Archive for 2004

Archive pour 2004

Avec foi, les femmes façonnent l’avenir

 — February 1, 20041 févr. 2004

« Avec foi, les femmes façonnent l’avenir », Journée mondiale de la prière, du 5 mars 2004

Chrétiennes et chrétiens de partout à travers le monde vont prier pour le Panama lors de la prochaine Journée mondiale de la prière le 5 mars 2004. La célébration de la Journée mondiale de la prière de cette année, composée par les femmes du Panama, a pour thème « Avec foi, les femmes façonnent l’avenir ».

Le Panama est l’un des pays du monde qui présentent la plus grande diversité ethnique, et son climat tropical favorise une faune et une flore abondantes. C’est aussi l’un des pays où l’écart entre riches et pauvres est le plus marqué. Une grande partie de l’économie et de la richesse est concentrée dans le secteur des services autour du Canal de Panama, alors qu’on observe une extrême pauvreté dans les regions isolées et au sein des collectivités autochtones.
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Posted: Feb. 1, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=87
Categories: NewsIn this article: 2004, Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : 2004, Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada

In Faith, Women Shape the Future

 — February 1, 20041 févr. 2004

“In Faith, Women Shape the Future”, World Day of Prayer, March 5, 2004

Christians around the world will be focusing on the country of Panama during the annual World Day of Prayer service on March 5, 2004. This year’s World Day of Prayer service, written by the women of Panama, reflects on the theme “In Faith, Women Shape the Future.”

Panama is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world, and its fertile tropical climate supports an abundance of plants and birdlife. It is also one of the most unequal countries in the world in terms of the disparity between rich and poor. Much of the economy and wealth is concentrated in the services sector that supports the Panama Canal, while much of the extreme poverty is found in isolated areas of the country and in Indigenous communities.
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Posted: Feb. 1, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=88
Categories: NewsIn this article: 2004, prayer, Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada, World Day of Prayer
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : 2004, prayer, Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada, World Day of Prayer

Still waiting for goodwill

 — February 14, 200414 févr. 2004

Next week Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, is due to travel to Russia to meet the Patriarch in the highest-level visit by Vatican officials in four years. The aim of the five-day trip (due to start on Monday) is to improve relations between Rome and Moscow, which are at their lowest point since before the Second Vatican Council. Two years ago a visit by the cardinal was cancelled by the Moscow Patriarchate, outraged by what it described as aggressive Catholic missionary activity in its “canonical territory”.
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Posted: Feb. 14, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6709
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Catholic, ecumenism, Moscow Patriarchate, Orthodox, Walter Kasper
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Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Catholic, ecumenism, Moscow Patriarchate, Orthodox, Walter Kasper

Bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh

 — March 1, 20041 mars 2004

Marriage is a fundamental structure of all human societies. Regardless of religious or cultural perspectives, every human community has recognised, encouraged, and celebrated marriage. Marital and familial bonds provide stability and social order. In many societies, the legal privileges resulting from marriage ensure and protect inheritance and the care of children and the elderly.

Christians consider marriage to be more than a human institution. God has given us partners. We are made in the image of God, a community of persons in mutual love and support. “Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh.” (Gen 2:24) However, marital practices are not the same in every culture. Christian churches have struggled with practices such as polygamy, arranged marriage, dowries, bridal prices, and pre-nuptial agreements. Do all of these practices reflect the image of trinitarian love?
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Posted: Mar. 1, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=89
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, Christian, Christianity, human sexuality, marriage
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, Christian, Christianity, human sexuality, marriage

Os de mes os, chair de ma chair

 — March 1, 20041 mars 2004

Le mariage est une structure fondamentale de toutes les sociétés humaines. Indépendamment des perspectives religieuses ou culturelles, chaque communauté humaine a reconnu, encouragé, et célébré le mariage. Les liens matrimonials et familials garantissent la stabilité et l’ordre social. Dans beaucoup de sociétés, les privilèges légaux résultant du mariage assurent et protègent l’héritage et le soin des enfants et des personnes âgées.

Les chrétiens considèrent que le mariage est plus qu’une institution humaine. Dieu nous a donné des partenaires. Nous sommes créés à l’image de Dieu, comme communauté des personnes dans l’amour réciproque et l’appui mutuel. « C’est pourquoi un homme se séparera de son père et de sa mère et s’attachera à sa femme, et les deux ne feront plus qu’un. » (Gen. 2.24) Cependant, les pratiques matrimoniales ne sont pas les mêmes dans chaque culture. Les églises chrétiennes ont lutté avec des pratiques tels que la polygamie, le mariage arrangé, les dots, et les accords pré-nuptiaux. Est-ce que toutes ces pratiques reflètent l’image de l’amour trinitaire ?
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Posted: Mar. 1, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=90
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, Christian, Christianity, human sexuality, marriage
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, Christian, Christianity, human sexuality, marriage

