Position vacancy
Ecumenical Chaplaincy at U of S

The Ecumenical Chaplaincy at the University of Saskatchewan (in Saskatoon), a shared ministry of the Presbyterian, United, and Anglican Churches, is looking for a new chaplain. This is a half-time position that could easily be paired with another ministry position in a local congregation. Responsibilities include providing a ministry of presence, networking, programming, and administration.

Application deadline is September 15, 2014. See the attachment for the complete ministry description and application details.

NAAE 2014
The Church - Towards a Common Vision

Keynote speaker: Rev Canon John Gibaut, director of the WCC's Faith & Order Commission

September 26-28, 2014 in Burbank, CA

A joint conference of the North American Academy of Ecumenists and Southern California Ecumenical Council.

For further information, see the NAAE website

Taizé Prayer for Christian Unity

Taizé Prayer originated in the ecumenical monastery of Taizé in France. Come to experience a simple form of meditative prayer with Taizé music, Scripture reading, and a time of silence in a candle-lit atmosphere.


Taizé Prayer for Christian Unity will be held:

1st Tuesday of each month from 7:30-8:30 pm in the Queen of Peace Chapel at the Cathedral of the Holy Family [September to June only]

2nd Tuesday of each month from 8-9 pm in the Chapel at Queen's House of Retreats



See more Ecumenical and Interreligious events in our calendar Voir plus d'événements œcuméniques ou interreligieux dans notre calendrier


Pope’s friend Bishop Tony Palmer dies in motorcycle crash
by par , July 22, 201422 juillet 2014Add a commentÉcrire un commentaire

Bishop Tony Palmer of the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches (CEEC) died in England July 20 after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle.

Pope Francis’ friend Bishop Tony Palmer of the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches (CEEC) died in England July 20 after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle.

According to e-mail reports obtained from The Ark Community he founded, three teams of surgeons tried to save Bishop Palmer’s life but he passed away in the evening, leaving behind his wife Emiliana and two teenaged children. Bishop Palmer was in his early 50s, and grew up in South Africa, though recently he had been living in England.

The bishop recently facilitated an historic private meeting of evangelical and charismatic leaders June 24 with Pope Francis at the Holy Father’s residence inside the Vatican. The two had become friends when Palmer was doing ecumenical work with charismatic Catholics in Buenos Aires.

World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) global ambassador Brian Stiller was among the leaders present at the June meeting with Pope Francis.

“Tony was a most remarkable young man,” he said in an e-mail. “I so well remember his gracious and active leadership in bringing members of the World Evangelical Alliance together in conversation with Pope Francis late June.

“However, with his life and witness still fresh in our memory, I believe it is important that we carry on, as he would have desired, finding ways for our major Christian bodies to have friendship and to understand our respective communions,” said Stiller, who headed the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada for 16 years.

Bruno Ierullo, Catch the Fire founding member and pastor of its Newmarket, Ont., campus, knew Bishop Palmer for seven years and worked with him in a worldwide movement called United in Christ that brings Catholics and evangelicals together. He said he was “distraught” to hear of his death.

“He was a remarkable guy, a very sensitive, extremely forgiving and loving man,” said Ierullo. “It will be a great loss for the Kingdom, a just outstanding man of faith.”

Bishop Palmer had also been invited to Rome to work with Catholic charismatics there in unity efforts that had the blessings of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

Bishop Palmer and Ierullo were among headline speakers lined up for an ecumenical conference in Ottawa Aug. 28-31 called Fire and Fusion. Pierre Hogle, who is organizing Fire and Fusion with a team from Lift Jesus Higher, a Catholic charismatic community in Ottawa, said they expect the conference will go ahead.

“There’s a whole network of people all across the world who have this cause of unity in their heart,” said Hogle. “I think right now they are totally devastated.”

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Archbishop Welby writes to ecumenical partners about women bishops
by par , July 17, 201417 juillet 2014Add a commentÉcrire un commentaire

Archbishop Justin WelbyThis is an occasion of deep rejoicing for many, especially for many of the women clergy in the Church of England. They feel that this decision affirms their place and ministry in the life of the Church. For others in the Church of England, the decision may be a source of disappointment and concern.

