Archive for 1998

Archive pour 1998

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Orthodox churches hold WCC at arms’ length

A pan-Orthodox conference that took place from April 29 to May 2, 1998, at Thessaloniki, Greece, was devoted to relations between Orthodoxy and the ecumenical movement – a topic which has caused concern among very many people not only in the Russian but also other Local Orthodox Churches.
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Posted: May 8, 1998 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2
Categories: Communiqué, NewsIn this article: Orthodox, WCC
Transmis : 8 mai 1998 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=2
Catégorie : Communiqué, NewsDans cet article : Orthodox, WCC


Forging liaisons between neighbouring congregations is goal of Covenanting 2000

Giving visible witness to Christian unity is the goal of a number of Saskatoon churches which have joined themselves together in Covenanting 2000.

Rev. Walter Donovan, of Calvin Goforth Presbyterian Church, is an enthusiastic supporter of the Covenanting 2000 project. His church has been twinned with Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church for a two-year period.

Donovan is one of the eight church leaders and representatives who has signed the Covenanting 2000 pastoral letter encouraging local inter-church initiatives. It has also been signed by leaders and representatives of the Anglican Church of Canada, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the Mennonite Ministerial, Orthodox Church of America, Roman Catholic and Ukrainian Catholic Churches, and the United Church of Canada.
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Posted: May 16, 1998 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6016
Categories: NewsIn this article: Christian unity, covenant, ecumenism, Saskatoon
Transmis : 16 mai 1998 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6016
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, covenant, ecumenism, Saskatoon


Centre hires Associate Director

The Saskatoon Centre for Ecumenism takes great pleasure in introducing Sister Anne Keffer of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada who will become Associate Director of the Centre as of June 1, 1998. Sr. Anne Keffer completed her deaconess training at the Baltimore Deaconess School, and is an active member of the Lutheran Deaconess Community, ELCA (USA).
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Posted: June 1, 1998 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2228
Categories: NewsIn this article: Lutheran, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism
Transmis : 1 juin 1998 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=2228
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Lutheran, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism


In memory of Winifred O’Rourke

Winifred M. O’Rourke, a founding mother of the Saskatoon Centre for Ecumenism, went to be with her Lord on October 8, 1997 at the age of 85. When the Centre was begun, she was responsible for setting up the library, spending many hours in organizing and cataloging the books. Her work and love of the Centre has been appreciated in so many ways through the years. Winifred also had a remarkable library of her own. Following her passing, her daughter Jennifer O’Rourke made many of those books available to the Centre. It is with sincere gratefulness that we have accepted this generous gift, as the collection of books has made a valuable addition to our library. For those of us who had the opportunity to know Winifred, it is like having a part of her with us.” All the books listed elsewhere in this issue are from this collection, and are available for borrowing. We wish to publicly thank the O’Rourke family for recognizing her mother’s deep love and understanding of ecumenism and thereby realizing that by passing on these books to our Centre, Winifred’s memory will continue to live on in the hearts of many people.
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Posted: June 1, 1998 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2229
Categories: MemorialsIn this article: Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon
Transmis : 1 juin 1998 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=2229
Catégorie : MemorialsDans cet article : Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon


The church and the nation

In his address on “Nation and Identity” to the Anglican General Synod, the Rt. Rev. Andrew Hutchison, Bishop of Montreal said that his vision of the church in Quebec would see it stay out of partisan politics while pursuing goals of reconciliation, justice and peace. Bishop Hutchison told the Synod that the church has no mandate to advocate one form of government over another. “How we choose to organize ourselves for collective security and well being is a political question that must be settled by voters at the ballot box, be they Christian or not,” he said.  But he added: “We do, on the other hand, have a mandate … to strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.”
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Posted: June 1, 1998 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2230
Categories: News
Transmis : 1 juin 1998 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=2230
Catégorie : News


To dialogue, or not?

Cooperation between the churches of Canada is at a significant level. We share our problems, we share our plans, we even share our resources. But what of dialogue? Are we talking about our theological perspectives as we cooperate? Or, has dialogue fallen into a secondary or tertiary importance?
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Posted: June 1, 1998 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2231
Categories: Opinion
Transmis : 1 juin 1998 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=2231
Catégorie : Opinion


Ecumenist renews call for Universal Christian Council

Dr. Konrad Raiser, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, has renewed his call for the main Christian churches to start, in the year 2000, a process to lead to a universal Christian council uniting all churches and Christians. He requested the bodies of the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican and Pentecostal churches to make a solemn promise not to rest until such a council has been achieved.
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Posted: June 1, 1998 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2232
Categories: ENI
Transmis : 1 juin 1998 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=2232
Catégorie : ENI


United Church challenges $27 billion Gambling industry

Canada’s largest Protestant church, the United Church of Canada (UCC), has launched a challenge to the nation’s multi-billion dollar gambling industry, and to the federal and provincial governments which receive massive revenue by taxing gambling. The Canadian Council of Churches and other faith groups are being approached to support the campaign for an inquiry into gambling.
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Posted: June 1, 1998 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2233
Categories: ENIIn this article: gambling, United Church of Canada
Transmis : 1 juin 1998 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=2233
Catégorie : ENIDans cet article : gambling, United Church of Canada


Family’s faith stands on twin foundations

When Bernie and Shirley Karstad were considering marriage, they had an added twist to consider. While both were dedicated, devoted and active church members, the catch was that they belonged to different churches. Neither had any interest in switching to another church tradition. Adding further complication, each was bringing children from a previous marriage into
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Posted: September 26, 1998 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6035
Categories: NewsIn this article: interchurch families, marriage, Saskatoon
Transmis : 26 septembre 1998 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6035
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : interchurch families, marriage, Saskatoon


ELCA Presiding Bishop Says Ecumenism Is Lutheran

CHICAGO (ELCA) — “The ecumenical question is often posed as a vote for or against ‘Lutheran identity.’ We cite our confessional tradition as the reason for our continued separation from other Christian bodies,” said the Rev. H. George Anderson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). “I believe that it is precisely
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Posted: October 8, 1998 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=4682
Categories: ELCA News
Transmis : 8 octobre 1998 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=4682
Catégorie : ELCA News


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