Same-sex marriage in Canada

 — March 1, 20041 mars 2004

Table of contents: • Canadian Council of Churches • Anglican Church of Canada • Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops • Catholic Organization for Life and Family • Christian Reformed Church in North America • Evangelical Fellowship of Canada • Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada • Mennonite Church – Canada • Presbyterian Church in Canada •
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Posted: Mar. 1, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4636
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, Christian, Christianity, human sexuality, marriage
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, Christian, Christianity, human sexuality, marriage

Caring for all Churches: ECUSA Letter on Alternative Pastoral Oversight

 — March 24, 200424 mars 2004

A response of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church to an expressed need of the Church Editor’s note: This is a pastoral letter responding to the need for alternative pastoral oversight in some dioceses of the Episcopal Church USA. Four important points should be noted: 1) the Bishops distinguish between pastoral oversight and
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Posted: Mar. 24, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=91
Categories: ACNS, DocumentsIn this article: Anglican, bishops, Episcopal Church, USA
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Catégorie : ACNS, DocumentsDans cet article : Anglican, bishops, Episcopal Church, USA

'Be Not Afraid', Summer Ecumenical Institute 2004
« Soyez sans crainte », Le colloque œcuménique pour l’été 2004

SEI 2004: Be Not Afraid

 — April 1, 20041 avril 2004

Issue No. 6, April 2004 “Be Not Afraid“, Summer Ecumenical Institute 2004 The 2004 Summer Ecumenical Institute, “Be Not Afraid”, is to be held at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg May 9-12. Sponsored by the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, it is being planned by representatives from a wide range of Winnipeg churches. The central theme
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Posted: Apr. 1, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=92
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: 2004, Christian unity, events, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Summer Ecumenical Institute
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Catégorie : ConferencesDans cet article : 2004, Christian unity, events, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Summer Ecumenical Institute

'Be Not Afraid', Summer Ecumenical Institute 2004
« Soyez sans crainte », Le colloque œcuménique pour l’été 2004

SEI 2004: Soyez sans crainte

 — April 1, 20041 avril 2004

Le colloque œcuménique pour l’été 2004 se tiendra à l’Université Canadian Mennonite, à Winnipeg, du 9 au 12 mai 2004; le thème sera: « Soyez sans crainte ». Le colloque est parrainé par le Prairie Centre for Ecumenism et organisé par des représentants des diverses Églises de Winnipeg.

Le thème principal du colloque présente ce qui unit les chrétiens dans une société qui favorise une culture axée sur la peur. Le conférencier invité est le Dr Tom Yoder Neufeld, professeur des études sur la paix et la résolution de conflits du Conrad Grebel College de l’Université de Waterloo. Les conférence du dimanche et du lundi soir sont ouvertes au grand public.
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Posted: Apr. 1, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=93
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: 2004, Christian unity, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Summer Ecumenical Institute
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Catégorie : ConferencesDans cet article : 2004, Christian unity, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Summer Ecumenical Institute

Easter message to the churches from the general secretary of the WCC

 — April 1, 20041 avril 2004

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Pe 1:3). Christ is Risen! This year this joyful exclamation will be simultaneously pronounced by
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Posted: Apr. 1, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=8737
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Easter, Samuel Kobia, WCC
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Easter, Samuel Kobia, WCC

2004 Pivotal Year for ELCA Ecumenism, Interfaith Relations

 — April 7, 20047 avril 2004

CHICAGO (ELCA) — 2004 is a pivotal year for many ecumenical and interfaith endeavors of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The ELCA’s 2003 Churchwide Assembly received a planning report and committed the church to work in five strategic directions, including to “deepen and extend our global, ecumenical and interfaith relationships for the sake
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Posted: Apr. 7, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4808
Categories: ELCA News
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Catégorie : ELCA News

Five more commandments

 — April 8, 20048 avril 2004

London (ENI). After asking young people in pubs, cafes and cinemas, Britain’s Methodists have five more commandments to add to the original 10. The competition to find the 11th Commandment attracted 2000 entries submitted from mobile phones using text messages. Appropriately, the winners included “Thou shalt not confuse text with love.” Others were: “Thou shalt
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Posted: Apr. 8, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=94
Categories: News
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Catégorie : News

A flawed vision of Zion

 — April 8, 20048 avril 2004

On a visit to Jerusalem in the mid-1990s, the then Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, said ruefully that so many Palestinian Christians were emigrating in despair from the West Bank that the Christian holy places would soon become Disneyland attractions rather than places of “living worship”.

Three and half years into a second intifada, the situation is still deteriorating. Only one branch of Christianity — Christian Zionism — feels comfortable in the Holy Land these days. The reason is simple: while the Catholic, Orthodox and Anglican Churches line up behind their embattled and dwindling Palestinian flocks to protest against Israel’s continued occupation of the West Bank and the expansion of settlements there, Christian Zionists stand shoulder to shoulder or even comfortably to the right of Likud and the Orthodox rabbis.