As the Synod moved towards the decision many were struck by the spirit of the debate: frankness, passion and, I am glad to say, a good deal of Christian charity. It all indicated an intention and sincere assurance to hold all of us together in one Church. There appeared a determination that the genuinely held differences on the issue of the ordination of women to the episcopate should not become a dividing factor in the Church of England, and there was care and expressions of love for those troubled by the outcome. … Read more » … À suivre »

Catholic Church reaffirms goal of unity with Anglican world
by par , July 15, 201415 juillet 2014Add a commentÉcrire un commentaire

The Catholic Church remains fully committed to its dialogue with the Anglican world, despite the Church of England’s decision to ordain women bishops. In a statement issued as the Church of England’s General Synod on Monday voted to admit women to the episcopate, the Catholic bishops of England and Wales said the goal of ecumenical dialogue continues to be full visible ecclesial communion.

That goal, the statement says, embraces full communion in the episcopal office and therefore the decision “sadly places a further obstacle on the path to this unity between us.” Nevertheless, the bishops say, “we are committed to continuing our ecumenical dialogue, seeking deeper mutual understanding and practical cooperation wherever possible.”

The statement, signed by Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham, head of the bishops’ Department for Dialogue and Unity and co-chair of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC), also notes with appreciation the provision made by the Church of England for those who “continue to hold to the historic understanding of the episcopate shared by the Catholic and Orthodox Churches.” … Read more » … À suivre »

Church of England to have women bishops
by par , July 14, 201414 juillet 2014Add a commentÉcrire un commentaire

The General Synod of the Church of England has today given its final approval for women to become bishops in the Church of England.

The vote in the General Synod on the measure was carried by the required two-thirds majority in the three constituent parts of the Synod: the House of Bishops, the House of Clergy and the House of Laity. … Read more » … À suivre »

WCC urges Christian responsibility in economic measures related to Israel-Palestine conflict
by par , July 14, 201414 juillet 2014Add a commentÉcrire un commentaire

Continuing with a long-time commitment of the World Council of Churches (WCC), a recent statement issued by Council’s chief governing body reaffirms churches’ “solidarity with those working for peace with justice in Palestine and Israel”. The statement encourages churches to make responsible decisions regarding their investments which have an impact on the current situation in the region.

The statement titled Economic Measures and Christian Responsibility towards Israel and Palestine was adopted at the WCC Central Committee meeting on 8 July in Geneva, Switzerland.

The document calls “targeted economic measures” an important “non-violent strategy for promoting peace and abating violence”. Efforts from the WCC member churches in implementing responsible economic measures with related impact on Israel and Palestine situation were acknowledged in the statement. … Read more » … À suivre »

Pope Francis reaches out to evangelical, charismatic leaders
by par , July 10, 201410 juillet 2014Add a commentÉcrire un commentaire

Bishop Tony Palmer, ecumenical officer of the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal ChurchesPope Francis has taken the first steps towards forging unprecedented bonds with evangelical and charismatic Protestant groups, CCN has learned. The Pope met for three hours June 24 with several evangelical and charismatic leaders over lunch at his residence inside the Vatican. Occurring outside of the Pope’s official schedule, the meeting had no formal agenda or secretaries present. Bishop Tony Palmer, ecumenical officer of the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches (CEEC), said the meeting could lead towards concrete steps for a visible unity after 500 years of division. Following a discussion about religious persecution and religious liberty, the Pope and his guests discussed the creation of a global initiative specifically for the persecuted Church, according to Brian Stiller, global ambassador for the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA). In a report for Revival Magazine, Bruno Ierullo, co-chairman of United in Christ North America, who did not attend the meeting, said it marked “the beginning of a Joint Declaration between this large faction of the Evangelical world and the Roman Catholic Church.” United in Christ promotes ongoing dialogue between emerging charismatic churches and the Roman Catholic Church. … Read more » … À suivre »

Anglicans to play Roman Catholics in charity cricket match
by par , June 23, 201423 juin 2014Add a commentÉcrire un commentaire

Archbishop Justin Welby meets the Vatican First XI during his recent visit to Rome, 15 June 2014. Source: archbishopofcanterbury.orgAnglican and Roman Catholic First XIs will face each other in Canterbury on 19 September in a historic match to raise awareness of slavery and human trafficking.

Details of a historic cricket match between Anglicans and Roman Catholics to raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking have been announced today.

The Twenty20 match, which will be played at Kent County Cricket Club in the shadow of Canterbury Cathedral on 19 September at 4pm, will raise funds for the Global Freedom Network, the joint Anglican-Roman Catholic anti-trafficking initiative launched in March.

Entrance will be free but there will be a bucket collection during the match, which will be followed by a gala dinner to raise further funds. … Read more » … À suivre »