-dedicating themselves to work for reconciliation and peace among all people in our communities and in our nation.
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Posted: February 16, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10206 Transmis : 16 février 2018 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=10206

For us Lutherans this is a hopeful step on the journey towards the shared Eucharistic table, said LWF General Secretary Martin Junge

A hopeful step for Lutheran-Catholic couples

 — February 23, 201823 février 2018

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has welcomed a recent resolution by the German Catholic bishops’ conference to make it possible for Catholic-Lutheran married couples to receive the Eucharist together.

This development follows the Joint Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration of the Reformation in 2016, where the LWF and the Catholic Church expressed it as a joint pastoral responsibility to “respond to the spiritual thirst and hunger” of many of their members “who yearn to receive the Eucharist at one table, as the concrete expression of full unity.”

In the German Bishops Conference earlier this month, the Catholic bishops agreed to provide an orientation that would help local Catholic priests and their bishops to formally decide on a case-by-case basis to open the Eucharist to Protestant spouses, which in Germany would include Lutherans, Reformed and members of united churches.
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Posted: February 23, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10230
Categories: Lutheran World InformationIn this article: bishops, Catholic, eucharist, Germany, Lutheran, sacramental sharing
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Catégorie : Lutheran World InformationDans cet article : bishops, Catholic, eucharist, Germany, Lutheran, sacramental sharing

Cardinal Koch: Relations between the Catholic Church and the WCC

 — March 2, 20182 mars 2018

An address by Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, regarding relations between the Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches (WCC). At a press conference held Friday 2nd March in the Vatican, the WCC General Secretary, Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit and Cardinal Kurt Koch announced that Pope Francis will be travelling to Geneva on June 21st to mark the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches.

The visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva during the year of the 70th Anniversary of the foundation of the World Council of Churches (WCC), will be a sign of recognition of a unique contribution of the WCC to the modern ecumenical movement. It will be an expression of the personal commitment of the Holy Father to the goal of Christian unity as expressed in many occasions. In visiting the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Pope Francis will follow the steps of his two predecessors Paul VI, who visited the WCC in 1969 (10 June), and John Paul II who did the same in 1984 (l2 June). The visit will be an occasion to give thanks to God for a longstanding and rich collaboration which the Catholic Church maintains with the WCC for more than half a century. Indeed, our relations began during the preparation of the Second Vatican Council. Vatican II committed the Catholic Church to the modern ecumenical movement and opened a new page in the history of our relations with the World Council of Churches generating a spirit of rapprochement and mutual understanding. Although the Catholic Church is not a member of the WCC, various dicasteries of the Roman Curia and different Catholic organizations or religious communities collaborate closely with its different programmatic areas. There is a sustained collaboration in the field of justice and peace, human rights, works of charity and humanitarian aid, especially regarding migrants and refugees, protection of creation, the youth, interreligious dialogue, mission and evangelism. The most developed is the collaboration between the WCC and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU), which also takes place through various channels.
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Posted: March 2, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10216
Categories: News, OpinionIn this article: Kurt Koch, pope, Pope Francis, WCC
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Catégorie : News, OpinionDans cet article : Kurt Koch, pope, Pope Francis, WCC

Pope Francis meets in the Vatican with WCC General Secretary Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit

Pope to visit Geneva for World Council of Churches anniversary

 — March 2, 20182 mars 2018

Pope Francis will travel to Geneva on June 21st to mark the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches. The announcement was made on Friday at a press conference in the Vatican by the WCC General Secretary, Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit and by Cardinal Kurt Koch, head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

The WCC was founded in 1948 with a membership of 147 Christian Churches, largely in Europe and North America. Today it brings together 348 members in countries across the globe, including most of the world’s Orthodox, Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist and Reformed churches, as well as many United and Independent churches.