Among its demands are more Jewish settlements on the West Bank, the relocation of Palestinians to neighbouring Jordan and even the razing of the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa mosque to make way for the third Jewish Temple.
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Posted: Apr. 8, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6672
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Christian Zionism, Israel, Sabeel
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Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Christian Zionism, Israel, Sabeel

A common tongue

 — April 8, 20048 avril 2004

On Monday 29 March I left Glasgow for the third Building Bridges seminar convened by the Archbishop of Canterbury and hosted by John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown University in Washington. A few days earlier, the former Archbishop George Carey, the man responsible for hosting the first of these seminars at Lambeth Palace in 2002, had made front-page headlines after delivering a public lecture in which Islam and Muslims had come under severe criticism over a variety of political and theological issues. “It is sad to relate”, he said, “that no great invention has come for many hundred years from Muslim countries.” “During the past 500 hundred years,” he continued, “critical scholarship [in theology] has declined, leading to strong resistance to modernity.” Dr Carey added that moderate Muslims must “express strongly on behalf of the many millions of their co-religionists, their abhorrence of violence done in the name of Allah.” Much to the dismay of many Muslims and non-Muslims, in subsequent interviews, Dr Carey remained steadfast that he had not meant to offend the Muslim community.
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Posted: Apr. 8, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6674
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Archbishop of Canterbury, Christian, Christianity, George Carey, Islam, Rowan Williams
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Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Archbishop of Canterbury, Christian, Christianity, George Carey, Islam, Rowan Williams

Women working in the margins of peace

 — April 8, 20048 avril 2004

World Council of Churches’ Press Feature Women are either victims of civil strife or beneficiaries of humanitarian efforts, but they are not full partners or equal participants in the peace process, proclaims Sarah Shteir of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Shteir was one of several panelists at an ecumenical women’s gathering convened
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Posted: Apr. 8, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=95
Categories: NewsIn this article: peace, WCC, women
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : peace, WCC, women

Common celebration of Easter a gift, WCC work towards universal date will continue

 — April 8, 20048 avril 2004

WCC Press Release In an Easter message to member churches, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia expresses his hope that “Christians throughout the world will join in prayer and celebration” as they celebrate Easter on the same date this year, an occurrence he considers a “real gift and blessing”. Though
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Posted: Apr. 8, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=96
Categories: Dialogue, WCC NewsIn this article: Easter, Samuel Kobia, WCC
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Catégorie : Dialogue, WCC NewsDans cet article : Easter, Samuel Kobia, WCC

A WCC staff comment on Mel Gibson film

 — April 8, 20048 avril 2004

WCC News flash What should we do after seeing Mel Gibson’s film ‘The Passion of Christ’? That is the question being asked by Rev. Dr Hans Ucko, who specializes in Christian-Jewish dialogue at the World Council of Churches. He discusses the impact of our reactions to this controversial film in an opinion piece published in
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Posted: Apr. 8, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=97
Categories: Dialogue, WCC NewsIn this article: anti-semitism, Christian, Christianity, Judaism, Mel Gibson, WCC
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Catégorie : Dialogue, WCC NewsDans cet article : anti-semitism, Christian, Christianity, Judaism, Mel Gibson, WCC

Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ

 — April 8, 20048 avril 2004

A statement from the Christian-Jewish Dialogue in Montreal Like all art works based on historical events, Mel Gibson’s film The Passion of the Christ may create the illusion that it faithfully reproduces the details of Jesus’ Passion with its cruelty and violence. Viewers may be left with the impression that without the Jews, these things
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Posted: Apr. 8, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=98
Categories: DialogueIn this article: anti-semitism, Christian, Christianity, Judaism, Mel Gibson
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Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : anti-semitism, Christian, Christianity, Judaism, Mel Gibson

La Passion du Christ de Mel Gibson

 — April 8, 20048 avril 2004

Une déclaration du Dialogue Judéo-Chrétien de Montréal Comme toute oeuvre d’art basée sur des faits historiques, le film de Mel Gibson La Passion du Christ peut créer l’illusion qu’il reproduit fidèlement le moindre détail de la passion de Jésus, avec toute sa toute cruauté et sa violence. Les spectateurs pourraient rester sous l’impression que tout
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Posted: Apr. 8, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=99
Categories: DialogueIn this article: anti-semitism, Christian, Christianity, Judaism, Mel Gibson
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Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : anti-semitism, Christian, Christianity, Judaism, Mel Gibson

Le Centre canadien d’Oecuménisme recherche une ou un directeur général

 — April 8, 20048 avril 2004

COMMUNIQUÉ Le Centre canadien d’œcuménisme recherche une ou un directeur général qui pourrait entrer en fonction a l’été 2004. QUALITÉS : Solide formation incluant connaissances théologique; bon jugement; bilingue; leadership; vue lucide de la situation socioculturelle et religieuse de notre société; une personne de communication et de dialogue ; compréhension de l’ensemble des Églises chrétiennes; ouverture
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The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism is searching for a Director

 — April 8, 20048 avril 2004

POSITION AVAILABLE The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism is searching for a Director to begin during the Summer of 2004. QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will be a man or a woman with a well-rounded education, and a solid theological background, sound judgment, leadership ability and a clear vision of the current state of culture and religion
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Posted: Apr. 8, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=101
Categories: NewsIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme

New blog added to our website

 — April 18, 200418 avril 2004

Blogs, or weblogs, are one of the most flexible of the new internet toys available. Using a blog, I or any other member of the blog can post notes of interest for our readers. The readers, in their turn, can post comments and links to each of the blog notes, beginning a dialogue of sorts
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Posted: Apr. 18, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=102
Categories: NewsIn this article: website
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : website

Volunteer needed for translation

 — April 19, 200419 avril 2004

Hello, I am looking for a volunteer translator to assist with English to French translation or proof-reading of the website. The tasks are not onerous. We are interested in translating small sections of the site at a time. A few paragraphs here or there. Eventually, we hope that all of the shared sections of the
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Posted: Apr. 19, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=103
Categories: NewsIn this article: website
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : website

Instruction: Redemptionis Sacramentum

 — April 23, 200423 avril 2004

Just released this morning at the Vatican. This instruction from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacrament is entitled Redemptionis Sacramentum.
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Posted: Apr. 23, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=104
Categories: DocumentsIn this article: Catholic, liturgy, Vatican
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Catégorie : DocumentsDans cet article : Catholic, liturgy, Vatican

New mandate for the Anglican-Lutheran International Commission

 — April 27, 200427 avril 2004

The Anglican Consultative Council and the Lutheran World Federation, in accordance with the resolutions of the Twelfth Meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council in Hong Kong in September 2002, and the commitments of the Tenth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation in Winnipeg in July 2003, approve the establishment of a new Anglican-Lutheran International Commission (ALIC), with the following mandate.
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Posted: Apr. 27, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2272
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Lutheran
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Lutheran

The holiness of the Church on earth

 — April 29, 200429 avril 2004

By Nicholas Jesson In today’s Vatican Information Service (VIS), a report of the ad limina visit of some U.S. bishops to Rome can be found. The pope will be speaking to each group of U.S. bishops as they visit over the coming months, and it has been announced that he will be speaking to them
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Posted: Apr. 29, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=105
Categories: OpinionIn this article: church, holiness, John Paul II, pope
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Catégorie : OpinionDans cet article : church, holiness, John Paul II, pope

Le Centre Canadien d’Oecuménisme fête ses 40 ans!

 — May 1, 20041 mai 2004

Numéro 7, mai 2004 Le Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme fête ses 40 ans! En octobre 1963 le Père Irénée Beaubien, s.j., a fondé le Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme à Montréal. Pendant quatre décennies le Centre a fidèlement porté la mission du rapprochement entre tous les chrétiens et chrétiennes et l’ouverture au dialogue avec d’autres religions. C’est avec
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Posted: May 1, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=106
Categories: Conferences
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Catégorie : Conferences

The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism Celebrates 40 Years!

 — May 1, 20041 mai 2004

Issue No. 7, May 2004 The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism Celebrates 40 Years! In October 1963 Father Irenée Beaubien s.j., founded the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism. For four decades the Centre has carried on its mission faithfully and has fostered reconciliation between Christians as well as dialogue with other religious traditions. This year we celebrate
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Posted: May 1, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=107
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme, events
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Catégorie : ConferencesDans cet article : Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme, events

Commentary: “Called Together to Be Peacemakers”

 — May 14, 200414 mai 2004

This Report could be a wonderfully helpful instrument for Mennonites and Roman Catholics on the local level. If, with proper guidance, small groups dare to tackle the Report, they will find it a treasury of new understanding and wisdom that will help them “grow together” as sisters and brothers in Christ.
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Posted: May 14, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2219
Categories: OpinionIn this article: Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, Mennonite, Mennonite World Conference, peace
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Catégorie : OpinionDans cet article : Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, Mennonite, Mennonite World Conference, peace

Sister E. Anne Keffer is installed as Directing Deaconess of the ELCA Deaconess Community

Anne Keffer elected as Directing Deaconess in the ELCA

 — May 21, 200421 mai 2004

The Ninth Biennial Assembly was a significant moment in the 120-year history of the Deaconess Community of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). After more than a year without a motherhouse or a directing deaconess, the community met May 14-17 here at the Cenacle Retreat House and elected Sister E. Anne Keffer to a four-year term as its directing deaconess.

The Deaconess Community is a community of lay women consecrated by the church to a ministry of Word and service. Sisters in the community work in a variety of settings such as health care, Christian education and social services.

Deaconesses are theologically trained and professionally prepared for their careers. They are called to ministry by congregations and synods of the ELCA and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC).
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Posted: May 21, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4811
Categories: ELCA NewsIn this article: Prairie Centre for Ecumenism
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Catégorie : ELCA NewsDans cet article : Prairie Centre for Ecumenism

International Commission of the Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue

 — June 28, 200428 juin 2004

[ACNS 3847] The International Commission of the Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue met in the International Study Centre, Canterbury Cathedral, in the United Kingdom, from Monday, June 21st – Friday, June 25th, 2004. The Commission is composed of representatives of the Orthodox Churches and of the Anglican Communion. The Dialogue began its work by exploring theological and
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Posted: June 28, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=108
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Orthodox
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Orthodox

