Archive for 2007

Archive pour 2007

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LWF Affirms Historic Statement on Episcopal Ministry

After eight years of preparation, the Council of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), meeting in Lund, Sweden, from 20 to 27 March, adopted a historic statement on the episcopal ministry.

The full title of the statement is Episcopal Ministry within the Apostolicity of the Church – The Lund Statement by the Lutheran World Federation – A Communion of Churches. It has been developed as a clarification of how the Lutheran churches understand the character and purpose of the ministry of oversight in the church, paying particular attention to how this ministry serves the church’s apostolicity – its continuity with Christ and the apostles.
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Posted: April 2, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2262
Categories: NewsIn this article: episcopé, Lutheran, Lutheran World Federation
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : episcopé, Lutheran, Lutheran World Federation


L’Arche Ecumenical Prayer Night

All are invited to an ecumenical Friends of L’Arche Prayer Night, hosted by the L’Arche Saskatoon Project, on Tuesday, April 3 from 7:00-7:45 pm in the chapel at Queen’s House (601 Taylor St. W). We will be participating in a liturgy of the washing of one another’s feet. L’Arche Saskatoon Project is part of an international network of communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together in the spirit of the Gospel and of the Beatitudes that Jesus preached. For more information, contact Wyndham Thiessen at 262-7243 or Robert and Margaret Sanche at 374-5501.
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Posted: April 3, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=308 In this article: events, L'Arche, prayer Transmis : 3 avril 2007 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=308 Dans cet article : events, L'Arche, prayer


Social Justice Institute – May 3 – 5, 2007

Social Justice Institute 2007: Whose Story? Whose Justice? Imagining Alternatives – with keynote speakers Lee Cormie, Paul Hansen, Kathy Vandergrift, and several other workshop options. This ecumenical event will be held at Newman Theological College, Edmonton. Overnight accomodation, meals available. For brochure with agenda, registration form, more information contact 780-467-2833 or email: sji2007 [at] telus [dot] net.
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Posted: April 5, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=309
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: events, justice
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Catégorie : ConferencesDans cet article : events, justice


Women under fire

Film of captured female sailor Faye Turney shown on Iranian television has highlighted concerns about the increasing number of women forces personnel at risk of abuse and exploitation by an enemy. But they are here to stay

The headlines said it all: warrior, mother, pawn. They were referring to the plight of Leading Seaman Faye Turney, the 26-year-old ship’s boat crewman from the frigate HMS Cornwall, seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the upper Gulf on 23 March along with seven Royal Marines and seven fellow sailors.

Manipulating Faye Turney seems to be central to the tactics of her captors, whoever they really are in the baffling mosaic of intrigue and loyalties in the Revolutionary Guard and the dwindling circle of militant student followers of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian President. They certainly appear to be more disturbed over her role as a woman serving on operations with a British man-o’-war than that of her commanders.
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Posted: April 7, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6625
Categories: The Tablet
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Sustainability and Faith

A forum on religions’ contribution to a sustainable Saskatoon will be held April 12-13 at Nutana Park Mennonite Church, 1701 Ruth Street. Road Map 2020 and Multi-Faith Saskatoon are collaborating to present a forum on sustainability and faith.
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Posted: April 12, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=310 In this article: environment, events, interfaith, Saskatoon Transmis : 12 avril 2007 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=310 Dans cet article : environment, events, interfaith, Saskatoon


