Archive for 2009

Archive pour 2009

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That they may become one in God’s hand

That they may become one in God’s hand

Inspired by the witness of churches from a divided country, Christians throughout the world will be praying “that they may become one in God’s hand” during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2009.

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Posted: January 8, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=542
Categories: NewsIn this article: Christian unity, prayer, WPCU
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, prayer, WPCU


PC(USA) clergywoman embraces contemplative life as a Benedictine

When Lynne Smith was a girl growing up in El Paso, Texas, she said she wanted to be a nun.

And so Smith followed the more conventional path … to ordained Presbyterian ministry and a first pastorate in Dodge City, Kan. But the yearning for a more contemplative spiritual life was never far from her mind.

While in Dodge City, Smith went on a spiritual retreat in 1985 sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph, “and had a deeper experience than I’d ever had before,” she told the Presbyterian News Service in a recent interview here. “It really changed my spirituality toward the contemplative.”
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Posted: January 13, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=7281
Categories: PCUSA NewsIn this article: spiritual ecumenism
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Catégorie : PCUSA NewsDans cet article : spiritual ecumenism


Communiqué: The Anglican-Methodist International Commission for Unity in Mission

The Anglican-Methodist International Commission for Unity in Mission held its first meeting in the Centro Anglicano de la Diócesis de México in Mexico City, as guests of the Anglican Consultative Council. The Commission was co-chaired by the Right Revd Harold Miller, the Bishop of Down and Dromore (Church of Ireland), for the Anglican Communion, and the Revd Professor Robert Gribben (Uniting Church in Australia), Chairman of the Standing Committee on Ecumenics and Dialogue, on behalf of the World Methodist Council.

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Posted: January 19, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=543
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican, Methodist
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican, Methodist


Pope Lifts Excommunication of Lefebvrite bishops

Pope Benedict XVI has lifted the excommunication of four bishops ordained against papal orders in 1988 by the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. The move was considered a major concession to the archbishop’s traditionalist followers. The Vatican said the decree removing the excommunication, signed Jan. 21 and made public three days later, marked an important step toward full communion with the Society of St. Pius X, founded by Archbishop Lefebvre in 1970.

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Posted: January 24, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=544
Categories: CNSIn this article: Catholic, Society of St. Pius X
Transmis : 24 janvier 2009 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=544
Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : Catholic, Society of St. Pius X


Saskatoon churches enter into Covenant during Unity Week

The leaders of seven Saskatoon churches entered into covenant with each other on Sunday, January 25. The Covenant commits the churches to work and pray together for Christian unity, and expresses a continuing commitment to support for the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism.

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Posted: January 26, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=545
Categories: DocumentsIn this article: ecumenical centre, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon
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Catégorie : DocumentsDans cet article : ecumenical centre, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon


Metropolitan Kirill elected Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

The delegates to the Church Council meeting under way in Moscow have elected Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad the 16th Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. Metropolitan Kirill garnered 508 (72%) out of the 702 votes during the election on Tuesday. To be elected Patriarch, a candidate had to be supported by more than half of the delegates.

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Posted: January 27, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=546
Categories: NewsIn this article: Kirill, Moscow Patriarchate, Orthodox, patriarch
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Kirill, Moscow Patriarchate, Orthodox, patriarch


Pope on Shoah: Never again

Pope on Shoah: Never again may violence humiliate the dignity of man!

In his weekly audience Pope Benedict categorically condemned all attempts to deny the Holocaust and explained the reasons for the lifting of the excommunication of four bishops from the fraternity of St. Pius X. … Pope Benedict’s thoughts then turned to the Shoah, the memorial of which was celebrated this week. He said “the memories and images of my many visits to Auschwitz come back to me in these days, a death camp in which blind racial and religious hatred led to the ferocious extermination of millions of Jews and other innocent victims”.
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Posted: January 28, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=547
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic


Le métropolite Kirill est élu à la tête du Patriarcat de Moscou

C’est le métropolite Kirill de Smolensk et Kaliningrad qui a été élu à la tête du Patriarcat de Moscou de l’Eglise orthodoxe russe, par une victoire écrasante. Le métropolite Kirill occupait déjà par intérim la fonction laissée vacante par le patriarche Alexis II, décédé en décembre 2008.
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Posted: January 28, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=548
Categories: NewsIn this article: Orthodox
Transmis : 28 janvier 2009 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=548
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Orthodox


Benedict’s high risk strategy

It came during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and on the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of Pope John XXIII’s announcement of the Second Vatican Council – news that Pope Benedict had decreed that the “Lefebvrists”, the four bishops excommunicated for disobedience and who have never fully accepted the Council, could return to the Church.

The Pope instructed the Congregation for Bishops to “remit” the excommunications of four leaders of the schismatic Society of St Pius X (SSPX) otherwise known as Lefebvrists. The four men — Bernard Fellay, Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, Richard Williamson and Alfonso del Gallareta — incurred automatic (latae sententiae) excommunication in June 1988 when they were illicitly ordained bishops by renegade Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre (d. 1991), who founded the SSPX in 1970 and the Seminary of Ecône in south-west Switzerland.
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Posted: January 31, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6574
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Society of St. Pius X
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Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Society of St. Pius X


Archbishop of Canterbury honours Canadian Catholic ecumenist

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has awarded the Cross of St Augustine to Monsignor Donald Bolen for his service to Anglican-Roman Catholic relations. In a private audience at Lambeth Palace the Archbishop paid warm tribute to the theological acumen and spiritual discernment that Monsignor Bolen had put unreservedly at the service of Anglican-Roman Catholic relations during his seven-year assignment to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in Rome.

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Posted: February 3, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=549
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Catholic, Donald Bolen, Rowan Williams
Transmis : 3 février 2009 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=549
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Catholic, Donald Bolen, Rowan Williams


Le nouveau patriarche russe Kirill Ier promet de maintenir l’unité de l’Eglise

Le métropolite Kirill de Smolensk et Kaliningrad, qui a été intronisé à Moscou 16e patriarche de l’histoire de l’Eglise orthodoxe russe sous le nom de Kirill Ier, a souligné qu’il est de son devoir d’assurer l’unité au sein de l’Eglise afin de préserver la foi. Cependant, certains observateurs considèrent qu’il a davantage les qualités d’un “leader politique” que son prédécesseur.
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Posted: February 3, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=550
Categories: NewsIn this article: Orthodox
Transmis : 3 février 2009 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=550
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Orthodox


Supreme Court denies Appeal of Safe Third Party Agreement

The decision of the Supreme Court of Canada not to grant leave in the case challenging the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement was met with regret today by the Canadian Council for Refugees, Amnesty International and the Canadian Council of Churches.
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Posted: February 5, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=551 Transmis : 5 février 2009 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=551


La décision de la Cour suprême sur l’Entente sur les tiers pays sûrs

La décision de la Cour suprême du Canada de ne pas accorder l’autorisation dans le cas de la contestation de l’Entente sur les tiers pays sûrs entre le Canada et les États-Unis a été déplorée aujourd’hui par le Conseil canadien pour les réfugiés, Amnesty International et le Conseil canadien des Églises.
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Posted: February 5, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=552 Transmis : 5 février 2009 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=552


Allemagne : le débat sur l’holocauste fait rage alors que le Vatican s’explique une fois de plus

La décision du pape Benoît XVI d’annuler l’excommunication d’un ecclésiastique qui s’est révélé être un négationniste de l’holocauste continue d’alimenter les critiques les plus vives.