Since 1965 the Catholic Church has worked closely together with the WCC through a Joint Working Group, as well as through participation in specific commissions or practical initiatives.
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Posted: March 2, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10213
Categories: Vatican NewsIn this article: Olav Fykse Tveit, pope, Pope Francis, WCC
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Catégorie : Vatican NewsDans cet article : Olav Fykse Tveit, pope, Pope Francis, WCC

Members of the Canadian Council of Churches Governing Board attend a meeting in Ottawa at Saint Paul University

‘Part of who we are’: Anglicans, ecumenism, and the Canadian Council of Churches

 — March 20, 201820 mars 2018

As one of the founding members of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC), the Anglican Church of Canada has long played a major role in the country’s leading ecumenical council.

Ecumenism “is in the Anglican DNA”, according to Bishop Michael Oulton—one of the two current appointed Anglican representatives on the CCC governing board, along with Canon Mary Conliffe.

“I think that’s the heart of who we are as a church … I’m a huge believer in the importance of partnerships and building expanded partnerships wherever possible, and the Canadian Council of Churches is, I think, a critical part of that for us,” Oulton said.

“It’s always been part of who we are as Anglicans to try to find a common table around which to sit.”
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Posted: March 20, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10260
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican Church of Canada, Canadian Council of Churches
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican Church of Canada, Canadian Council of Churches

Participants in an Intercultural Ministry program organized by the Canadian Council of Churches stand on a map identifying the locations of various First Nations across Canada. Photo: CCC

The Canadian Council of Churches and the future of ecumenism

 — March 23, 201823 mars 2018

Much of the work of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) today is reflected in its two commissions: the Commission on Faith and Witness, and the Commission on Justice and Peace. Where the former promotes theological reflection to improve mutual understanding between denominations, the latter focuses on efforts to foster peace and social justice in Canada and around the world.

Certain issues, such as the ordination of women or same-sex marriage, may be of both theological and social importance, and can find very different views reflected within the council.

In such cases, CCC President Alyson Barnett-Cowan said, “We try two things. One is we will have exploratory sessions where we try to get the sense of where different people are coming on different issues, and that would be one of them … But then on other matters, where we think there might be a consensus, we work hard to articulate what that consensus might be. So for example, protection of refugees, that’s kind of a no-brainer for the members of the council.”
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Posted: March 23, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10262
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican Church of Canada, Canadian Council of Churches, ecumenism
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican Church of Canada, Canadian Council of Churches, ecumenism

The Roman Catholic and Anglican Primates of Ireland and Archbishops of Armagh: Archbishops Eamon Martin (left) and Richard Clarke (right)

Anglican and Roman Catholic leaders in Ireland herald 20th anniversary of Belfast Agreement

 — April 9, 20189 avril 2018

The leaders of the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches in Ireland have issued a joint statement celebrating “all that has been achieved in building peace” since the historic Belfast Agreement was signed 20 years ago. In a joint statement on eve of the 20th anniversary of the agreement, which is also known as the Good Friday Agreement, as it was agreed by political parties on 10 April 1998 – Good Friday – Archbishops Richard Clarke and Eamon Martin, say that the agreement “has continuing potential to transform society and life for all of us. Nothing remotely its equal has been outlined then or since.”

Archbishop Richard is the Anglican Archbishop of Armagh and Primates of the Church of Ireland; Archbishop Martin is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and leader of the Catholic Church in the country. They say that the Good Friday Agreement “sought to address contentious political problems in the context of decades of violence, divided communities and immense suffering and death on our streets. As such it was a complex and, in places, controversial document.
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Posted: April 9, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10353
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Anglican, bishops, Catholic, Ireland, peace
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Catégorie : ACNSDans cet article : Anglican, bishops, Catholic, Ireland, peace

Members of the Anglican-Jewish Commission. Photo: ACNS

Anglican-Jewish Commission releases communiqué from recent meeting

 — April 23, 201823 avril 2018

Immigration and minorities were chief topics of discussion at a meeting of the Anglican-Jewish Commission last month in Jerusalem. One particular focus was the situation facing Christians in the Middle East. They agreed that any responses to the situation must be grounded in an understanding and affirmation of human life and freedom.

This was the first time the group had met since 2014. Speaking afterwards members said they had been encouraged and hopeful about gathering more often in the future. The Commission expects to reconvene again in 2019.