Report sets stage for closer relations between Catholics, Anglicans

Church unity hasn’t happened yet, but Catholics and Anglicans have a new list of concrete suggestions for ways to bring the two churches closer. A joint commission of Catholic and Anglican bishops has produced a 42-page report which aims “to bridge the gap between the elements of faith we hold in common and the tangible expression of that shared belief in our ecclesial lives.” The result of work by theologians and bishops in North America, Europe and Australia, Growing Together in Unity and Mission summarizes the agreements reached in 40 years of Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue, setting out common belief in the Trinity, the church as communion in mission, Scripture, Baptism, Eucharist, ministry, authority in the church, discipleship and holiness, and the Blessed Virgin Mary. It also sets out in eight boxed sections areas of disagreement. The disagreements take up 15 of the 126 numbered paragraphs in the document.
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Posted: April 13, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=7005
Categories: Catholic Register, DialogueIn this article: Anglican, Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, IARCCUM, mission, witness
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Catégorie : Catholic Register, DialogueDans cet article : Anglican, Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, IARCCUM, mission, witness


New papal reflection on evolution

On Wednesday April 11, Pope Benedict XVI published a new book in German on the subject of creation and evolution. The book apparently arises out of the Schülerkreis, a group of his graduate students that continue to meet with him each fall. The annual gatherings have attracted a great deal of attention since Benedict was elected pope, particularly because the participants — each a former student of Benedict — represent some of the most well-known and highly-regarded theologians in Germany and around the world. In 2006 the gathering was held at Castel Gandolfo on the subject of creation and evolution.

It should be remembered that, in his 1950 encyclical Humanae Generis, Pope Pius XII taught that the “hypothesis” of evolution does not conflict with Catholic faith so long as it does not deny “that the spiritual soul is immediately created by God.” In 1996, John Paul II went further and stated that new knowledge leads to the recognition that the theory of evolution is more than an hypothesis. He pointed out, as many biologists would also insist, that there are “theories” of evolution rather than one theory.
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Posted: April 13, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=311
Categories: NewsIn this article: Benedict XVI, books, creation, evolution, Joseph Ratzinger
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“Together, Christians can…”

This article deals with the first chapter of cardinal Walter Kasper’s booklet “A Handbook of Spiritual Ecumenism” (HSE). The chapter is entitled “Deepening Christian Faith,” and is laid out in two parts. Paragraphs are numbered, making consultation and reference easier.

The first part of this chapter bears the title “The Word of God in Sacred Scripture,” and provides us with much teaching and encouragement. The focus is on how the Word of God in the bible can help Christians come closer to each other: “Everything that can be done to make members of the Churches and Ecclesial Communities read the Word of God, and to do that together when possible… reinforces this bond of unity that already unites them, helps them to be open to the unifying action of God and strengthens the common witness to the saving Word of God which they give to the world.” (at the start of the chapter).
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Posted: April 13, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=3107
Categories: Reconciliation & unityIn this article: spiritual ecumenism, Walter Kasper
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Still We Rise!

The Saskatoon Children’s Choir (SCC), under the direction of Artistic Director Phoebe Voigts, presents its annual spring concert “Still We Rise!” Friday, April 20, 7:30 pm at Third Avenue United Church in Saskatoon.

The performance, featuring the 125 voices of the award-winning Saskatoon Children’s Choir and accompanist Michelle Aalders, will present an international repertoire focused on HIV and AIDS awareness.

Also included on the program are works by contemporary Canadian composers Imant Raminsh, Peter Tiefenbach and Stephen Hatfield, as well as classical folk and choral literature. Tickets are $15.00 and are available at McNally Robinson Booksellers or at the door. Reserved seating.

For more information about the choir, check the choir website at www.saskatoonchildrenschoir.org
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Posted: April 20, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=312
Categories: NewsIn this article: HIV/AIDS, Saskatoon
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : HIV/AIDS, Saskatoon


Yom Ha’Shoah – Holocaust Memorial 2007

The annual Holocaust Memorial presentation will be on Sunday, April 22nd at 1:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Centre, 7115 McKinnon Avenue, Saskatoon. The keynote speaker will be Isaac Gottfried, who was born in Poland in 1925, and is a Holocaust survivor. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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Posted: April 22, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=313
Categories: NewsIn this article: Judaism, Saskatoon, Shoah
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Judaism, Saskatoon, Shoah


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