Joint Declaration by John Paul II and Bartholomew I

 — July 1, 20041 juil. 2004

Here is a translation of the Joint Declaration signed by John Paul II and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople and published today.
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Posted: July 1, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2204
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Bartholomew I, Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, ecumenism, John Paul II, Orthodox, patriarch, pope
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Bartholomew I, Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, ecumenism, John Paul II, Orthodox, patriarch, pope

Déclaration commune : Pour un monde plus humain

 — July 1, 20041 juil. 2004

Voici le texte intégral de la Déclaration commune signée par le pape Jean-Paul II et le patriarche œcuménique Bartholomaios Ier au terme de la visite de celui-ci au Vatican.
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Posted: July 1, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2205
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Bartholomew I, Christian unity, dialogue, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, ecumenism, John Paul II, Orthodox, patriarch, pope
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Bartholomew I, Christian unity, dialogue, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, ecumenism, John Paul II, Orthodox, patriarch, pope

Feminism, Vatican-style

 — August 7, 20047 aoüt 2004

Rome’s new document on men and women shows that feminists and the Church have more in common than perhaps either realises, but Catholic theology has yet to describe the sacramental nature of women.
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Posted: Aug. 7, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6756
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Catholic, Christian feminism, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, theological anthropology, theology, women
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Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Catholic, Christian feminism, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, theological anthropology, theology, women

From September 30th until October 4th, The Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, will be paying his first official visit to the churches of Canada.
Le Rév. Samuel Kobia, secrétaire général du Conseil œcuménique des Églises, sera parmi nous du 30 septembre au 4 octobre; il s'agira de sa première visite officielle aux Églises du Canada.

Le secrétaire général du Conseil œcuménique des églises visite le Canada

 — September 28, 200428 sept. 2004

Le Rév. Samuel Kobia, secrétaire général du Conseil œcuménique des Églises, sera parmi nous du 30 septembre au 4 octobre; il s’agira de sa première visite officielle aux Églises du Canada.

M. Kobia se rendra d’abord à Winnipeg, où il prononcera une allocution publique sur le thème de « l’œcuménisme au 21e siècle » à l’université de Winnipeg. L’après-midi du 30 septembre, il rencontrera des dirigeants autochtones.

À Toronto, il rencontrera diverses organsations ecclésiales et prendra la parole lors d’un dîner pour les dirigeants des Églises canadiennes. Le samedi 2 octobre à 10 heures, il prononcera l’allocution thématique lors d’une conférence publique parrainée par la Toronto School of Theology et le Centre canadien d’œcuménisme à Emmanuel College, Toronto School of Theology. Son allocution aura pour thème « L’impact des relations interreligieuses sur la théologie et la pratique de l’œcuménisme classique.»

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Posted: Sept. 28, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=109
Categories: NewsIn this article: 2004, Canada, Samuel Kobia, WCC
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : 2004, Canada, Samuel Kobia, WCC

From September 30th until October 4th, The Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, will be paying his first official visit to the churches of Canada.
Le Rév. Samuel Kobia, secrétaire général du Conseil œcuménique des Églises, sera parmi nous du 30 septembre au 4 octobre; il s'agira de sa première visite officielle aux Églises du Canada.

The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches visits Canada

 — September 28, 200428 sept. 2004

From September 30th until October 4th, The Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, will be paying his first official visit to the churches of Canada.

Dr. Kobia will begin his visit in Winnipeg where he will give a public lecture on the topic of ‘Ecumenism in the 21st century’ at the University of Winnipeg. In the afternoon of September 30th he will meet with aboriginal leaders.

In Toronto, Dr. Kobia will meet with various church houses and speak at a dinner for the church leaders of Canada. On Saturday, October 2nd, he will give the theme address at a public lecture, at 10:00 a.m., sponsored by Toronto School of Theology and the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism at Emmanuel College, Toronto School of Theology. The topic of his address will be ‘The Impact of Inter-Faith Relationships on the Theology and Practice of Classical Ecumenism’.
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Posted: Sept. 28, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=110
Categories: NewsIn this article: 2004, Canada, Samuel Kobia, WCC
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : 2004, Canada, Samuel Kobia, WCC

Regional news

 — September 30, 200430 sept. 2004

West Light and Shadows: Ecumenical Relations in an Interim Context was the title of a lecture given April 29 at Campion College in Regina by Rev. Dan Bolen, a priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina who is currently on the Staff of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in Rome. The talk
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Posted: Sept. 30, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=111
Categories: CCEIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme
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Catégorie : CCEDans cet article : Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme

National news

 — September 30, 200430 sept. 2004

A campaign to raise public awareness about violence against Aboriginal women, an estimated five hundred of whom have disappeared over the past twenty years, has been launched by Canadian churches. Called Sisters in Spirit, the campaign was inaugurated in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, on 22 March by the United and Anglican Churches, and the Native Women’s
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Posted: Sept. 30, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=112
Categories: CCEIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme
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Catégorie : CCEDans cet article : Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme

International news

 — September 30, 200430 sept. 2004

The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission has produced a new document on the Blessed Virgin Mary that it hopes will advance the cause of communion. The Commission submitted the document entitled “Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ” to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and to the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury together with the Anglican
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Posted: Sept. 30, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=113
Categories: CCEIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme, Islam
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Nouvelles régionales

 — September 30, 200430 sept. 2004

Ouest « Ombre et lumière : les relations œcuméniques dans un contexte intérimaire » était le titre d’une conférence donnée le 29 avril au Campion College de Regina par Don Bolen, prêtre catholique de l’archidiocèse de Regina et membre du personnel du Conseil pontifical pour la promotion de l’unité chrétienne à Rome. La conférence était
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Posted: Sept. 30, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=114
Categories: CCEIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme
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Catégorie : CCEDans cet article : Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme

Nouvelles nationales

 — September 30, 200430 sept. 2004

Les Églises canadiennes ont lancé une campagne en vue de sensibiliser l’opinion publique à la violence perpétrée contre les femmes autochtones. Selon les estimations, cinq cent d’entre elles ont disparu ou ont été assassinées au Canada ces vingt dernières années. La campagne Sisters in Spirit était lancée dans la capitale canadienne, Ottawa, le 22 mars,
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Posted: Sept. 30, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=115
Categories: CCEIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme
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Catégorie : CCEDans cet article : Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme

Nouvelles internationales

 — September 30, 200430 sept. 2004

La 5e déclaration commune produite par la Commission internationale mixte anglicane-catholique romaine, consacrée à la place de Marie dans la vie et la doctrine de l’Église et aux dogmes mariaux de l’Immaculée conception et de l’Assomption, a été soumise pour approbation au Conseil pontifical pour la promotion de l’unité des chrétiens, à l’archevêque de Cantorbéry,
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Posted: Sept. 30, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=116
Categories: CCEIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme
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Catégorie : CCEDans cet article : Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme

Sister Kay finds freedom in faith

 — October 2, 20042 oct. 2004

Sister Katherine MacDonald, or Sister Kay, sees herself as moving gently into retirement, no small feat for a woman whose 70-plus years of Christian service and achievement could fill a book. MacDonald was born and educated in Saskatoon. She earned a B.Ed. and a BA in History and English at the U of S, and
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Posted: Oct. 2, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6123
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, interfaith, Saskatoon
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, interfaith, Saskatoon

Churches sign agreement for shared ministry at St. Michael’s Retreat

 — October 5, 20045 oct. 2004

by Jana G. Pruden, Regina Leader Post [Lumsden, SK] On a day that celebrates the life of St. Francis of Assisi, four Christian church groups came together in an agreement that would have made him proud. Representatives of the Anglican Church, Roman Catholic Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church and Franciscan Friars met Monday on St. Francis’s
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Posted: Oct. 5, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6230
Categories: NewsIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism, shared ministry
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, ecumenism, shared ministry

Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, visiting the Conference of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

ELCA Bishops, Vatican Leader, Reflect On Joint Declaration

 — October 8, 20048 oct. 2004

The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification — a significant document for Lutherans and Catholics signed in 1999 in Augsburg, Germany — “should not remain a paper and a ‘dead’ letter,” said Cardinal Walter Kasper. The document “must become known, lived out and become a reality in the body of the church,” he said.

Kasper, president, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, The Vatican, made the comment in an Oct. 2 address to the Conference of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The Conference of Bishops is an advisory body of the church, consisting of the church’s 65 synod bishops, presiding bishop and secretary. It met here Sept. 30-Oct. 4. ELCA synod vice presidents, meeting here simultaneously with the conference, met with the bishops Oct. 2.

Cardinal Kasper’s visit was in recognition of the 5th anniversary of the signing of the Joint Declaration on Oct. 31, 1999. Kasper also noted this is also the 40th anniversary year of the Second Vatican Council, convened by Pope John XXIII. “Vatican II” marked a fundamental shift toward the modern Catholic Church and emphasized ecumenism.
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Posted: Oct. 8, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4813
Categories: ELCA News
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Catégorie : ELCA News

Statement by the Primate of Central Africa on the Windsor Report 2004

 — October 18, 200418 oct. 2004

I welcome the publication of the Windsor Report. I was privileged to be part of the Lambeth Commission, and despite some very honest exchanges, we were able to come together as a Commission to offer what I believe represents a genuine way forward for the future of the Anglican Communion.

The report we have agreed now offers to our brothers and sisters in Christ very real ways in which we could begin to strengthen our common life in the Lord, and to strengthen the workings of the Instruments of Unity so that they will be able to function more effectively in drawing our forty-four churches into greater interdependence and mutual life.
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Posted: Oct. 18, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=9343
Categories: ACNS, CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican Communion, human sexuality, Lambeth Commission
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Catégorie : ACNS, CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican Communion, human sexuality, Lambeth Commission

Letter from Archbishop Eames to the Archbishop of Canterbury on the Windsor Report 2004

 — October 18, 200418 oct. 2004

I have the honour to submit to you the Report of the Lambeth Commission on Communion, entitled ‘The Windsor Report 2004’. In the last twelve months, we have laboured hard and prayerfully listened to all shades of opinion across the Anglican Communion, and have been able to come to a common mind on a diagnosis for the current situation in the life of the Communion, and the remedies which could be offered.

