Archive for 2019

Archive pour 2019

Opening prayer of the WCC Central Committee meeting in Geneva

WCC theme for 11th Assembly: ‘Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity’

 — January 10, 201910 janvier 2019

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee has decided upon the theme for its 11th Assembly, to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2021. “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity” will be the theme used in development of programmes and other preparations. The WCC Assembly Planning Committee is currently meeting in Cyprus to develop central building blocks for the assembly. “The theme will help to focus on the ecumenical movement as a movement of love, seeking to follow Christ and witness to Christ’s love – expressed in the search for justice and peace, and unity based on that,” commented WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and added “The one human family needs love and needs to love to face our future together.”
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Posted: January 10, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10436
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: WCC Assembly
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : WCC Assembly

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople kisses Metropolitan Epiphanius, head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Jan. 6, as he hands him a decree granting the Orthodox Church of Ukraine independence, at the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. George in Istanbul, Turkey

Ukrainian Catholic leader sees new possibilities for ecumenism

 — January 11, 201911 janvier 2019

The formal recognition of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine brings “a wind of hope” that new opportunities will be created for dialogue and concrete cooperation in the search for Christian unity, said the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, major archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, said he already has agreed with the Orthodox Church’s newly elected Metropolitan Epiphanius of Kiev to draw up a “road map” to examine where the two churches could work together. The archbishop made his comments in a long interview with Glavcom, a Ukrainian news site; the Ukrainian Catholic Church’s website published the English translation of the interview Jan. 10.
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Posted: January 11, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10440
Categories: CNSIn this article: Bartholomew I, Epiphanius, Orthodox, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Ukraine, Ukrainian Catholic
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : Bartholomew I, Epiphanius, Orthodox, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Ukraine, Ukrainian Catholic

Leicester Cathedral

Leicester capital of ecumenism for two-day meeting between Anglicans and Catholics

 — January 14, 201914 janvier 2019

Fifty bishops – 25 Anglicans and 25 Catholics – will convene in the British city next January 16-17. Rev Worthen told SIR: “Spirituality, theology and coexistence will be the ingredients of the meeting” that with a tight agenda: liturgy and debates with the spotlight on the Declaration “Walking together along the way”

Next January 16 and 17 fifty bishops, half of them Catholic and half of them Anglican, will convene in Leicester, central England, a city with an important tradition of interreligious dialogue, for a two-day ecumenical meeting. These meetings take place every two or three years, providing participants with the opportunity to create precious relations based on mutual esteem, friendship and cooperation. “Spirituality, theology and coexistence are the ingredients of the Leicester meeting”, said Rev Jeremy Worthen, Secretary for Ecumenical Relations at the Council for Christian Unity, a body of the Church of England in charge of fostering relations between Christian churches. “The Church of England is in charge of organizing this year’s two-day event that will take place behind closed doors. In addition to the bishops, the meeting will be attended also by press officers and administrative staff.”
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Posted: January 14, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10347
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, bishops, Catholic, Church of England
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, bishops, Catholic, Church of England

Rev. Dr Miriam Haar, LWF's Theological Assistant

Deeply Committed to Christian unity

 — January 16, 201916 janvier 2019

Ahead of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the JDDJ later this year, the LWF is launching a new publication, reaffirming its ecumenical commitments in light of these latest developments. These commitments were formally adopted by the LWF Council in 2018, putting into practice the Lutheran communion’s pledge to be more accountable to its ecumenical partners.

Entitled ‘The Lutheran World Federation’s Commitments on the Ecumenical Way to Ecclesial Communion’, the publication was launched at a prayer service in the Geneva Ecumenical Center Chapel on 16 January. The user-friendly booklet summarises recent progress and lists six ways in which Lutherans pledge their commitment to the search for full and visible unity of all Christians.
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Posted: January 16, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10324
Categories: Documents, Lutheran World InformationIn this article: ecumenism, Lutheran World Federation
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Catégorie : Documents, Lutheran World InformationDans cet article : ecumenism, Lutheran World Federation

27 Catholic bishops of England and Wales and 27 Church of England bishops met in Leicester from 16 to 17 January for their biennial conference

Joint Meeting of Catholic and Anglican Bishops in UK

 — January 17, 201917 janvier 2019

The Catholic bishops of England and Wales and Church of England bishops met in Leicester from 16 to 17 January for their biennial conference.

Together 27 Catholic and 27 Anglican bishops explored a diverse range of subjects including opportunities for closer collaboration at a regional and national level. Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu were present throughout. Cardinal Nichols and Archbishop Welby addressed the gathering.

Dr Paula Gooder and Professor Paul Murray, members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission, led the bishops in reflection on its latest document Walking Together On The Way. Drawing on their rich experience of walking together as fellow pilgrims, the bishops considered the life of their global communions. They explored similarities and differences between the structures of their churches.
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Posted: January 17, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10345
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, bishops, Catholic, Church of England
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, bishops, Catholic, Church of England

Břevnov Monastery in Prague

Anglican-Old Catholic International Coordinating Council meeting

 — January 23, 201923 janvier 2019

The Anglican-Old Catholic International Coordinating Council has recently concluded its meetings, which were held at the Břevnov Monastery in Prague. This was the final meeting of the Council’s present mandate and much of the work was focussed on preparing the final report to the Anglican Consultative Council and the (Old Catholic) International Bishops’ Conference. The AOCICC is the official instrument serving the communion between Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht and the Churches of the Anglican Communion which was brought about in 1931 through the Bonn Agreement.
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Posted: January 23, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10431
Categories: Communiqué, NewsIn this article: Anglican, dialogue, Old Catholic
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Catégorie : Communiqué, NewsDans cet article : Anglican, dialogue, Old Catholic

Pope Francis greets Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby during a private audience at the Vatican

Are we on the brink of a new ecumenical spring?

