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Anglicans in Saskatchewan to elect indigenous bishop & council

On July 28, the Anglican diocese of Saskatchewan will convene a general assembly to elect a diocesan indigenous bishop as well as members of a new indigenous council.
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Posted: July 20, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2220
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican, bishops, Indigenous peoples, Saskatchewan
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican, bishops, Indigenous peoples, Saskatchewan


Inter-faith groups rally around Sikh community

Ecumenical and inter-faith groups across the United States are planning vigils and rallies beginning August 12 to express their solidarity with Sikhs in the wake of a gunman’s attack on August 5 at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

Six people were killed and three others injured when Wade Michael Page, 40, a U.S. Army veteran described as a “frustrated neo-Nazi,” stormed into the temple in Oak Creek, a suburb of Milwaukee.
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Posted: August 10, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2237
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: interfaith, Sikh
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : interfaith, Sikh


Anglicans and Jews discuss religion and democracy

The spires of Oxford University were the backdrop for a recent Anglican-Jewish Commission meeting. Photo: Douglas FreerThe sixth meeting of the Anglican-Jewish Commission of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Archbishop of Canterbury‘s office took place at Mansfield College, Oxford, on July 31 and Aug. 1, 2012.

The commission’s mandate provides for the archbishop and two chief rabbis (one each from the Ahkenazi and Sephardi communities) to meet each year alternately in England and Jerusalem. It also provides for an annual meeting to study agreed-on themes and the arrangement of other meetings that include the Anglican bishop in Jerusalem, The Rt. Rev. Suheil Dawani.

The meeting’s theme was religion and democracy in both faith traditions. A paper by Dr. Jane Clements on Anglicanism and the secular state explored the dynamic between the kingdom of God and the earthly realm in scriptural interpretation.
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Posted: August 16, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2236
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican, Judaism
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican, Judaism


United Church approves boycott

The United Church of Canada, the country’s largest Protestant denomination, has approved a recommendation to boycott products produced in Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory. The intent is to bring pressure to bear on the government of Israel to stop expansion of the settlements and end the occupation. The church’s General Council, its senior decision-making body, received the recommendation last week at its meeting in Ottawa. More than 350 elected delegates met for the eight-day event that concluded August 18. The recommendations were approved on August 15 and the policy paper was approved on August 17.
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Posted: August 20, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2238
Categories: NewsIn this article: United Church of Canada
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : United Church of Canada


Margaret O’Gara: 1947–2012

Margaret O'Gara: 1947-2012One of Canada’s most eminent theologians and one of the greatest Catholic experts in ecumenism has died. Margaret O’Gara, Professor of Theology at the University of St. Michael’s College, entered the realm of eternal life on Thursday, August 16, at age 65. She had suffered from cancer for two years.

In 37 years of work as a theologian O’Gara was able to foster dialogue among Christians for the sake of overcoming divisions between the churches. Besides her teaching, research, writing, and extensive public lecturing, she was a member of official ecumenical dialogues in Canada, the United States, and at the international level. She served terms as president of both the North American Academy of Ecumenists and the Catholic Theological Society of America.
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Posted: August 22, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2235
Categories: Anglican Journal, MemorialsIn this article: Catholic, ecumenism
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Catégorie : Anglican Journal, MemorialsDans cet article : Catholic, ecumenism


WCC statement invokes new understanding of mission

Dr Agnes Abuom commenting on the mission statement at the WCC Central Committee meeting in Greece. Photo: WCC/Mark BeachThe first ecumenical affirmation of mission since 1982, invoking a new understanding of mission and evangelism amidst a changing world and ecclesial landscape, has been presented to the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC). The statement, titled “Together towards life: Mission and Evangelism in changing landscapes”, was prepared by the WCC‘s Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME). It was presented to the WCC Central Committee on Thursday, 30 August.
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Posted: August 30, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2239
Categories: Documents, NewsIn this article: mission, statements, WCC, WCC Commission on World Mission and Evangelism
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Catégorie : Documents, NewsDans cet article : mission, statements, WCC, WCC Commission on World Mission and Evangelism


Le don et l’appel à l’unité de Dieu – et notre engagement

Au cours de notre cheminement œcuménique, nous sommes parvenus à mieux comprendre l’appel lancé par Dieu à l’Église à servir l’unité de l’ensemble de la création. La vocation de l’Église est d’être: un avant-goût de la nouvelle création, un signe prophétique, pour le monde entier, de la vie nouvelle que Dieu veut pour toutes et tous, ainsi qu’un serviteur propageant la Bonne Nouvelle du Royaume de justice, de paix et d’amour de Dieu.
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Posted: August 30, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6461
Categories: DocumentsIn this article: Christian unity, statements, WCC, WCC Assembly
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Catégorie : DocumentsDans cet article : Christian unity, statements, WCC, WCC Assembly


God’s Gift and Call to Unity – and our Commitment

On our ecumenical journey we have come to understand more about God’s call to the Church to serve the unity of all creation. The vocation of the Church is to be: foretaste of new creation; prophetic sign to the whole world of the life God intends for all; and servant spreading the good news of God’s Kingdom of justice, peace and love.
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Posted: August 30, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6458
Categories: DocumentsIn this article: Christian unity, statements, WCC, WCC Assembly
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Catégorie : DocumentsDans cet article : Christian unity, statements, WCC, WCC Assembly


Ecumenical Patriarch reaffirms commitment to the vision of the WCC

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew addressing the WCC Central Committee. Photo: WCC/Mark BeachThe Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I publicly reaffirmed the Ecumenical Patriarchate‘s commitment to the vision and mission of the World Council of Churches (WCC) on 3 September. He was addressing participants of the WCC Central Committee meeting in Crete, Greece. “The commitment of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the vision and mission of the WCC – from the early formative and creative years through even the more difficult and contentious moments – has always been unwavering and paramount,” said Bartholomew I.
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Posted: September 4, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2240
Categories: NewsIn this article: Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Orthodox, patriarch
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Orthodox, patriarch


Communiqué: Anglican-Orthodox Dialogue

Members of the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue gather in the Diocese of St Asaph in the Church of Wales. Photo: Phil TophamIn the name of the Triune God, and with the blessing and guidance of our Churches, the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue (ICAOTD) met at the University of Chester, United Kingdom during 3-10 September 2012. The Commission is grateful for the hospitality extended by the Anglican Communion. The ICAOTD is continuing in its in-depth study of Christian anthropology, particularly in regard to what it means to be a human person created in the image and likeness of God. The Commission discussed the draft of its joint theological work on this subject, developed through the collaborative studies of previous meetings and enriched by presentations at this meeting on nature and grace, marriage, celibacy and friendship, and creation. Recognizing the need for our churches to address the urgent issues of contemporary humanity, the Commission explored the application of its study, particularly in the area of ecology.
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Posted: September 10, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2241
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican, Orthodox
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican, Orthodox


New Publication on the Biblical Foundations of the Doctrine of Justification

The Strasbourg Institute director Prof. Theodor Dieter (right) presents Pope Benedict XVI with a copy of Biblische Grundlagen der Rechtfertigungslehre. Photo: © Osservatore RomanoThe Biblical Foundations of the Doctrine of Justification – a publication documenting ecumenical partners’ follow up on the historic agreement by Lutherans and Roman Catholics on the doctrine of justification – is now available in English and German languages.
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Posted: September 19, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2244
Categories: NewsIn this article: books, Catholic, Lutheran
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : books, Catholic, Lutheran


Inter-Anglican commission considers ecumenical dialogues

An international Anglican commission considered a number of ongoing and proposed ecumenical dialogues at its meeting in Dublin from Sept. 12-19, according to a news release from the Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS).

The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order (IASCUFO) “reflected on the Christian calling to work for the visible unity of God’s Church as ambassadors for Christ in the ministry of reconciliation,” according to ACNS.

The commission received updates from ecumenical dialogues with Lutherans, Methodists, the Orthodox, Reformed, and Roman Catholics. Regarding Anglican-related work, the group discussed the proposed Anglican Communion Covenant, the Anglican “instruments of communion,” theological anthropology and reception.
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Posted: September 19, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=7042
Categories: ENIIn this article: Anglican Communion, dialogue, ecumenism, IASCUFO
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Catégorie : ENIDans cet article : Anglican Communion, dialogue, ecumenism, IASCUFO


Communiqué: Commission Inter-Anglicane sur l’Unité, la Foi et l’Ordre

Commission Inter-Anglicane sur l'Unité, la Foi et l'Ordre (IASCUFO) au Centre Emmaüs DublinRéunie au nom de Dieu Trinitaire, la Commission Inter-Anglicane sur l’Unité, la Foi et l’Ordre s’est tenue pour la prière quotidienne, étude biblique sur 2 Corinthiens, l’Eucharistie et s’est engagé dans la préparation du rapport pour la réunion du Conseil Consultatif Anglican devant se tenir à Auckland NZ en octobre et novembre 2012. Les travaux se sont aussi concentrés sur l’anthropologie théologique, la surveillance et la réception des rapports sur les dialogues oecuméniques bilatéraux comme Anglican-Luthérien ; Anglican-Catholique Romain ; et Anglican-Reformés. Le sujet de la Réception continue à être discuté par l’IASCUFO.
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Posted: September 20, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2269
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican, ecumenism, IASCUFO
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican, ecumenism, IASCUFO


Communiqué: Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order

Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order (IASCUFO) meeting in the Emmaus Centre, DublinGathered in the name of the Triune God, the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order (IASCUFO), under the chairmanship of the Most Revd Bernard Ntahoturi, Archbishop of Burundi, met for daily prayer, Bible Study of 2 Corinthians and celebration of the Eucharist, and to prepare their report for the meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council to be held in Auckland, New Zealand, 26 October-8 November 2012 (ACC-15). Members reflected on the Christian calling to work for the visible unity of God’s Church as ambassadors for Christ in the ministry of reconciliation. The Commission received updates from ecumenical dialogues with Lutherans, Methodists, the Orthodox, Reformed, and Roman Catholics. Work relating to the Anglican Communion Covenant, Instruments of Communion, theological anthropology, and reception continued.
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Posted: September 20, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2268
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican, ecumenism, IASCUFO
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican, ecumenism, IASCUFO


Bartholomew I: Statement on Religious Tolerance and Violence

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of ConstantinopleThe Ecumenical Patriarchate expresses profound sorrow as the world has rushed into a confusing and volatile time of religious protests turning violent, and a grievous lack of consideration for religious differences. When we act disrespectfully and violently in the name of our religious prejudices or our religious beliefs we are undermining our own lives and faith, while creating an atmosphere of anger, hatred, and distrust which unravels the very thread that has woven humanity together since our creation. The Ecumenical Patriarchate issued last August a communiqué “On the resurgence of Violence spreading throughout the World” and called for all people engaged in violence to lay down their weapons. Given the events of the past weeks, this call for peaceful engagement and mutual respect for all humanity is even more critical. Holy Scripture teaches us in Proverbs 10.12 “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins.” Hence, let us love one another because we know that true love comes from God who created every living person, and He loves every individual in His Divine Providence. We who profess to know God must recognize the Divine miracle of life within each human being and respect that seed of Divine creation. We who name God as our sovereign must nurture human life and reach out with honour to that person with whom we disagree.
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Posted: September 29, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2278
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Orthodox, patriarch
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Orthodox, patriarch


ENI suspends service, seeks further funding

Founded in 1994, ENInews stories are published by church and secular media around the world.Ecumenical News International announced on October 1 that its ENInews service is suspending operations, effective immediately, as it seeks emergency funding in order to operate for the remainder of 2012.
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Posted: October 1, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2243
Categories: ENI
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Catégorie : ENI