La réintégration par le pape de Richard Williamson, membre de la Fraternité sacerdotale Saint Pie X, a été décidée peu avant une interview télévisée de la télévision suédoise montrant Richard Williamson nier que des juifs ont péri dans des chambres à gaz nazies pendant la seconde guerre mondiale. Ce scandale continue de susciter des critiques acerbes en Allemagne. Certains Allemands ont été surpris lorsque la chancelière Angela Merkel, qui se tient généralement à l’écart de ce genre de polémiques, est entrée dans le débat.
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Posted: February 5, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=553 Transmis : 5 février 2009 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=553


Global finances can and must change – here’s how

As the global financial system falters, many civil society and church activists see the crisis as an opportunity to press for long-overdue, radical reforms. The first opportunity for them to do so will come in early April, when the G20 will meet in London.

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Posted: February 12, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=554
Categories: News
Transmis : 12 février 2009 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=554
Catégorie : News


La finance mondiale peut et doit changer – mode d’emploi

Alors que le système financier mondial vacille, de nombreux militants de la société civile et des Eglises voient la crise actuelle comme une chance pour pousser à la mise en œuvre de réformes radicales depuis longtemps nécessaires. Ils pourront s’atteler à cette tâche dès début avril, lors d’une réunion du G20 à Londres.


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Posted: February 12, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=555
Categories: News
Transmis : 12 février 2009 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=555
Catégorie : News


This Old House: The Renovation of the Christian Church in the 20th Century

An Ecumenical Lenten Study of five reforms that will shape the church of the 21st Century. Join Sandra Beardsall and Nick Jesson as we examine the bricks and mortar of Christ’s church and plan for the years ahead. This is a community-build, everyone has a part in building the house of God.

Topics include:

Mar. 2 @ 6:45 pm • Checking the Blueprints — Listening Anew to the Word of God in Scripture;
Mar. 9 @ 6:45 pm • Firming Up the Foundation — Rethinking the nature and mission of the church;
Mar. 16 @ 6:45 pm • Moving the Walls — Reimagining the life of worship;
Mar. 23 @ 6:45 pm • Barn-Raising Together — Searching for Christian unity; and
Mar. 30 @ 6:45 pm • Meeting the Neighbours — Inter-religious relations.

Five Monday evenings beginning March 2 at St. James’ Anglican Church, Saskatoon (corner of Dufferin & 12th Street)
Sessions begin at 6:45 pm. No registration required.
Each evening will include prayer, fellowship, an introduction to the theme, and group discussion.
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Posted: February 13, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=556
Categories: NewsIn this article: Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon, workshop
Transmis : 13 février 2009 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=556
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon, workshop


Bishop warns his flock not to sacrifice creation for oil revenue

In a pastoral letter to the faithful in his diocese, Roman Catholic Bishop Luc Bouchard of St. Paul in Alberta, Canada decried that “the integrity of creation in the Athabasca Oil Sands” – the largest reservoir of crude bitumen in the world and the largest of three major oil sands deposits in Alberta – “is clearly being sacrificed for economic gain.”

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Posted: February 18, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=557
Categories: Documents, NewsIn this article: bishops, Canada, Catholic, climate change, ecology, environment
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Catégorie : Documents, NewsDans cet article : bishops, Canada, Catholic, climate change, ecology, environment


Church ‘renovation’ theme of study series

The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism is sponsoring an ecumenical Lenten study of reforms that shape the Christian church of the 21st century. Nick Jesson, one of the presenters, describes the series as “a forward look so we can understand where the church came from and how we are building it for the future.” The study
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Posted: February 21, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6109
Categories: NewsIn this article: Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon, workshop
Transmis : 21 février 2009 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6109
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon, workshop


Vatican and Al-Azhar: promoting a pedagogy of peace

The Vatican’s new YouTube channel has posted the following short video about a dialogue this past week between the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) and a Muslim partner, the Permanent Committee of Al-Azhar for the Dialogue with Monotheistic Religions.

Watch it here
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Posted: February 26, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=558
Categories: NewsIn this article: Al-Azhar, Catholic, Islam, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Vatican, YouTube
Transmis : 26 février 2009 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=558
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Al-Azhar, Catholic, Islam, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Vatican, YouTube


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