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Programmes Coordinator for Inter Religious Affairs, Katie Hodkinson, said the meeting was very significant.

“It was something that the Archbishop of Canterbury agreed with the Chief Rabbinate of Israel whilst on his two-week visit to the Holy Land last May, ” she said. “This renewed energy and commitment was warmly welcomed by both the Christian and Jewish communities.”
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Posted: April 23, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10266
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican Communion, Jewish-Christian relations, Judaism, Rabbis
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican Communion, Jewish-Christian relations, Judaism, Rabbis

Cardinal Désiré Joseph Mercier presided over the original Malines Conversation Group in the early 1920s

Informal group of Anglican–Roman Catholic theologians discusses “new layers of unity”

 — May 1, 20181 mai 2018

An informal but officially-sanctioned ecumenical dialogue between Anglican and Roman Catholic theologians has met to consider “the difficult question of Anglican Orders.” The Malines Conversation Group was originally established in the early 1920s by Cardinal Désiré-Joseph Mercier, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Malines-Brussels; some 24 years after Pope Leo XIII declared that Anglican Orders were “absolutely null and utterly void”. The 1920s Malines Conversations Group envisioned the restoration of communion between Anglicans and Roman Catholics in the phrase l’Église Anglicane unie non absorbée – united, but not absorbed.

Since then, a number of formal dialogues and relational groups between the two churches have been established, including the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC), which undertakes theological dialogue; and the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (IARCCUM), an episcopal commission which seeks ways to put joint agreements into practice.
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Posted: May 1, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10247
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Anglican, Catholic, dialogue, Malines
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Catégorie : ACNSDans cet article : Anglican, Catholic, dialogue, Malines

Bishop Rob Hardwick prepares to begin his cross-Canada pilgrimage alongside his wife Lorraine, who will be travelling with him for support on his cycling journey

Bishop of Qu’Appelle begins cross-Canada cycling journey for unity and reconciliation

 — May 22, 201822 mai 2018

Dipping his bicycle tires into the Pacific Ocean on the morning of Saturday, May 19, Bishop Rob Hardwick of the Diocese of Qu’Appelle officially began a cross-country pilgrimage to the Atlantic coast to promote unity, healing, and reconciliation within the Anglican Church of Canada.

Over the course of a planned 62 days, the 7,877-kilometre cycling journey will take Bishop Hardwick from Victoria, B.C. to St. John’s, Newfoundland, during which he will meet and pray with thousands of people in hundreds of congregations.

“I’m hoping to gather people’s comments, what they understand those three words [unity, healing, and reconciliation] to mean in their own lives,” the bishop said.

“Obviously in our church, we are fairly conflicted in some issues. So what does it mean to be a church of unity? What does it mean to be a church of healing and reconciliation as well?”
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Posted: May 22, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10272
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican, Christian unity, Qu'Appelle, Reconciliation, Robert Hardwick
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican, Christian unity, Qu'Appelle, Reconciliation, Robert Hardwick

Pope Francis presents a gift to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople during a meeting in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican

Pope, patriarch call for ethical intervention in economy

 — May 28, 201828 mai 2018

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople called on Christians to work together to build a culture of solidarity in the face of growing economic inequality and a lack of respect for the human dignity of the poor and of migrants.

The two leaders met privately May 26 before addressing an international conference sponsored by the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation, which seeks to promote the teaching of St. John Paul II’s 1991 encyclical on social and economic justice.

“The current difficulties and crises within the global economic system have an undeniable ethical dimension,” Pope Francis told some 500 business leaders, theologians and proponents of Catholic social teaching.
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Posted: May 28, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10258
Categories: CNSIn this article: Bartholomew I, economic ethics, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : Bartholomew I, economic ethics, Pope Francis

Four of the recipients of the St Timothy Scholarship Programme in Malawi

Joint Anglican-Roman Catholic delegation celebrates Malawi ecumenical scholarship

 — May 31, 201831 mai 2018

A joint Anglican-Roman Catholic delegation visited southern Malawi last week to celebrate the success of an ecumenical scholarship programme started last year by the Anglican Diocese of Upper Shire and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mangochi. The St Timothy Scholarship Programme was launched in September 2017 as a direct response to the Common Declaration of Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at San Gregorio al Celio in Rome on 5 October 2016. The two leaders commissioned and sent out 19 pairs of Anglican and Catholic bishops to work together in collaborative mission and witness to the “ends of the earth” to give voice to their common faith in Jesus Christ. The programme has been warmly endorsed by the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (IARCCUM).

The programme, which is funded by offshore donors and managed jointly by the two dioceses, provides scholarships to enable children from the poorest families to attend residential secondary schools run by the dioceses on an all-expenses-paid basis. The €600 (Euro, approximately £530 GBP) scholarships cover tuition fees, room and board, school uniforms, school shoes, athletic wear, stationery, toiletries, bedding, school bag, scientific instruments and a travel allowance funding the student’s cost of travelling from home to school and return by public transport at the beginning and end of each school term.
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Posted: May 31, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10359
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Catholic, Malawi
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Catholic, Malawi

Pope Francis receives in audience a delegation of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church

Pope to Lutherans: ‘may the Holy Spirit unite what is still divided’

 — June 4, 20184 juin 2018

Pope Francis urged members of the German Lutheran Church, whom he received in the Vatican, to continue walking the path to unity.

Receiving a Delegation of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church in audience, Pope Francis on Monday recalled his positive 2016 visit to Lund in Sweden to mark the Common Commemoration of the Reformation.

Pointing out that “for the wounds of the past” the event could have provoked controversy and hatred, he said that instead it took place in a spirit of fraternal communion highlighting the fact that the last fifty years have been characterized by a “growing communion”.

“Thanks to the work of the Spirit, fraternal meetings, gestures based on the logic of the Gospel rather than human strategies, and through the official Lutheran-Catholic dialogue, it has been possible to overcome old prejudices on both sides” he said.
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Posted: June 4, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10253
Categories: Vatican NewsIn this article: Catholic, Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland, Lutheran, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : Vatican NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland, Lutheran, Pope Francis

Representatives of the five churches who signed the <i>Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification</i> gathered at the PCPCU offices in Rome

Healing the wounds in the body of Christ

 — June 5, 20185 juin 2018

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) together with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU), as well as the Methodist, the Reformed and the Anglican communion will start a consultation process to discuss spiritual and ecclesial implications of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification.

“We have now five signatories of this ecumenical declaration,” says Kaisamari Hintikka, LWF Assistant General Secretary for Ecumenical Relations. “We feel we are called to ask together what kind of spiritual and ecclesiastical consequences the JDDJ might have for our churches.”
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Posted: June 5, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10250
Categories: Lutheran World InformationIn this article: Anglican Communion, JDDJ, justification by faith, Lutheran World Federation, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, World Communion of Reformed Churches, World Methodist Council
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Catégorie : Lutheran World InformationDans cet article : Anglican Communion, JDDJ, justification by faith, Lutheran World Federation, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, World Communion of Reformed Churches, World Methodist Council

Archbishop Justin Welby addresses the General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches in Novi Sad, Serbia, on Saturday

Archbishop of Canterbury says a reconciled Church can dispel the “fear of the ‘other’”

 — June 6, 20186 juin 2018

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has spoken of the danger that “fear of the other” poses to “Christian witness and presence”. Speaking to the General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches, meeting in Novi Sad, Serbia, he said that churches working together can help to break down the walls that others seek to build. “The Church breaks across boundaries and frontiers as if they did not exist,” he said. “By being in Christ, I am made one by God in a family that stretches around the world and crosses cultural, linguistic and ecumenical frontiers, driven by the Spirit who breaks down all the walls that we seek to erect.”

