Archive for 2012

Archive pour 2012

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U.S. Jewish-Catholic dialogue on religious identities

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


A Response to Every Possibility of Communion

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


Recommendations for advancing towards Christian unity

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


Lutheran leader defends the Pope

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


PCE seeking new executive director

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

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

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

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


KAIROS appoints new Executive Director

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


ELCA, Vatican leaders meet

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


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

Archbishop Rowan Williams, left, with Pope Benedict XVI walking up stairs as they arrive for vespers at the Basilica of St. Gregory on the Caelian Hill in Rome March 10. CNS photo/Franco Origlia, PoolRemembering the common roots of the Christianity they share, Roman Catholics and Anglicans should renew their commitments to praying and working for Christian unity, Pope Benedict XVI said.

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

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


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

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

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

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


Communiqué concerning the Society of St. Pius X

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


Archbishop of Canterbury to step down at end of 2012

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


Christians in India call for a respectful approach to mission

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


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

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

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

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


Friars’ Briar keeps faith fun and on the ice

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


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

The United Church of Christ’s five-member Collegium of Officers is making a road trip this week to engage the United Church of Canada in a historic moment of the [US church]. “This is the first time we’re taking a delegation of sorts to Canada,” said the Rev. Karen Georgia Thompson, [United Church of Christ] minister for ecumenical and interfaith relations. “I was in Canada last year and had some conversations with their [Governing Council] and ecumenical officers to talk about what we can do to be more intentional about working with each other.”
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Posted: April 3, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2153
Categories: NewsIn this article: dialogue, United Church of Canada, United Church of Christ
Transmis : 3 avril 2012 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=2153
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : dialogue, United Church of Canada, United Church of Christ


Calling Canadian Church Composers!

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

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

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

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


Canada honours Andrey Sheptytsky for saving Jews

As religious leaders from Ukraine sat in the gallery, the House of Commons passed unanimously on April 24 a motion honouring Ukrainian Catholic Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky for his courageous efforts to save Jews during the Second World War.
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Posted: April 26, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2206
Categories: NewsIn this article: Judaism
Transmis : 26 avril 2012 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=2206
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Judaism


Historic agreement bridges racial divide: U.S. Methodists

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


Full unity is the ultimate aim of ecumenism, says Longley

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


We have a new director: Darren Dahl

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


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