Ottawa axes non-Christian prison chaplains

Prisoners of minority faiths in federal penitentiaries will have to turn to Christian ministers in 2013. Photo: Stony Mountain Federal Penitentiary, by Wikimedia CommonsPublic Safety Minister Vic Toews has announced the cancellation of the contracts of all part-time non-Christian chaplains ministering in federal prisons across Canada. The cuts take effect as of the end of March 2013. After that date, penitentiary inmates of minority faiths, from Buddhists to Wiccans, will have to rely on full-time Christian chaplains for interfaith services, religious counsel and spiritual guidance.
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Posted: October 5, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2242
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Canada, criminal justice, ministry
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Canada, criminal justice, ministry


Canadian influence unmistakable at Vatican II

A group of Canadian bishops who took part in the Second Vatican Council walk through St. Peter’s Square, including, third from left, the future Cardinal Gerald Emmett Carter, Archbishop Philip Pocock to his left, and Carter’s brother Alexander, bishop of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Photo courtesy of the Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of TorontoRome on Oct. 11, 1962, but the drama started in Canada Aug. 17 that year.

For a year and a half Cardinal Paul-Emile Leger, archbishop of Montreal, had been one of a handful of cardinals on the central preparatory commission of the council. It had met seven times between June 1961 and the feast of Pentecost, 1962. And then Leger received his book of draft documents assembled by curial officials in Rome.

Leger was not pleased with what he saw. On Aug. 17 he launched a “supplique” — a letter of petition — addressed directly to Pope John XXIII. Leger told the Pope in no uncertain terms the documents prepared in Rome were unworkable, impractical and simply wrong. They were wrong in their tone, their language and their limited vision. The council must present the traditional faith of the Church pastorally. For Leger, it was imperative the council find new modes of expression. Leger’s “supplique” eventu­ally gathered the signatures of a number of heavyweights in the College of Cardinals.
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Posted: October 6, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=7024
Categories: Catholic RegisterIn this article: CCCB, Second Vatican Council
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Catégorie : Catholic RegisterDans cet article : CCCB, Second Vatican Council


The movers and shakers behind the Second Vatican Council

The bishops at the Second Vatican Council seated in St. Peter's Basilica. Photo: L'Osservatore RomanoThe Second Vatican Council was the biggest stage in the history of the Church. There were more bishops present than at any the 20 previous councils stretching from the First Council of Nicaea in 325 to the First Vatican Council of 1870. And the bishops present came from more countries, more cultures, more languages than the Church had ever experienced.

While all the bishops were equal, some were a little more equal. Then there were the theological experts that pre-eminent cardinals and bishops brought with them (peritii in Latin, the official language of the council). They played a significant role.
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Posted: October 7, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=7028
Categories: Catholic RegisterIn this article: Second Vatican Council
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Catégorie : Catholic RegisterDans cet article : Second Vatican Council


Barthélemy I : Témoigner ensemble de l’Evangile du salut

SS le Patriarche oecuménique Barthélemy I de ConstantinopleEn ces lieux, il y a cinquante ans, une cérémonie solennelle a conquis le cœur et l’esprit de l’Eglise catholique, la faisant entrer dans le monde contemporain. L’ouverture d’un concile fut inspiré par la réalité fondamentale que le Fils et Verbe de Dieu incarné se trouve là où deux ou trois sont réunis en son nom et que l’Esprit, qui procède du Père, nous guidera vers la vérité complète… Au cours des cinquante dernières années, les fruits de cette assemblée ont été variés, dont témoigne une série de constitutions importantes, de déclarations et de décrets. Nous avons vu le renouvellement de l’esprit et un retour aux sources dans la recherche liturgique, biblique et patristique.
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Posted: October 11, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2270
Categories: NewsIn this article: Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Orthodox, patriarch
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Orthodox, patriarch


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