Archive for 2004

Archive pour 2004

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

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: October 20, 2004 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=9341
Categories: ACNS, CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican Communion, human sexuality, Lambeth Commission, Peter Akinola
Transmis : 20 octobre 2004 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=9341
Catégorie : ACNS, CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican Communion, human sexuality, Lambeth Commission, Peter Akinola


Statement by the Primates’ Standing Committee on the Windsor Report 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: October 20, 2004 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=9339
Categories: ACNS, CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican Communion, human sexuality, Lambeth Commission
Transmis : 20 octobre 2004 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=9339
Catégorie : ACNS, CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican Communion, human sexuality, Lambeth Commission


Centre for Ecumenism draws on new resources

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: October 30, 2004 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6019
Categories: NewsIn this article: Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon
Transmis : 30 octobre 2004 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6019
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon


Details of Windsor Report Reception Process announced

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: November 5, 2004 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=9348
Categories: ACNS, CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican Communion, Windsor Process
Transmis : 5 novembre 2004 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=9348
Catégorie : ACNS, CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican Communion, Windsor Process


Episcopal Church of Burundi statement on the Windsor Report

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: November 12, 2004 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=9346
Categories: ACNS, CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican Communion, human sexuality, Lambeth Commission
Transmis : 12 novembre 2004 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=9346
Catégorie : ACNS, CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican Communion, human sexuality, Lambeth Commission


Unity on a knife edge

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: November 20, 2004 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6676
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism, Second Vatican Council
Transmis : 20 novembre 2004 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6676
Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Christian unity, ecumenism, Second Vatican Council


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