 — January 24, 201924 janvier 2019

It is not uncommon to read optimistic appraisals of how the cause of Christian unity is progressing. There are in fact undeniable signs of continuing progress in relations between the divided churches as set out, for example, in the study document From Conflict to Communion, describing the substantial advance of relations between Catholics and Lutherans in fifty years of dialogue.

But not all is plain sailing. To the careful observer there are also signs of frustration and even retrenchment. To not a few, the traditional ways of doing ecumenism seem no longer capable of meeting new challenges coming from developments both within the Catholic Church and within the other Churches, our ecumenical partners.
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Posted: January 24, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10491
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Brian Farrell, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
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Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Brian Farrell, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

Pope Francis shakes hands with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed el-Tayeb

Pope and the Grand Imam: Historic declaration of peace, freedom, women’s rights

 — February 4, 20194 février 2019

The “Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together” signed on Monday afternoon in Abu Dhabi by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmad el-Tayeb, is not only a milestone in relations between Christianity and Islam but also represents a message with a strong impact on the international scene. In the preface, after affirming that “Faith leads a believer to see in the other a brother or sister to be supported and loved”, this text is spoken of as a text “that has been given honest and serious thought”, which invites “all persons who have faith in God and faith in human fraternity to unite and work together”.
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Posted: February 4, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10336
Categories: Vatican NewsIn this article: Al-Azhar, Catholic, Christian, El-Tayeb, fraternity, interfaith, Islam, peace, pope, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : Vatican NewsDans cet article : Al-Azhar, Catholic, Christian, El-Tayeb, fraternity, interfaith, Islam, peace, pope, Pope Francis

Pope Francis and Ahmed el-Tayeb sign the Document on Human Fraternity

Document on Human Fraternity for world peace and living together: Full text

 — February 4, 20194 février 2019

Faith leads a believer to see in the other a brother or sister to be supported and loved. Through faith in God, who has created the universe, creatures and all human beings (equal on account of his mercy), believers are called to express this human fraternity by safeguarding creation and the entire universe and supporting all persons, especially the poorest and those most in need.

This transcendental value served as the starting point for several meetings characterized by a friendly and fraternal atmosphere where we shared the joys, sorrows and problems of our contemporary world. We did this by considering scientific and technical progress, therapeutic achievements, the digital era, the mass media and communications. We reflected also on the level of poverty, conflict and suffering of so many brothers and sisters in different parts of the world as a consequence of the arms race, social injustice, corruption, inequality, moral decline, terrorism, discrimination, extremism and many other causes.
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Posted: February 4, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10338
Categories: DocumentsIn this article: Al-Azhar, Catholic, El-Tayeb, fraternity, interfaith, Islam, pope, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : DocumentsDans cet article : Al-Azhar, Catholic, El-Tayeb, fraternity, interfaith, Islam, pope, Pope Francis

Pope Francis meets participants commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Cardinal Augustin Bea

Pope: Cardinal Bea a model and inspiration for dialogue

 — February 28, 201928 février 2019

Cardinal Augustin Bea was the first President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and worked tirelessly in the field of ecumenical and interreligious dialogue.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Cardinal’s death, the Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Center for the Study of Christianity in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, have been holding a series of scholarly lectures.
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Posted: February 28, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10488
Categories: Vatican NewsIn this article: Augustin Bea, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : Vatican NewsDans cet article : Augustin Bea, Pope Francis

The Village of Meath Park, Sask., 170 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon, demolished this church in 2018 over safety concerns related to its crumbling foundation. Residents who tried to stop the demolition had to be removed by RCMP

From sacred to secular: Canada set to lose 9,000 churches, warns national heritage group

 — March 10, 201910 mars 2019

Shrinking congregations and rising maintenance costs force old churches to be closed, sold or repurposed. A national charity that works to save old buildings estimates that 9,000 religious spaces in Canada will be lost in the next decade, roughly a third of all faith-owned buildings in the country. National Trust for Canada regeneration project leader Robert Pajot says every community in the country is going to see old church buildings shuttered, sold off or demolished. “Neighbourhoods are going to have multiple churches closing,” Pajot said. “Some people qualify this as a crisis, and I kind of agree. It is going to hit everybody.”
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Posted: March 10, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10428
Categories: NewsIn this article: church closures
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : church closures

The Presidents of the Lutheran World Federation, Christian Krause, and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Cardinal Edward Idris Cassidy, sign the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification at St Anna’s Lutheran Church in Augsburg, Germany, on 31 October 31 1999. The document has since been adopted or affirmed by the World Methodist Council, the World Communion of Reformed Churches, and the Anglican Consultative Council

Senior ecumenical panel to discuss Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification

 — March 27, 201927 mars 2019

The five Christian denominations closely associated with the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ) are taking part in a private consultation and public events this week to discuss how to take the document further. The JDDJ was originally agreed by the Roman Catholic Church and the Lutheran World Federation in 1999. The significant ecumenical text has been described as resolving the doctrinal dispute at the heart of the Reformation; and has since been adopted or affirmed by the World Communion of Reformed Churches, the World Methodist Council and the Anglican Consultative Council.
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Posted: March 27, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10421
Categories: ACNSIn 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 : ACNSDans 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

The members of the Malines Conversations Group gathered at York, UK in March 2019

Malines Conversations Group: Communiqué 2019

 — March 28, 201928 mars 2019

The seventh international meeting of the Malines Conversations Group took place in York, UK, between Sunday 24th March and Thursday 28th March 2019. Under the patronage of The Right Reverend and Right Honourable The Lord Williams of Oystermouth (former Archbishop of Canterbury), this informal group comprises Anglican and Roman Catholic theologians from seven different countries and meets with the blessing and support of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity and Lambeth Palace. It includes members of both ARCIC and IARCCUM.
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Posted: March 28, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10749
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican, Catholic, dialogue, Malines
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican, Catholic, dialogue, Malines

The representatives of five Christian World Communions - Anglicans, Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists and the Reformed - at the Notre Dame Consultation