He began his address by saying that “fear is the greatest danger that afflicts Christian witness and presence.” He added: “It is fear of the other that causes us to put up barriers, whether within churches, between churches and for that matter between nations. It is fear of the Other the causes us to build walls, whether spiritual or physical. It is fear of the Other that leads to divisions and eventually to the fall of civilisations.”
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Posted: June 6, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10351
Categories: NewsIn this article: Conference of European Churches, Justin Welby
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Anglican and Roman Catholic clergy at their one-day ecumenical conference in Slave Lake, Alta. Wearing the purple shirt, in the front row, is Fraser Lawton, bishop of the diocese of Athabasca; to his right is Gérard Pettipas, archbishop of the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan

Northern Alberta Anglican, Roman Catholic priests meet, compare notes

 — June 15, 201815 juin 2018

Anglican and Roman Catholic leaders in northern Alberta say they’re looking forward to repeating this fall a conference held last November involving clergy from both denominations.

More than two dozen clergy from the Anglican diocese of Athabasca and the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan gathered in November 15, 2017 at Slave Lake, Alta., for a one-day conference, to get acquainted and share thoughts and experiences about doing ministry in Alberta’s north.

“We thought it went very well, and I think the clergy found it quite valuable,” says Bishop Fraser Lawton, of the diocese of Athabasca. “I think they appreciated just getting to know one another.”
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Posted: June 15, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10357
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, bishops, Catholic
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, bishops, Catholic

Pope says local bishop should make the call on intercommunion

 — June 21, 201821 juin 2018

After a day of touting ways in which Christians might share in greater unity, that commitment to coming together didn’t prevent Pope Francis from backing the Vatican’s doctrinal watchdog in its decision to insist on caution regarding proposals for intercommunion with Protestants.

On a return flight to Rome on Thursday from a day-long ecumenical pilgrimage to Geneva, Francis said he supported the Vatican’s Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal-elect Luis Ladaria, in requiring a rethink of a draft proposal from the German bishops that would allow for non-Catholics to receive communion under certain conditions.

Among other items discussed during the 30-minute in-flight press conference was the global migrant and refugee situation – where, once again, Francis reiterated his support for the U.S. Catholic bishops in opposing the Trump administration’s hard line – as well as the challenges of nuclear weapons.
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Posted: June 21, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10305
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, sacramental sharing
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, sacramental sharing

Matildes Colombo, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia, presents a drawing to Pope Francis at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva

Pope Francis: walking together is “an act of obedience to the Lord and love for our world”

 — June 21, 201821 juin 2018

Pope Francis has given a strong message about the ecumenical journey during a visit to the World Council of Churches’ headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. In a homily during a prayer service in the Ecumenical Centre, Pope Francis spoke about the journey towards Christian unity and the pitfalls on the way. “For us as Christians, walking together is not a ploy to strengthen our own positions, but an act of obedience to the Lord and love for our world,” he said. “Let us ask the Father to help us walk together all the more resolutely in the ways of the Spirit.

“I wanted to take part personally in the celebrations marking this anniversary of the World Council, not least to reaffirm the commitment of the Catholic Church to the cause of ecumenism and to encourage cooperation with the member churches and with our ecumenical partners.
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Posted: June 21, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10316
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Pope Francis, WCC
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Catégorie : ACNSDans cet article : Pope Francis, WCC

Archbishop Hans-Josef Becker of Paderborn

German bishop announces communion for Protestant spouses in ‘individual cases’

 — July 1, 20181 juillet 2018

According to a regional newspaper report, Archbishop Hans-Josef Becker of Paderborn has decided to allow Protestant spouses of Catholics living in his diocese to receive holy Communion “in individual cases.”

As the newspaper Westfalenblatt reported, the archbishop told his presbyteral council on June 27 that the document formerly known as a “pastoral handout,” which the German bishops’ conference has re-published as “pastoral guidance” following discussions with Rome, offers “spiritual help for the decision of conscience in individual cases accompanied by pastoral care.”