We have made a remarkable journey. The Commission members had strongly held and differing opinions on both the presenting issues and their underlying causes, and we have not been afraid to discuss those views openly and honestly in our work. But equal to all of this is our central belief that the forty-four churches of the Anglican Communion belong together in witness and common mission for the sake of the Gospel, and this has helped us to develop a set of unanimous recommendations.
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Posted: Oct. 18, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=9337
Categories: ACNS, CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican Communion, human sexuality, Lambeth Commission
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Catégorie : ACNS, CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican Communion, human sexuality, Lambeth Commission

The Luther Rose

ELCA, LCMS Leaders Discuss Church Dialogues, Key Issues

 — October 19, 200419 oct. 2004

Top leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) discussed a wide variety of topics in a meeting here Oct. 14, including the possibility that both could be part of a new round of theological dialogues with the Roman Catholic Church.

The subject was discussed in the Committee on Lutheran Cooperation (CLC), hosted here by the ELCA. Participants included the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, ELCA presiding bishop, and the Rev. Gerald B. Kieschnick, LCMS president, St. Louis.

The Rev. Randall R. Lee, director, ELCA Department for Ecumenical Affairs, and assistant to the presiding bishop, reported on the ELCA’s church-to-church dialogues, including the recently concluded 10th round of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue in the United States. The two churches released a statement this year, “The Church as Koinonia of Salvation: Its Structures and Ministries.” A proposed topic for the next round of talks is “Hope for Eternal Life,” Lee said.

“Regardless of the topic, we are interested in being full participants in the discussion [in the next round],” said the Rev. Samuel H. Nafzger, executive director, LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations.
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Posted: Oct. 19, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4818
Categories: ELCA News
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Catégorie : ELCA News

Dr. Stuart E. Brown, director of the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism
Dr. Stuart E. Brown, directeur du Centre canadien d'œcuménisme

Le Centre Canadien annonce leur nouveau directeur

 — October 19, 200419 oct. 2004

Le Conseil d’administration du Centre canadien d’œcuménisme est heureux d’annoncer la nomination de M. Stuart E. Brown comme directeur du Centre, il est entré en fonction le 1er octobre. Originaire de Colombie-Britannique, M. Brown détient une maîtrise et un doctorat en études islamiques de l’université McGill de Montréal. Au cours de sa carrière, qui s’est déroulée au Canada ainsi qu’aux États-Unis, en Angleterre, en Suisse, en Inde, en Australie et dans nombre de pays africains, il a enseigné et écrit sur divers aspects de l’Islam et du dialogue interreligieux ainsi que sur l’histoire et l’avenir de l’œcuménisme.

M. Brown a été secrétaire du programme des relations entre chrétiens et musulmans au sein de l’équipe responsable du dialogue interreligieux du Conseil œcuménique des Églises, à Genève, de 1983 à 1988, et secrétaire général du Conseil canadien des Églises de 1988 à 1993. Il parle couramment l’anglais, le français et l’arabe et lit l’allemand, l’italien, l’espagnol, le swahili et le turc. Sa femme Margaret et lui ont quatre enfants et cinq petits-enfants. M. Brown est le premier anglican et le premier laïc à détenir le poste de directeur du Centre canadien d’œcuménisme.
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Posted: Oct. 19, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=117
Categories: NewsIn this article: Stuart Brown
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Stuart Brown

Dr. Stuart E. Brown, director of the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism
Dr. Stuart E. Brown, directeur du Centre canadien d'œcuménisme

New director at Canadian Centre for Ecumenism

 — October 19, 200419 oct. 2004

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism is pleased to announce that Dr. Stuart E. Brown has taken up the duties of Director of the Centre as of the 1st of October. From British Columbia, Dr. Brown holds an MA and a PhD in Islamic Studies from McGill University. In Canada, the United States, England, Switzerland, India, Australia, and numerous African countries, he has taught and written on various aspects of Islam and interfaith dialogue as well as on the history and future of ecumenism.

Dr. Brown was Program Secretary for Christian-Muslim Relations in the Department of Dialogue with People of Living Faiths at the World Council of Churches in Geneva from 1983-1988 and General Secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches from 1988-1993. He is fluent in English, French, and Arabic and reads German, Italian, Spanish, Swahili, and Turkish. Dr. Brown and his wife, Margaret, have four adult children and five grandchildren. His appointment as Director of the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism marks the first time an Anglican or layperson has held this post.
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Posted: Oct. 19, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=118
Categories: NewsIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme, Stuart Brown
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme, Stuart Brown