Statement from Notre Dame Consultation: Visible Unity and Common Witness

 — April 3, 20193 avril 2019

Participants at a historic gathering of church leaders from five Christian World Communions have issued a statement recommitting themselves to communicating the biblical message of salvation in new ways to contemporary society. We “wish to make more visible our common witness, in worship and service, on our journey together towards visible unity, walking together, praying together and working together.”
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Posted: April 3, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10483
Categories: Communiqué, 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 : Communiqué, 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

Pope Francis meeting with Bulgaria's Catholic Community in Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Rakovsky in southern Bulgaria

Bulgarian Orthodox prelate gives icy response to Pope Francis’ quest for church unity

 — May 6, 20196 mai 2019

Pope Francis has appealed for the care of migrants in Bulgaria which has not recently been welcoming of them, but his words during a trip seeking church unity riled a senior cleric in the dominant Orthodox Church in the eastern European nation.

A consistent message of the Pope since the migrant crisis of 2015 has been for the need to welcome refugees, whom he has said been scorned by fear-mongering European nationalists, The New York Times reported as the papal visit began.

“But rarely has he delivered it in a nation that has so few Roman Catholics — they make up less than one percent of the seven million people in a country that is mostly Bulgarian Orthodox,” said the Times, noting that migrants in Italy have also faced hostility.
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Posted: May 6, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10597
Categories: Ecumenical NewsIn this article: Bulgaria, Orthodox, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : Ecumenical NewsDans cet article : Bulgaria, Orthodox, Pope Francis

The interactive panel at the John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue

Education for Action: the urgency of interreligious leadership for global good

 — May 8, 20198 mai 2019

The power of interfaith leadership in bringing about positive change in global challenges was the focus of the panel Sister Lucy Thorson from Canada took part in at the international Education for Action conference in Rome. The event, attended by over 150 people, marked the 10th anniversary of the Interreligious Program at the John Paul II Center of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. It involved leaders on interreligious dialogue from the USA, Canada, Palestine, Holland, and Rome, whose interfaith experience spans Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Buddhism, among others.

Sister Lucy was on an interactive panel that debated how interfaith leaders can move from study to practice, activate networks, and instigate impactful actions that address current global challenges. Alongside Lucy were: Huda Abuarquob, Regional Director of the Alliance for Middle East Peace; Aart Bos, CEO of MasterPeace; and Joyce Dubensky, CEO of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, who also acted as moderator.
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Posted: May 8, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10560
Categories: Conferences, NewsIn this article: dialogue, interfaith
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Catégorie : Conferences, NewsDans cet article : dialogue, interfaith

New Greek Archbishop of America: Elpidophoros of Bursa

 — May 15, 201915 mai 2019

Axios, Church! Receive this news from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. On Saturday May 11 2019, “the Holy and Sacred Synod, continuing its work, proceeded to fill the vacated seat of the Archdiocese of America following the voluntary resignation of its shepherd, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America.

Therefore, following the suggestion, permission and exhortation of His-All Holiness, the holy synodical members upon invocation of the Holy Spirit, duly casted their votes and unanimously elected as Archbishop of America His Eminence Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of the Holy Trinity in Halki and Professor of the Theological School of the Aristoteleian University of Thessaloniki.”
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Posted: May 15, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10553
Categories: NewsIn this article: bishops, Greek Orthodox, Orthodox, USA
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : bishops, Greek Orthodox, Orthodox, USA

'Education for Peace in a Multi-Religious World: A Christian Perspective' (Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue & World Council of Churches, 2019)

Education for Peace in a Multi-Religious World: A Christian Perspective

 — May 21, 201921 mai 2019

At a conference with the theme “Promoting Peace Together” held in Geneva on 21 May, religious leaders focused on two historic documents related to peace-making. The first, “Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together,” was jointly signed by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar in Abu Dhabi in February. The second, “Education for Peace in a Multi-Religious World: A Christian Perspective,” jointly prepared by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the World Council of Churches (WCC), was officially launched at the conference.

Anne Glynn-Mackoul, moderator of the opening session and a WCC Executive Committee member who represents the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East (USA), expressed her appreciation for those gathered who are inspired by a common vision to promote peace together. “Today we will explore together two documents which affirm, each with compelling fervor, the possibility of peace,” she said.

The two documents, Glynn-Mackoul added, “help us, each in its own way, to think of religions not as fortresses to be defended but as wellsprings for the flourishing of all life.”
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Posted: May 21, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10825
Categories: Documents, WCC NewsIn this article: Al-Azhar, dialogue, interfaith, peace, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, WCC
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Catégorie : Documents, WCC NewsDans cet article : Al-Azhar, dialogue, interfaith, peace, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, WCC

Bishop Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, the new President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

Pope names new head of Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

 — May 25, 201925 mai 2019

Pope Francis appoints 66-year-old Spanish Bishop Miguel Ayuso Guixot as the new President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. Bishop Miguel Ayuso Guixot succeeds the late Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, who died in July 2018, as the President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. He has been serving as Secretary of the Vatican dicastery. Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot was born in Seville on 17 June 1952. A Combonian Missionary of the Heart of Jesus, he was ordained priest on 20 September 1980. He was a missionary in Egypt and Sudan until 2002. He obtained a degree in Arabic and Islamic studies at the Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI) in Rome in 1982, and a doctorate in dogmatic theology at the University of Granada in 2000. From 1989 he was professor of Islamology, first in Khartoum, then in Cairo. Later he taught at PISAI, where he held the office of Dean until 2012. He has presided over various meetings of inter-religious dialogue.
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Posted: May 25, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10549
Categories: Vatican NewsIn this article: Miguel Ayuso Guixot, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Vatican
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Catégorie : Vatican NewsDans cet article : Miguel Ayuso Guixot, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Vatican

Archbishop Donald Bolen (Archdiocese of Regina), Bishop Sid Haugen (ELCIC Saskatchewan Synod), Bishop Robert Hardwick (Anglican Diocese of Qu'Appelle) and Fr. Vasyl Tymishak (St. Athanasius Ukrainian Catholic Church) after the Covenant Vespers

Four Churches Gather to Renew Ecumenical Covenant

 — May 27, 201927 mai 2019

Lutherans and Ukrainian Catholics joined the annual celebration of the Anglican and Roman Catholic ecumenical Covenant on Sunday afternoon, May 26. The Covenant began in 2011 between the Anglican Diocese of Qu’Appelle and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina. In recent years, the Covenant partners have been working towards a renewed covenant which will include the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Ukrainian Catholic Church. This year’s annual covenant service was an opportunity to give thanks to God for drawing the four churches towards this renewed relationship.
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Posted: May 27, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10574
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Catholic, covenant, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, Qu'Appelle, Regina, Saskatchewan, Ukrainian Catholic
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Catholic, covenant, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, Qu'Appelle, Regina, Saskatchewan, Ukrainian Catholic

Dr. John Sentamu, the Church of England's Archbishop of York, is the president of the YMCA. Photo: Holy Trinity Church, Hull

World’s oldest ecumenical agency celebrates its 175th anniversary

 — June 14, 201914 juin 2019

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, joined in the celebrations with one of the oldest ecumenical global movements as it marks its 175th anniversary this year. The worldwide YMCA youth movement, which began as an evangelical young men’s Christian service organisation, celebrated its start this month with a thanksgiving service at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London.

The Archbishop, who is the President of the YMCA, said: “It has been a great pleasure to join in the celebrations of 175 years of the YMCA. The work they have done and continue to do today to help and support young people is truly fantastic! My prayer is that the work continues for the next century!”

Denise Hatton, the Chief Executive of YMCA England & Wales, said: “what started with a concern for the welfare of his fellow workers and the formation of a prayer and Bible study group, grew into the YMCA which now reaches 60 million people worldwide.”
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Posted: June 14, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10588
Categories: ACNSIn this article: ecumenism, YMCA
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Catégorie : ACNSDans cet article : ecumenism, YMCA

St. Margaret's Anglican Church, Winnipeg

Building unity in the body of Christ

 — June 19, 201919 juin 2019

There are hundreds of denominations within Christianity, and it can be easy to focus on the differences between them all. But a group of Mennonites and Anglicans is breaking through those walls. A group of 12 people from both denominations gathered from May 24 to 26 at the University of Manitoba’s St. John’s College in Winnipeg. They spent the weekend sharing the struggles each church experiences and the resources they offer, a practice they have labelled the “exchanging of gifts.”

“It seems that denominational affiliation is becoming less important, and Christianity is shrinking in many sectors in Canada,” says Melissa Miller, interim pastor at Home Street Mennonite Church in Winnipeg. “So it seems more important that Christians from different denominations engage with each other and learn from each other and lay down some of those divisions.” Miller is the Mennonite co-chair of the dialogue, and Christopher Trott, warden of St. John’s College, is the Anglican co-chair.
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Posted: June 19, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10567
Categories: Dialogue, NewsIn this article: Anglican Church of Canada, dialogue, Mennonite Church Canada
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Catégorie : Dialogue, NewsDans cet article : Anglican Church of Canada, dialogue, Mennonite Church Canada

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, National Bishop Susan Johnson, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

A grateful moment for ecumenical leadership

 — June 21, 201921 juin 2019

National Lutheran Bishop Susan Johnson and Anglican Primate Fred Hiltz will complete their ministry together as leaders in partnership of their respective churches this year. Hiltz announced last year that he would be stepping down at the end of General Synod this July and that a new primate would be elected to succeed him.

Hiltz and Johnson shared a common outlook during the 12 years they have worked together. In the same week in 2007, they were both elected head of their church at parallel assemblies held in Winnipeg. Since this coincidental beginning, they have both passionately modelled what each espouses: strong and growing Anglican-Lutheran relations.
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Posted: June 21, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10556
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican Church of Canada, bishops, Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, full communion
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican Church of Canada, bishops, Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, full communion

Participants in a meeting in Paris of the World Council of Churches and the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations

WCC, IJCIC agree to restore formal relations, strengthen communication

 — June 28, 201928 juin 2019

The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC ) have met formally on 25-27 June in Paris.

This meeting, under the theme “The normalization of hatred: challenges for Jews and Christians today,” took place at a time of challenges both to religious life in general and to each of our communities in their various contexts,” reads a communique released by the two groups.

“Among the issues that informed this gathering were: the rise of xenophobic nationalist movements in much of the world; suspicion of the agendas of religious communities and institutions, especially in Europe; the resurgence of overt antisemitism; the prevalence of Islamophobia; newly emerging anti-Christian attitudes; the continuing non-resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; worldwide hostility to vulnerable minorities; and the shocking erosion of civil society in many places and ways.” reads the communique. “We are particularly horrified by the recent increase in murderous attacks on places of worship in different parts of the world.”
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Posted: June 28, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10676
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Christian, Christianity, IJCIC, Jewish, Judaism, WCC
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Christian, Christianity, IJCIC, Jewish, Judaism, WCC

Pope Francis walks with Orthodox Archbishop Job of Telmessos as they leave Mass marking the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican June 29, 2019. Archbishop Job was representing the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

Pope Francis: Goal of ecumenism is unity, not leveling differences

 — July 1, 20191 juillet 2019

At the end of Mass on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Pope Francis and Orthodox Archbishop Job of Telmessos walked down the stairs under the main altar in St. Peter’s Basilica and prayed together at the apostle’s tomb. The archbishop was representing Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople at the pope’s celebration of the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, who were martyred in Rome and are the patron saints of the Roman church.

Greeting the archbishop in his homily June 29, Pope Francis told him, “Your presence reminds us that we can spare no effort in the journey toward full unity among believers, in communion at every level. For together, reconciled to God and having forgiven one another, we are called to bear witness to Jesus by our lives.” Meeting members of the Orthodox delegation June 28, the pope said Sts. Peter and Paul are exemplars of “the apostolic courage of proclamation, which also entails a commitment to respond to the new challenges of the present time.” Patriarch Bartholomew and his longstanding theological and pastoral concern about climate change is one example of that, the pope said, and “has been a source of inspiration for me.”
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Posted: July 1, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10744
Categories: CNSIn this article: Orthodox, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : Orthodox, Pope Francis

Bishop Christopher Cocksworth addresses the Church of England's General Synod

Covenant for “historical cousins” – the Methodist Church and the Church of England – moves forward

 — July 12, 201912 juillet 2019

Despite an amendment to slow down the process, the Church of England’s General Synod has agreed a series of motions to take forward its Covenant with the Methodist Church in Britain to allow interchangeability of ministries and intercommunion between the two Churches.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, told the General Synod: “I for one am profoundly committed to moving forward in this matter, for the sake of the Gospel, for the sake of the Church and for the sake of the world we are sent to serve.”
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Posted: July 12, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10579
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Church of England, covenant, Methodist
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Catégorie : ACNSDans cet article : Church of England, covenant, Methodist

Bishop Linda Nicholls of the Diocese of Huron was elected as the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada at the General Synod in Vancouver

Anglican Church of Canada elects its first female primate – Bishop Linda Nicholls

 — July 15, 201915 juillet 2019

The Anglican Church of Canada (ACoC) has elected Linda Nicholls, the Bishop of the Diocese of Huron, as its next primate. She will become the first woman to hold this position in the ACoC and only the second female primate in the Anglican Communion.

The election, held during the Church’s General Synod at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver on 13 July, began with five nominees. Bishop Linda was elected on the fourth ballot, with 64 per cent of lay votes and 71 per cent of votes among the clergy.

Speaking shortly after the election, Bishop Linda said: “you have bestowed on me an honour that I can hardly imagine, and it is terrifying. But it is also a gift, to be able to walk with the whole of the Anglican Church of Canada from coast to coast to coast.”
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Posted: July 15, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10584
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Anglican Church of Canada, bishops, Linda Nicholls
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Catégorie : ACNSDans cet article : Anglican Church of Canada, bishops, Linda Nicholls

Archbishop Fred Hiltz anoints that Anglican Church of Canada’s National Indigenous Bishop, Mark MacDonald, as he is raised to the status of Archbishop

Watershed vote as Anglican Church of Canada supports an indigenous church

 — July 19, 201919 juillet 2019

The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada has voted overwhelmingly to approve steps to enable a self-determining indigenous church within the Church. Following the approval of changes in canon law, the National Indigenous Anglican Bishop, Mark MacDonald, was given the title and status of Archbishop. He will always be an invited guest at Sacred Circle — the national gatherings of indigenous Anglicans for prayer, worship, discernment, and decision-making — with a voice but no vote.

The resolution will allow the National Indigenous Ministry to make various changes on the composition of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) and Sacred Circle without needing the approval of General Synod.

Archbishop Mark said: “people often misinterpret what we’re doing as an attempt at independence, away from the church. We really wish to become an indigenous expression of the church, and we are only asking for the freedom and dignity that other Anglicans already enjoy.”
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Posted: July 19, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10586
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Anglican Church of Canada, bishops, Indigenous peoples, Mark Macdonald
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Catégorie : ACNSDans cet article : Anglican Church of Canada, bishops, Indigenous peoples, Mark Macdonald

Communion Table at the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Full Communion, not a Merger

 — July 22, 201922 juillet 2019

It has been years in the making, but today, 22 July 2019, delegates to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada General Assembly in Des Moines, Iowa, approved a historic agreement with The United Church of Canada. Known as a Full Communion Agreement, it allows clergy to move freely between the denominations if they choose, and recognizes each other’s sacraments of baptism and communion. The United Church of Canada voted for this agreement in July 2018 at its 43rd General Council meeting. In 2015, the United Church signed a similar Full Communion Agreement with the United Church of Christ (USA).
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Posted: July 22, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10581
Categories: NewsIn this article: Disciples of Christ, full communion, United Church of Canada
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Disciples of Christ, full communion, United Church of Canada

New Orthodox-Catholic statement on the Vocation and Mission of the People of God

 — August 6, 20196 aoüt 2019

The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation has released a new agreed statement entitled, The Vocation and Mission of the People of God: “A Chosen Race, a Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation”. The document was finalized at the most recent meeting of the Consultation which took place in late May of this year at the Saint Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook, New Hampshire. The Consultation is co-chaired by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, the Catholic Archbishop of Newark, and by Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Methodios of Boston.
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Posted: August 6, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10594
Categories: Dialogue, NewsIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, mission, Orthodox, US Conference of Catholic Bishops, vocation
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Catégorie : Dialogue, NewsDans cet article : Catholic, dialogue, mission, Orthodox, US Conference of Catholic Bishops, vocation

The Revd Dr Will Adam with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby

New Director of Unity, Faith and Order appointed for the Anglican Communion

 — September 3, 20193 septembre 2019

The Ecumenical Adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr William Adam, is to be the new Director of Unity, Faith and Order for the Anglican Communion. His new role, which he takes on with immediate effect, will be held alongside his role at Lambeth Palace, which he has held since 2017. He succeeds the Revd Canon Dr John Gibaut, who was appointed to the post in 2014 and held it until earlier this year, when he became President, Provost and Vice-Chancellor of Canada’s Thorneloe University.

Will Adam was ordained in the Church of England in 1994 and held parish appointments until taking up his post advising the Archbishop of Canterbury. From 2017 until now he has also served as Ecumenical Officer in the Church of England’s Council for Christian Unity. He has experience of ecumenical dialogue at national and international level.
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Posted: September 3, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10683
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Anglican Communion
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Catégorie : ACNSDans cet article : Anglican Communion

Pope Francis delivers a speech in Port Louis on 9 September 2019 during his visit to Mauritius

Papal embrace for new director of the Anglican Centre in Rome during Mauritius visit

 — September 13, 201913 septembre 2019

The visit of Pope Francis to Mauritius on Monday brought fresh energy and confidence to Christians in the country, according to the Bishop of Mauritius, Ian Earnest, who leaves this month to take up his new role as Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome.

Former Primate of the Anglican Church of the Indian Ocean, Archbishop Ian Ernest, attended the mass at the Mary Queen of Peace Monument at which the Pope presided during his day-long visit to the Island. The Archbishop said the timing of the Pope’s visit, just weeks before he begins his new role in Rome, made him think about how God works. “It was a great opportunity to meet with him, to be part of this eucharistic celebration at which he presided in front of 100,000 people with the authorities of the country.”

The eucharist was attended by people from all areas of Mauritius and of many different religious persuasions. Archbishop Ian said: “As Anglicans we were praying the Pope’s visit would create an impact on our people so that they can see and discover the values of the kingdom of God. We had been preparing for that and we have not been disappointed.”
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Posted: September 13, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10741
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Anglican Centre in Rome, Ian Ernest, Pope Francis
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An artist’s rendition of the interior of a new archive project expected to bring together the archives of the Archdiocese of Kingston with two religious orders and the Anglican Diocese of Ontario at the now closed Church of the Good Thief in Kingston, Ont

Joint effort puts archives under one roof

 — October 5, 20195 octobre 2019

Two dioceses in eastern Ontario — one Catholic and one Anglican — along with two religious orders are in talks to share one facility for all four entities’ archival records. It’s a project that some involved hope sets a precedent for future sharing between different faiths that are seeing declining numbers. “We hope this project will be trendsetting as an ecumenical archives project that relies heavily on partnerships of like-minded institutions,” said Veronica Stienburg, archivist for the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul in Kingston, Ont.

The project would see the archives of the Archdiocese of Kingston, the Sisters of Providence, the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph and the Anglican Diocese of Ontario all moved into the closed Church of the Good Thief in Portsmouth Village area of Kingston. The church was closed by the archdiocese in 2013 due to the deteriorating condition of the building and a lack of clergy to staff it. The archdiocese wants to keep the building however, which was added to the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 2008. It has a heritage property designation from the City of Kingston and is protected by an Ontario Trust heritage easement. Readers of The Catholic Register may also remember it from the columns of the late Msgr. Thomas Raby, who was pastor there late in his life.
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Posted: October 5, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10739
Categories: Catholic RegisterIn this article: Anglican, Catholic
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Catégorie : Catholic RegisterDans cet article : Anglican, Catholic

Pope Francis attends an ecumenical prayer service at the World Council of Churches' ecumenical center in Geneva in 2018. Responding in October to a WCC document on the nature and mission of the church, the Vatican said that while Catholics cannot share the Eucharist with other Christians, they can and should pray and work together

Vatican notes growing ecumenical consensus on what ‘church’ means

 — October 25, 201925 octobre 2019

Working for Christian unity and engaging in formal theological dialogues to promote it obviously raises questions about what the nature and mission of the church is. In a project that took two decades of work by Orthodox, Anglican, Protestant, Catholic and Pentecostal theologians, the World Council of Churches in 2013 published a document summarizing the points of greatest consensus. In late October, the Vatican gave the WCC its formal response to the document, which was called “The Church: Towards a Common Vision.”

The response, coordinated by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and posted on its website, included input from Catholic theologians from around the world, bishops’ conferences and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. What is meant by “church” is a key ecumenical question as Christians work and pray for the unity Jesus wanted his followers to have, the Catholic response said. Or, as the WCC document said, “agreement on ecclesiology has long been identified as the most elemental theological objective in the quest for Christian unity.”
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Posted: October 25, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10737
Categories: CNSIn this article: ecclesiology, ecumenism, Pope Francis, WCC
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : ecclesiology, ecumenism, Pope Francis, WCC

Members of the Reformed-Pentecostal Dialogue on the campus of the Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, 23-30 October 2019

Reformed-Pentecostal dialogue distilling five years’ of discussion

 — November 2, 20192 novembre 2019

The sixth session of the Reformed-Pentecostal Dialogue, which has revolved around the understanding of “mission,” focused on bringing together the fruits of their five years of work: mission and salvation; the Holy Spirit and mission; mission and the unity of the church; mission and eschatology.

The work will be presented in a single document to be published next year. Dialogue participants hope that this publication will be useful for Reformed and Pentecostal churches to better understand each other and encourage common witness in word and action.
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Posted: November 2, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10692
Categories: NewsIn this article: dialogue, Pentecostal World Fellowship, World Communion of Reformed Churches
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : dialogue, Pentecostal World Fellowship, World Communion of Reformed Churches

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

Patriarchs at war as Russian ‘cancels’ Alexandrian from prayers

 — November 11, 201911 novembre 2019

The Patriarchate of Alexandria has become the latest to recognise Ukraine’s new independent Orthodox church, prompting angry reactions from Russian leaders who bitterly opposed its establishment by the Ecumenical Patriarchate a year ago.

In a brief statement during a Cairo service, Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All-Africa said the recognition had been conferred after “many prayers and consultations” among his senior clergy. Meanwhile, in a second message to his bishops, published by Greece’s Orthodox Romfea news agency, Theodore confirmed the move, adding that it had followed “mature reflection” and many personal talks, and been taken out of “concern for peace and the Orthodox churches’ unity and wellbeing”.
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Posted: November 11, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10688
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Moscow Patriarchate, Ukraine, Ukrainian Orthodox
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Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Moscow Patriarchate, Ukraine, Ukrainian Orthodox

A bird flies through smog in New Delhi, India. Pope Francis told participants at a Vatican City conference on criminal justice Nov. 15, that there are plans to include a definition of ecological and other “psycho-social phenomenon” hate sins in the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism will be updated to include ecological sins, pope says

 — November 15, 201915 novembre 2019

Following through on a proposal made at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope Francis said there are plans to include a definition of ecological sins in the church’s official teaching.

“We should be introducing — we were thinking — in the Catechism of the Catholic Church the sin against ecology, ecological sin against the common home,” he told participants at a conference on criminal justice Nov. 15.

Members of the International Association of Penal Law were in Rome Nov. 13-16 for the conference, which centered on the theme, “Criminal Justice and Corporate Business.”

Pope Francis also denounced the abuse of law and legislation to justify acts of violence and hatred.
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Posted: November 15, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10690
Categories: CNSIn this article: catechism, catholic social teaching, environment
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : catechism, catholic social teaching, environment

Cristina Vanin, second from left, responds to feedback at the ‘One Baptism? A Symposium on Baptism and the Christian Life’ event during a panel discussion. Also pictured, from left to right: John Rempel, Mary (Joy) Philip, Anthony Siegrist and facilitator Jeremy Bergen

Deepening the meaning of baptism

 — November 20, 201920 novembre 2019

After five years of meetings by an international commission of Mennonites, Lutherans and Roman Catholics on the topic of baptism, John Rempel, the commission’s Mennonite representative, presented a trilateral report from that dialogue at an event called “One Baptism? A Symposium on Baptism and the Christian Life,” at Waterloo North Mennonite Church on Nov. 8.

Pastors, denominational leaders, professors and some students from Conrad Grebel University College attended the Anabaptist Learning Workshop event, sponsored by Grebel and Mennonite Church Eastern Canada.

Framed around scriptures emphasizing the image of the church as one body with one baptism, the symposium began and ended with times of worship. In between, Rempel summarized the report and then invited three people, one from each tradition, to respond. They formed a panel that fielded further comments and questions.

Mennonite World Conference (MWC) engaged in the trilateral dialogue because “Jesus Christ calls us to be one.” Participation was seen as a way to build on previous reconciliation efforts between the denominations, nurturing mutual understanding and cooperation.
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Posted: November 20, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10697
Categories: NewsIn this article: baptism, Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, Lutheran World Federation, Mennonite World Conference, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : baptism, Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, Lutheran World Federation, Mennonite World Conference, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

On 22 November, an ecumenical service was held in the basilica of the Sant'Anselmo Benedictine Abbey in Rome. Representatives of each of the four world communions and others in leadrship of the event are pictured here during the service. At the centre is a baptismal font used to commemorate our common baptism. The text of the Joint Declaration is seen on a lectern placed before the altar.

20th anniversary of Joint Declaration on Justification

 — November 28, 201928 novembre 2019

On Friday, 22 November 2019, an ecumenical prayer service including a commemoration of common baptism was held in the basilica of the Sant’Anselmo Benedictine Abbey in Rome.

The event marked the 20th anniversary of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification signed on Reformation Day 1999 (31 October) by the Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church. A facsimile of the document was placed on a lectern in the apse of Sant ̍ Anselmo.

The Joint Declaration was subsequently approved by the World Methodist Council, the World Communion of Reformed Churches and the Anglican Communion.

The prayer service in Sant’Anselmo was conducted following the liturgical order drawn up by the Lutheran World Federation and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity for the international anniversary celebrations.
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Posted: November 28, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10699
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican Communion, JDDJ, justification by faith, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, World Communion of Reformed Churches, World Methodist Council
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican Communion, JDDJ, justification by faith, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, World Communion of Reformed Churches, World Methodist Council

Bishop Brian Dunn, Catholic co-chair of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue in Canada

Dialogue continues on path of co-operation

 — December 1, 20191 décembre 2019

Catholics and Anglicans in Canada have been working on their relationship ever since Gen. James Wolfe surprised Gen. Louis-Joseph, Marquis de Montcalm on the Plains of Abraham in the fall of 1759.

By 1763 King Louis XV had no choice but to cede France’s North American possessions entirely to England’s King George III. The practicalities of a Protestant king and his Protestant army trying to impose their religion on a majority Catholic population were such that the English made allowances for the Catholic Church while they granted land and paid clergy salaries for the Anglicans.

More than 250 years later, the dialogue between Catholics and Anglicans in Canada carries on, unhindered by royalty and without much reference to the Seven Years’ War. The latest round ended Nov. 18 in Toronto after three days with a presentation to theology students at Trinity College of the Toronto School of Theology at the University of Toronto.
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Posted: December 1, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10735
Categories: Catholic RegisterIn this article: Anglican Church of Canada, CCCB, dialogue
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Catégorie : Catholic RegisterDans cet article : Anglican Church of Canada, CCCB, dialogue

Participants in a local Christian-Muslim conversation group (left to right): Art Battiste, Bernard de Margerie, Asma Ahsan, Irfan Mir, Carol Pek, Angeline Battiste, Saba Ahsan, Margot Taylor, Abdullah Patel, and Fachrizal Halim.

Christians and Muslims: Friends in Conversation

 — December 10, 201910 décembre 2019

Christianity and Islam are two world religions that share a common theological root to Abrahamic tradition. The two religions also share complex histories of conflict and coexistence that span from the Middle Ages until the present day. While the groundwork to build understandings between Christians and Muslims has been laid down by Christian and Muslim leaders, the idea is still not fully articulated in a local context.

Wishing to pursue such an initiative among ordinary Christians and Muslims in Saskatoon, Fr. Bernard de Margerie, a Roman Catholic priest, and Fachrizal Halim, a Sunni Muslim professor of Islamic Studies at St. Thomas More College, Saskatoon, met in December, 2018 to discuss the possibility of having a Christian-Muslim conversation group. Both saw an urgent need to know more about each other’s faith and the importance of developing respect and friendships between the two faith communities.
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Posted: December 10, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10705
Categories: NewsIn this article: Christian, dialogue, interfaith, Muslim, Saskatoon
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Christian, dialogue, interfaith, Muslim, Saskatoon

Members of the Canadian ARC-B dialogue at their meeting in Toronto in December 2019
Les membres du dialogue canadien ARC-E lors de leur réunion à Toronto en décembre 2019

Rencontre annuelle du Dialogue des évêques anglicans et catholiques romains à Toronto

 — December 13, 201913 décembre 2019

Le Dialogue des évêques anglicans et catholiques romains du Canada (ARC-E) a tenu sa dernière rencontre dans la région de Toronto du 27 au 29 novembre 2019. Cette réunion annuelle est l’occasion pour les évêques de s’informer, de partager et de discuter sur leurs activités pastorales respectives, de faire le point sur l’actualité dans les deux Églises, et de promouvoir les objectifs de l’unité chrétienne au Canada. Les évêques ont notamment abordé des questions relatives à l’œcuménisme, à la liberté de religion et de conscience dans la société canadienne, aux partenariats interreligieux, ainsi que les défis et possibilités concernant l’aumônerie dans les forces armées, les services correctionnels et les milieux hospitaliers. Pendant une partie de leur réunion, les membres de l’ARC-E ont reçu les coprésidents anglican et catholique romain du Dialogue théologique anglican-catholique romain au Canada (ARC) pour discuter de la priorité actuelle de l’ARC sur le fonctionnement des consultations synodales et de la prise de décision dans les deux confessions. Il y a maintenant plusieurs années que l’ARC-E et l’ARC collaborent étroitement à enrichir mutuellement leurs travaux et leurs réflexions.
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Posted: December 13, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10730
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican Church of Canada, bishops, CCCB, dialogue
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican Church of Canada, bishops, CCCB, dialogue

Members of the Canadian ARC-B dialogue at their meeting in Toronto in December 2019
Les membres du dialogue canadien ARC-E lors de leur réunion à Toronto en décembre 2019

Anglican-Roman Catholic Bishops’ Dialogue holds annual meeting in Toronto

 — December 13, 201913 décembre 2019

The Anglican-Roman Catholic Bishops’ Dialogue of Canada (ARC-B) held its most recent meeting in the Toronto area from November 27-29, 2019. The annual meeting facilitates opportunities for the Anglican and Roman Catholic Bishops to share, learn, and discuss about their respective pastoral activities, update one another on the news from our churches, and further the aims of Christian unity in Canada. The Bishops specifically discussed issues relating to ecumenism, freedom of religion and conscience in Canadian society, interfaith partnerships, and various challenges and opportunities in chaplaincy ministry in military, corrections, and medical contexts. The ARC-B members were also joined for part of the meeting by the Roman Catholic and Anglican co-chairs of the Anglican-Roman Catholic theological dialogue of Canada (ARC) to discuss ARC’s current focus on the operations of synodical consultation and decision making in the two traditions. For several years now, both ARC-B and ARC have worked closely with one another, mutually enriching one another’s work and reflections.
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Posted: December 13, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10728
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican Church of Canada, bishops, CCCB, dialogue
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican Church of Canada, bishops, CCCB, dialogue

Pope Francis

Pope Francis lifts “pontifical secret” from legal proceedings related to abuse trials of clerics

 — December 17, 201917 décembre 2019

Pope Francis declared Dec. 17, 2019 that the pontifical secret will no longer apply in cases of accusations and trials involving abuse of minors or vulnerable persons, and in cases of possession of child pornography by clerics.

With the instruction “On the Confidentiality of Legal Proceedings,” Pope Francis intends “to cancel in these cases the subjection to what is called the ‘pontifical secret’ bringing back instead the ‘level’ of confidentiality, dutifully required to protect the good reputation of the people involved,” according to Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts.
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Posted: December 17, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10703
Categories: CNAIn this article: abuse, Catholic, clergy, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : CNADans cet article : abuse, Catholic, clergy, Pope Francis

Peace and Goodwill to all Peoples: KAIROS Christmas video

 — December 18, 201918 décembre 2019

In days leading up to Christmas, I walked through the streets of Bethlehem with Palestinians for whom it is home.

In this place of present day occupation, where people struggle to live in dignity and peace, you can’t help but reflect on the meaning of the story of Christmas. How is the good news of so many, many years ago revealed in our day, whether in Bethlehem, Barrancabermeja or the Downtown Eastside?

The answer came to me through the children. The ones who played peek-a-boo with me from their mother’s laps when we visited the women’s groups. The ones who tugged at my sleeves in the markets asking me to buy trinkets. The ones who play in the shadow of the separation wall, or who walk through groups of soldiers with machine guns as if it was the most normal of things—because it is.
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Posted: December 18, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10708
Categories: NewsIn this article: Christmas, KAIROS, peace
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Christmas, KAIROS, peace

Archbishops Richard Clarke and Eamon Martin, the Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic Archbishops of Armagh

A Joint Christmas 2019 Message from Archbishops Richard Clarke and Eamon Martin

 — December 19, 201919 décembre 2019

Together we wish you God’s richest blessings this Christmas and through the year ahead.

These few days at the turn of the year offer an opportunity for people who are normally very busy to give worthwhile time to family and friends. It can also be a stressful and difficult time for people who feel estranged from friends and loved ones to whom they were once close, and for those who feel they have no–one they can truly call a friend.

Over Christmas and New Year many people are able to rekindle relationships that have somehow gone sour. We are all capable of bringing light and love into another person’s life – perhaps someone for whom hope itself is fading, someone who desperately needs the rekindling of trust that only care and friendship can bring. Jesus Christ came into the world to bring us not only the light of his love but also the warmth of his friendship. Indeed, he assured his disciples that they were more than just “followers”; they were his “friends” (John 15.15).
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