“At the meeting of the Council of Priests of the Archdiocese of Paderborn on 27 June 2018, I presented my interpretation [of the document] and formulated the expectation that all pastors in the Archdiocese of Paderborn will familiarize themselves intensively with the guidance document and will act in a spirit of pastoral responsibility,” the archbishop told the newspaper.
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Posted: July 1, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10303
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, sacramental sharing
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, sacramental sharing

Members of the third-phase of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission met in the central German city of Erfurt in May 2017 for their seventh meeting. During their meeting they completed the agreed statement on ecclesiology

ARCIC agreed statement on ecclesiology: Walking Together on the Way

 — July 3, 20183 juillet 2018

The Third Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC III) has issued its first agreed statement with the title Walking Together on the Way: Learning to be the Church – Local, Regional, Universal. Since its first meeting in 1970, ARCIC has published thirteen agreed statements. The third phase of the dialogue began in 2011 with the dual mandate to explore “the Church as Communion, local and universal, and how in communion the local and universal Church come to discern right ethical teaching.” The current document completes the first part of this mandate.

Walking Together on the Way employs the method of Receptive Ecumenism to examine the structures by which Catholics and Anglicans order and maintain communion at the local, regional and universal level. It examines common theological principles that Anglicans and Catholics share, and the differentiated structures, based on these principles, by which they make decisions. This method invites both traditions to repentance and conversion, by looking at what is underdeveloped or wounded in themselves. It is also predicated on the belief that in our dialogue partner we meet a community in which the Holy Spirit is alive and active. We can therefore ask firstly, where our communities are in need of reform, and, secondly, what we can learn from the our dialogue partner to help us in this growth. The Commission described this process as “receptive learning.”
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Posted: July 3, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10292
Categories: Dialogue, NewsIn this article: Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, dialogue
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Catégorie : Dialogue, NewsDans cet article : Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, dialogue

Le Dialogue de l’Église catholique romaine et de l’Église Unie a publié un rapport sur le changement climatique intitulé l’Espérance en nous

 — July 18, 201818 juillet 2018

Le Dialogue de l’Église catholique romaine et de l’Église Unie a publié un rapport sur le changement climatique intitulé l’Espérance en nous. Depuis octobre 2012, le Dialogue de l’Église catholique romaine et de l’Église Unie du Canada s’est réuni huit fois pour examiner les réponses de nos Églises à la crise écologique, en portant une attention particulière au changement climatique. Le rapport explore les ressources spirituelles de notre tradition commune pour faire face au changement climatique et travailler pour la justice écologique. Sans fermer les yeux sur les dangers réels des crises écologiques, le dialogue offre une vision d’ espérance fondée sur notre foi chrétienne commune, voulant qu’une nouvelle relation entre l’humanité et la création soit possible.
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Posted: July 18, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10297
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Catholic, CCCB, climate change, dialogue, United Church of Canada
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Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Catholic, CCCB, climate change, dialogue, United Church of Canada

Roman Catholic-United Church Dialogue Releases Report on Climate Change

 — July 18, 201818 juillet 2018

The Roman Catholic‒United Church of Canada Dialogue has released a report on climate change entitled The Hope within Us. Since October 2012, the Roman Catholic‒United Church of Canada Dialogue has met eight times to explore our churches’ responses to the ecological crisis, with particular attention to climate change. The report explores the spiritual resources of our common tradition for addressing climate change and working for ecological justice. While not turning away from the real dangers of the ecological crises, the dialogue provides a vision of hope, based on our common Christian faith, that a new relationship between humanity and creation is possible.
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Posted: July 18, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10295
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Catholic, CCCB, climate change, United Church of Canada
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Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Catholic, CCCB, climate change, United Church of Canada

Fr Kevin Smith (Priest Administrator of the Anglican Shrine) and Mgr John Armitage (Rector of the Roman Catholic Shrine) at the signing of an ecumenical covenant for the Anglican and Catholic shrines to Our Lady of Walsingham

Ecumenical covenant for the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

 — September 25, 201825 septembre 2018

At Solemn Vespers in the Shrine Church on Monday 24th September – the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham – a new Covenant agreed between the Anglican and the Roman Catholic Shrines in Walsingham was announced and signed by Fr Kevin Smith (Priest Administrator of the Anglican Shrine) and Mgr John Armitage (Rector of the Roman Catholic Shrine). Messages from the Bishop of Norwich and the Bishop of East Anglia were read out to mark the occasion. This historic event was witnessed by visiting pilgrims and members of the local community.
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Posted: September 25, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10349
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Catholic, covenant
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Catholic, covenant

