Archive for 2007

Archive pour 2007

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Anglicans & