Archive for 2006

Archive pour 2006

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Walter Altmann: Greater communion, not minimalist agenda

[WCC News] The newly-elected moderator of the World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee speaks in this interview about the beauty of the ecumenical vision and the enthusiasm it engenders, the scandal of divisions between Christians, and his dream of churches which allow themselves to be renewed so as to experience the unity of the
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Posted: August 22, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=4899
Categories: WCC News
Transmis : 22 aoüt 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=4899
Catégorie : WCC News


Anthony Mansour: our new director

The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism has a new director, effective August 1st. Anthony Mansour, the successful candidate, comes to the CCE from an extensive background in management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Québec; an MBA from Southeastern University in Washington, DC; and a certificate in Orthodox theology from the Université de Sherbrooke in Longueuil, Québec. He has also served for 11 years as a reserve officer with the Canadian Air Force and holds both Canadian and US pilot licenses. He has two children, Brent (12) and Elizabeth (10). A member of the Orthodox Church in America, he serves as sub-deacon at The Sign of the Theotokos, an OCA parish in Montréal. He is fluent in both English and French.
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Posted: August 24, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=259
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anthony Mansour, Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme, Orthodox
Transmis : 24 aoüt 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=259
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anthony Mansour, Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme, Orthodox


Anthony Mansour : directeur exécutif

Le centre canadien d’œcuménisme est heureux d’annoncer la nomination de Anthony Mansour au poste de directeur exécutif du Centre. M. Mansour possède une vaste expérience d’homme d’affaires. Il tient une licence dans la physique de Bishop’s University dans Lennoxville, Québec ; un MBA de Southeastern University à Washington, C.C ; et un certificat en théologie
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Posted: August 25, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=260
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anthony Mansour, Orthodox
Transmis : 25 aoüt 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=260
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anthony Mansour, Orthodox


Adventists and Evangelicals Meet in Dialogue

Representatives of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church and the World Evangelical Alliance met in dialogue August 8-11, 2006 on the campus of the International Baptist Theological Seminary, located in Prague, Czech Republic. Although informal contacts had occurred during the past 50 years, this was the first official meeting of the two groups. The purposes of the dialogue were to gain a clearer understanding of the theological positions of each body; to clarify matters of misunderstanding; to discuss frankly areas of agreement and disagreement on a Biblical basis; and to explore possible areas of cooperation.
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Posted: September 1, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=261
Categories: Dialogue, NewsIn this article: Evangelicals, Seventh-day Adventist, World Evangelical Alliance
Transmis : 1 septembre 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=261
Catégorie : Dialogue, NewsDans cet article : Evangelicals, Seventh-day Adventist, World Evangelical Alliance


Adventistes et évangéliques se rencontrent lors d’un dialogue

(Prague, République tchèque — WEA/APD) Des représentants de l’Eglise adventiste du septième jour au niveau mondial et de l’Alliance Mondiale Évangélique (WEA) se sont rencontrés pour un dialogue du 8 au 11 août 2006 sur le campus du Séminaire baptiste international, situé à Prague, République tchèque. Bien que des contacts informels aient eu lieu au cours des 50 dernières années, c’était la première rencontre officielle de ces deux groupes. Les objectifs de ce dialogue étaient : d’arriver à une compréhension plus claire despositions théologiques de chacun de ces groupes ; de clarifier des malentendus ; de discuter avec franchise et sur une base biblique les points d’accord et de désaccord ; et d’explorer des domaines possibles de collaboration.
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Posted: September 4, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=262
Categories: Dialogue, NewsIn this article: Evangelicals, Seventh-day Adventist, World Evangelical Alliance
Transmis : 4 septembre 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=262
Catégorie : Dialogue, NewsDans cet article : Evangelicals, Seventh-day Adventist, World Evangelical Alliance


Canterbury and Chief Rabbis sign historic agreement

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams and the Chief Rabbis of Israel, Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Chief Rabbi Yonah Metzger today signed a joint Declaration which sets out a framework for continuing dialogue between them. Dr Williams described the agreement as historic: “This is a most significant step in developing better mutual understanding and trust between the Anglican Communion and the Chief Rabbinate and worldwide Judaism.”
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Posted: September 5, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=263
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Anglican, Church of England, interfaith, Israel, Judaism, Palestine, statements
Transmis : 5 septembre 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=263
Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Anglican, Church of England, interfaith, Israel, Judaism, Palestine, statements


World’s Religions after September 11: A Global Congress

A global gathering will be held in Montreal from 11-15 September 2006. The Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, which convened the meeting of the latest Parliament in Barcelona in 2004, has officially recognized this global congress as a Post-Parliament event. For detailed information visit the website of the Global Congress or contact
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Posted: September 11, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=264
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions, interfaith
Transmis : 11 septembre 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=264
Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions, interfaith


Anglican-Muslim dialogue affirms religious freedom

The recent controversy over cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed has exposed a disagreement between Western secular democracies and the Muslim community over appropriate limits on public expression. Agreement on when or whether there should be limits on free speech remains elusive. Such an agreement appears to be developing between Anglicans and Muslims, at least if a report released today is accurate. In a dialogue meeting last week between delegates of the Anglican Communion and the Al-Azhar Al-Sharif Permanent Committee for Dialogue with Monotheistic Religions, the participants reportedly found consensus on the right to comprehensive religious freedom and on the related problem of limiting public expression.
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Posted: September 13, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=265
Categories: Communiqué, Dialogue, NewsIn this article: Anglican, cartoon controversy, interfaith, Islam
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Catégorie : Communiqué, Dialogue, NewsDans cet article : Anglican, cartoon controversy, interfaith, Islam


ARC forum on Mary – Sept 28

The Anglican Roman Catholic Dialogue of Canada invites you to attend a forum on the ARCIC Agreed Statement “Mary, Grace and Hope in Christ” on Thursday, September 28, 2006, 7:30 pm at Montreal Diocesan College, 3473 University St., Montreal. Presentations and responses will be given by two members of the dialogue: Dr. Catherine Clifford, Professor of Theology, St. Paul University, Ottawa and the Rev’d Canon Kevin Flynn, Director of Anglican Studies, St. Paul University, Ottawa. Discussion and refreshments to follow with presenters and other members of the Anglican Roman Catholic Dialogue of Canada.
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Posted: September 14, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=266
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Anglican, ARCIC, Canada, Catholic, Christian unity, Mary
Transmis : 14 septembre 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=266
Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Anglican, ARCIC, Canada, Catholic, Christian unity, Mary


Forum de l’ARC sur Marie – 28 septembre

Le dialogue Anglican Catholique du Canada (ARC-Canada) tient un forum sur le rapport d’ARCIC « Marie : grâce et espérance dans le Christ » le jeudi 28 septembre 2006 à 19:30h chez Montreal Diocesan College, 3473 rue University, Montreal. Des présentations et les réponses seront données par Dr. Cathy Clifford, professeure de la théologie à l’Université Saint-Paul, Ottawa et le révérend Canon Kevin Flynn, directeur des études Anglican à l’Université Saint-Paul, Ottawa. Après les présentations, joindre svp les présentateurs et d’autres membres du l’ARC-Canada pour la discussion et les rafraîchissements.
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Posted: September 15, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=267
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Anglican, ARCIC, Canada, Catholic
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Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Anglican, ARCIC, Canada, Catholic


Evangelicals & Catholics Together in a culture of life

A new statement has been published by Evangelicals and Catholics Together, an ad-hoc group of theologians and church leaders headed by Charles Colson and Richard John Neuhaus. This text, entitled “That They May Have Life,” is the sixth statement issued by ECT since 1994. In their most recent offering, ECT returns its focus to public policy, morality, and the so-called “culture wars.” Seeking to promote dialogue within the US on the “culture of life,” the group affirms that they share common interests and concerns with those who oppose them. These include a common interest in the American experiment and a common humanity with its God-given capacity for reason. The text, which has the tone of a pastoral letter, appears to be interested in a dialogue between secular culture and Christians.

While this latest document is to be welcomed for its clear articulation of certain aspects of the “culture of life,” and for the continuing efforts of Evangelicals and Roman Catholics to speak together on issues of shared concern, it is disappointing for many of the same reasons that the first ECT statement was criticized. There is very little contribution made here to the ecumenical rapprochement between Evangelicals and Roman Catholics. Many of the issues that the participants agreed upon in this statement will divide them from others within their own churches. This statement will likely be received as just another contribution to the abortion debate by the Religious Right. To me, it seems like like they weren’t reaching high enough.
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Posted: September 20, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=268
Categories: Dialogue, Documents, Evangelical-Roman Catholic DialogueIn this article: Catholic, Christian unity, Evangelicals, Evangelicals and Catholics Together
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Catégorie : Dialogue, Documents, Evangelical-Roman Catholic DialogueDans cet article : Catholic, Christian unity, Evangelicals, Evangelicals and Catholics Together


After you say hello: going deeper in inter-church dialogue

The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism‘s Fall Workshop for Ecumenical Contacts will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at St. Francis RC Church, Saskatoon (Willow St. & Melrose Ave.) from 9:00 a.m. – noon. Our theme is “After you say hello: going deeper in inter-church dialogue.”
Lots of people can generate some enthusiasm for ‘surface’ ecumenism (occasional potlucks, an annual joint service, etc.), but how do you move yourself and your church from polite greetings to meaningful, lasting engagement? This can be particularly challenging for lay people who operate at varying distances from the centres of power in their churches. Sharing enthusiasm and tested ideas with us will be the Rev. Dr. Jim Halmarson, a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, who is serving with the Anglican parish of Christ Church, Saskatoon, and who also teaches at the Lutheran Theological Seminary.
The workshop forms part of the ongoing training and development of Ecumenical Contacts – people in parishes and congregations who accept the call to work for Christian unity and reconciliation – but it is open to anyone who is interested in the subject. Registration is from 8:30 am. There is no charge for the workshop (donations welcome). For further information call the PCE at 306-653-1633 or email pce@ecumenism.net.
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Posted: September 21, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=269 In this article: Christian unity, education, events, Saskatoon, theological education Transmis : 21 septembre 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=269 Dans cet article : Christian unity, education, events, Saskatoon, theological education


KAIROS Statement on the Canadian government’s Clean Air Act

For years, the Canadian churches have made care for the Earth an integral aspect of their justice work. There is no greater threat to our collective future than the destruction of the ecosystems upon which all life is dependent. Caring for Creation is a spiritual commitment to God that is not optional in our faith.
The Canadian government’s Clean Air Act announced on October 19 as the centerpiece of its so-called “Made in Canada” Green Plan for Canada lacks the vision and courage to seriously tackle climate change.
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Posted: October 20, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=270
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, climate change, ecology, environment, KAIROS, statements
Transmis : 20 octobre 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=270
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, climate change, ecology, environment, KAIROS, statements


Déclaration de KAIROS à propos de la qualité de l’air

Les Églises du Canada ont depuis des années fait du soin de la Terre une dimension intégrale de leur travail de promotion de la justice. Il n’est pas de plus grande menace pesant sur notre avenir commun que la destruction des écosystèmes dont dépend toute vie. Prendre soin de la création est un engagement spirituel envers Dieu que notre foi ne rend pas optionnel.
La Loi sur la qualité de l’air qu’annonçait le gouvernement canadien le 19 octobre, en faisant la pièce maîtresse de son soi-disant Plan vert « fait au Canada », manque de vision et de courage. Elle ne peut pas s’attaquer avec force au problème des changements climatiques.
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Posted: October 20, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=271
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, climate change, ecology, environment, KAIROS
Transmis : 20 octobre 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=271
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, climate change, ecology, environment, KAIROS


Workshop: After you say hello: going deeper in inter-church dialogue

The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism‘s Fall Workshop for Ecumenical Contacts will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at St. Francis RC Church, Saskatoon (Willow St. & Melrose Ave.) from 9:00 a.m. – noon. Our theme is “After you say hello: going deeper in inter-church dialogue.” Lots of people can generate some enthusiasm for ‘surface’
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Posted: October 21, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=272
Categories: ResourcesIn this article: events, Saskatoon
Transmis : 21 octobre 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=272
Catégorie : ResourcesDans cet article : events, Saskatoon


Open Letter to Pope Benedict XVI

Open Letter to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI by 38 Leading Muslim Scholars and Leaders.
In an unprecedented move, an open letter signed by 38 leading Muslim religious scholars and leaders around the world was sent to Pope Benedict XVI on Oct. 12, 2006. The letter, which is the outcome of a joint effort, was signed by top religious authorities. All the eight schools of thought and jurisprudence in Islam are represented by the signatories, including a woman scholar. In this respect the letter is unique in the history of interfaith relations.
The letter was sent, in a spirit of goodwill, to respond to some of the remarks made by the Pope during his lecture at the University of Regensburg on Sept. 12, 2006. The letter tackles the main substantive issues raised in his treatment of a debate between the medieval Emperor Manuel II Paleologus and an “educated Persian”, including reason and faith; forced conversion; “jihad” vs. “holy war”; and the relationship between Christianity and Islam. They engage the Pope on an intellectual level concerning these crucial topics–which go well beyond the controversial quotation of the emperor–pointing out what they see as mistakes and oversimplifications in the Pope’s own remarks about Islamic belief and practice.
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Posted: October 21, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=273
Categories: Dialogue, DocumentsIn this article: Benedict XVI, interfaith, Islam, Joseph Ratzinger, statements
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Catégorie : Dialogue, DocumentsDans cet article : Benedict XVI, interfaith, Islam, Joseph Ratzinger, statements


The Gospel of Mary Magdalene: Friends of Sophia fall program

A one woman musical entitled “The Gospel of Mary Magdalene” will be performed on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Andrew’s College Lounge. The musical play was written and composed, and will be performed, by Angie Tysseland. In the musical, the story, spirit, and songs of Mary Magdalene are sung and played with a contemporary spin. The original music is at times meditative, and at times quirky and lively.
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Posted: October 24, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=274 In this article: Christian feminism, events, Friends of Sophia Transmis : 24 octobre 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=274 Dans cet article : Christian feminism, events, Friends of Sophia


22nd annual Festival of Faith

Multi-Faith Saskatoon will present the 22nd Annual Festival of Faith on Oct. 29, 2:00 p.m., at Nutana Park Mennonite Church (1701 Ruth Street). More information will come later.

Posted: October 29, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=275 In this article: education, Festival of Faith, interfaith, multifaith, peace, prayer, Saskatoon Transmis : 29 octobre 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=275 Dans cet article : education, Festival of Faith, interfaith, multifaith, peace, prayer, Saskatoon


Creative Partnerships & Collaborative Action

The week of November 12-19 will be observed across Canada and around the world as Restorative Justice Week. The theme for 2006 is “Creative Partnerships & Collaborative Action.” This theme celebrates the expression of the creativity found within existing partnerships and challenges us to forge new and stronger ones. These new alliances provide an opportunity to introduce restorative justice principles, values, and initiatives to broader cross sections of Canadians.
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Posted: October 29, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=276
Categories: ResourcesIn this article: conflict, justice, resolution, restorative justice
Transmis : 29 octobre 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=276
Catégorie : ResourcesDans cet article : conflict, justice, resolution, restorative justice


Partenariats novateurs, collaboration solide

La semaine du 12 au 19 novembre est la Semaine de la justice réparatrice au Canada. Le thème de 2006 est Partenariats novateurs, collaboration solide. « Ce thème célèbre l’esprit d’innovation qui caractérise déjà certains partenariats existants. Il nous appelle à poursuivre nos efforts en établissant de nouveaux partenariats plus solides où tous les intervenants s’entraident
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Posted: October 29, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=277
Categories: NewsIn this article: events, justice
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : events, justice


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