Sebastian Duhau, a synod observer from Australia, and Emilie Callan, a synod observer from Canada, participate in a pilgrimage hike from the Monte Mario nature reserve in Rome to St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Oct. 25. Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna said synodality refers to all the baptized taking responsibility for the church and its mission, each according to his or her talents and role within the church

Synod’s words on ‘synodal’ church puzzle some people

 — October 30, 201830 octobre 2018

“Synodality,” a key concept of Pope Francis’ papacy, was used repeatedly in the final document of the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocation discernment. In simple terms, “synodality” means “walking together” with every member of the church, recognizing that the grace of baptism makes one part of the body of the church and, therefore, responsible for its life and mission. “The church must really let herself be given shape by the Eucharist that she celebrates as the summit and source of her life,” being like “the bread made from many stalks of wheat and broken for the life of the world,” the synod document said.
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Posted: October 30, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10355
Categories: CNSIn this article: synodality, synods
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : synodality, synods

Jeromey Martini, president of Horizon College & Seminary

Multiple denominations work together at Horizon College and Seminary

 — November 24, 201824 novembre 2018

Horizon College and Seminary in Saskatoon is a prime example of the time-honoured claim that nothing stays the same.

Originally established in Star City, Sask., in 1935 by the Pentecostal denomination as Bethel Bible Institute, the Bible school relocated to Avenue A in Saskatoon in 1937. Following a move to Jackson Avenue in the 1960s, it was renamed Central Pentecostal College. In 2007 it became Horizon College and Seminary.

In 2016, Horizon launched Horizon 8.0 and became a Canadian pioneer in adopting a system of competency-based Christian education.

Horizon president Jeromey Martini explains competency-based education (CBE) as one that bases its teaching curriculum on actual roles in society and then assesses students on their ability to perform those roles.
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Posted: November 24, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10313
Categories: NewsIn this article: Saskatoon, theological education
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Saskatoon, theological education

Batholomew, ”Ukraine has the right to be granted autocephaly”

 — December 1, 20181 décembre 2018

After the vespers in honour of St Andrew, patron saint of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Patriarch Bartholomew received an international Orthodox interparliamentary delegation of which 24 States are members, presided over by the Russian Gavrilof, who took part to the festivities.

The Patriarch told those present that the work of the Synod had just been completed and that the Tomos is being prepared for granting the autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church. In this context the new statute of the Ukrainian Church was discussed, a subject that will continue during the Ukrainian Synod in December during which it is hoped that all the Orthodox parties will participate, to arrive at the election of the primate and grant the so-called Tomos. A new church will thus be added to the existing 14: “It is a purely administrative fact that does not affect the magisterium of the Orthodox Church”, Bartholomew explained.
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Posted: December 1, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10311
Categories: NewsIn this article: Bartholomew I, Orthodox, Ukraine
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Bartholomew I, Orthodox, Ukraine

Cannabis use for fun ‘sinful behaviour,’ B.C. and Yukon bishops tell Catholics

 — December 5, 20185 décembre 2018

Catholic bishops in British Columbia and Yukon have endorsed medical marijuana use, but condemned recreational pot smoking as contrary to the teachings of the church.

In a letter posted online in late November, the bishops — six from B.C. and one from Whitehorse — warn that “the mere fact that an activity is made legal by the government does not automatically mean that it is morally acceptable.” Recreational cannabis became legal in Canada on Oct. 17, one of the signature accomplishments of Justin Trudeau’s government.