Statement on the Windsor Report 2004 from the Primate of All Nigeria

 — October 20, 200420 oct. 2004

I welcome the sincerity and hard work of those who have prepared ‘The Windsor Report 2004‘. After an initial reading it is clear to me that the report falls far short of the prescription needed for this current crisis. It fails to confront the reality that a small, economically privileged group of people has sought to subvert the Christian faith and impose their new and false doctrine on the wider community of faithful believers. We have watched in sadness as sisters and brothers who have sought to maintain their allegiance to the faith once delivered to the saints have been marginalized and persecuted for their faith. We have been filled with grief as we have witnessed the decline of the North American Church that was once filled with missionary zeal and yet now seems determined to bury itself in a deadly embrace with the spirit of the age. Instead of a clear call for repentance we have been offered warm words of sentimentality for those who have shown no godly sorrow for their actions and harsh words of condemnation for those who have reached out a helping hand to friends in need of pastoral and spiritual care.
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Posted: Oct. 20, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=9341
Categories: ACNS, CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican Communion, human sexuality, Lambeth Commission, Peter Akinola
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Catégorie : ACNS, CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican Communion, human sexuality, Lambeth Commission, Peter Akinola

Statement by the Primates’ Standing Committee on the Windsor Report 2004

 — October 20, 200420 oct. 2004

The Primates’ Standing Committee, meeting in London, between 18 and 20 October, 2004, received the Windsor Report at the same time that copies of the report were circulated to the Primates at 9.00am prior to its publication at 12 noon here in London.

We would like to begin by thanking Archbishop Robin Eames and his Commission, together with the staff who supported them, for the hard work and dedication which is represented by this document. The Commission members came from a wide range of geographical backgrounds, and brought many different perspectives to their work. That they have been able to commend this report unanimously to the members of the Anglican Communion is a sign of hope to our Communion. If there is a real desire to walk together in our discipleship of Christ, then a course can be plotted to maintain the highest degree of Communion possible, in spite of differences about the way in which Christ’s Gospel is to be interpreted in a diverse and troubled world.
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Posted: Oct. 20, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=9339
Categories: ACNS, CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican Communion, human sexuality, Lambeth Commission
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Catégorie : ACNS, CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican Communion, human sexuality, Lambeth Commission

Centre for Ecumenism draws on new resources

 — October 30, 200430 oct. 2004

The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism has much to celebrate: new premises, a new director, and 20 years of bringing people of faith together. Board member Rev. Hugh Farmer says the location change has been in the works for a while, but the actual move from Second Avenue began in May. PCE‘s new home is the
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Posted: Oct. 30, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6019
Categories: NewsIn this article: Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon

Details of Windsor Report Reception Process announced

 — November 5, 20045 nov. 2004

The Most Revd Peter Kwong, Primate of Hong Kong, today released the first details of the reception process being adopted by the Reception Reference Group appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury in conjunction with the Primates’ Standing Committee on the 20 October this year, following the publication of the Windsor Report 2004 in London on 18 October.

Full details will be placed on the Anglican Communion web site in the coming week.

“There will be three major threads to the process that the group are adopting”, the Archbishop commented, “First, we shall be using the official channels of the Anglican Communion to undertake consultation with the provinces and churches of the Anglican Communion, its official commissions and networks. This will also include approaches to Anglican mission agencies and ecumenical partners.”
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Posted: Nov. 5, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=9348
Categories: ACNS, CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican Communion, Windsor Process
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Catégorie : ACNS, CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican Communion, Windsor Process

Episcopal Church of Burundi statement on the Windsor Report

 — November 12, 200412 nov. 2004

The Episcopal Church of Burundi wishes to express appreciation for the Windsor Report, and to congratulate the Lambeth Commission that produced it. It is an interesting, coherent, and sensitive report that challenges the Communion to dialogue constructively as a way forward.

The Episcopal Church of Burundi remains totally committed to the Anglican Communion and will continue to endeavour to “keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3). We should always be mindful of the Gospel imperative to maintain unity and communion that is rooted in truth and love.
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Posted: Nov. 12, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=9346
Categories: ACNS, CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican Communion, human sexuality, Lambeth Commission
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Catégorie : ACNS, CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican Communion, human sexuality, Lambeth Commission

Unity on a knife edge

 — November 20, 200420 nov. 2004

The Christian Churches face a crisis in ecumenism. Before rapprochement with other faiths becomes possible, they must overcome their own differences

There are four areas which are crucial to Christianity within the next 20 years and which have to be faced by all Christians. They will certainly be among the main challenges facing the next pope.

The first is the de-christianisation of Europe. How extraordinary that in the space of 50 years the secularist culture of Europe should have gained such sway, especially at a time when, around the world, the Enlightenment prediction that religion would become merely a private affair seems to have been so misplaced. The rise of an assertive Islam, with all its huge challenges, speaks for itself, as does the new popularity of religious practice in the former Soviet Union. The crucial 2 per cent or 3 per cent margin which handed victory to President Bush is being attributed to the newly galvanised ranks of evangelical Christians in the United States. In Africa, Asia and Latin America, the Churches are expanding fast. Even in our old, tired Europe, religious belief is exerting a new fascination among the young, as is evident in the increased take-up of RE at A-level and theology at university.
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Posted: Nov. 20, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6676
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism, Second Vatican Council
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Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Christian unity, ecumenism, Second Vatican Council