But the letter from all six B.C. bishops and the one Yukon bishop distinguishes between therapeutic uses, such as controlling for pain and nausea, and toking for fun. In the former, the letter states, impairment “can be accepted as a foreseen but unintended secondary effect of the drug’s beneficial use.” Medical cannabis has been legal in Canada for nearly two decades.
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Posted: December 5, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10318
Categories: NewsIn this article: bishops, Canada, cannabis, Catholic
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : bishops, Canada, cannabis, Catholic

The fifth session of the current Reformed-Pentecostal Dialogue took place in Legon, Accra, Ghana, under the theme Ministering to the Needs of the World: Mission and Eschatology

Reformed-Pentecostal dialogue considers impact of eschatology on mission

 — December 5, 20185 décembre 2018

The fifth session of the current Reformed-Pentecostal Dialogue took place in Legon, Accra, Ghana, under the theme “Ministering to the Needs of the World: Mission and Eschatology.”

At the beginning and end of each day, participants, representing the WCRC and various classical Pentecostal churches, gathered to pray, sing, read and reflect upon the Bible together. This time of sharing in spirituality and worship helped contextualize the discussions that took place and built greater community between participants.

This year the dialogue focused on the significance of eschatology—the theology of the end of time and return of Jesus Christ—to mission. To open the discussion, Karla Ann Koll (Reformed) and Van Johnson (Pentecostal) presented papers reflective of the teachings of their faith communities. Participants then raised questions and responded in a free-ranging discussion intended to tease out common interests and concerns, while noting differences in understanding.
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Posted: December 5, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10320
Categories: NewsIn this article: dialogue, eschatology, mission, Pentecostal World Fellowship, World Communion of Reformed Churches
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : dialogue, eschatology, mission, Pentecostal World Fellowship, World Communion of Reformed Churches

Bishop Oscar Ojea, Anibal Bachir Bakir, and Agustin Zbar, three religious leaders from Argentina who signed a declaration in favor of dialogue and condemning the use of religion to justify violence

Argentine bishops follow pope’s lead with major interreligious declaration

 — December 8, 20188 décembre 2018

Following an initiative by the then-Archbishop of Buenos Aires, today Pope Francis, the Argentine bishops together with leaders of Islam and Judaism in the country signed a declaration “for dialogue and coexistence” on Friday. “There’s a double scope to the document: firstly, to reaffirm that any invocation of violence in the name of religion is completely wrong. Secondly, to reaffirm interreligious dialogue, which in our country is one of the few that have actually worked,” said Bishop Oscar Ojea, president of the Argentine bishops’ conference, after signing the document. Speaking with Crux, the prelate defined the document as a reaffirmation of the one signed in August 2005, when Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, today Pope Francis, was the president of the bishops’ conference.
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Posted: December 8, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10448
Categories: NewsIn this article: Argentina, Christian, document, interfaith, Islam, Judaism
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Argentina, Christian, document, interfaith, Islam, Judaism

Disciples, United Church of Canada shape unique ecumenical partnership

 — December 24, 201824 décembre 2018

In 2016, The United Church of Canada and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) began conversations about how to deepen the partnership between the two communions in North America and beyond. The United Church of Canada and the United Church of Christ in the USA had reached a “full communion” agreement the year before that included Global Ministries, and the leaders of the Disciples and The United Church of Canada thought the time was right to “close the triangle” by entering into full communion relationship between the two churches.
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Posted: December 24, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10443
Categories: NewsIn this article: dialogue, Disciples of Christ, United Church of Canada
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : dialogue, Disciples of Christ, United Church of Canada

Members of the Baptist-Catholic International Dialogue Joint Commission with Pope Francis

Baptist, Catholic Delegations Meet to Promote Christian Unity

 — December 26, 201826 décembre 2018

The second meeting of the third phase of international ecumenical conversations between the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity took place Dec. 10-14 in Rome at the Domus Internationalis Paulus VI. The Baptist delegation was led by co-chair Frank Rees, associate professor and chair of the academic board at the University of Divinity in Australia; the Catholic delegation was led by co-chair Bishop Arthur Serratelli, bishop of Paterson, New Jersey. The meeting took up the theme of the “Context of Common Witness.” This discussion reflected on the global cultural context in which common Christian witness is being conducted today in six continents of the world.
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Posted: December 26, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10445
Categories: NewsIn this article: Baptist, Catholic, dialogue, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Baptist, Catholic, dialogue, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity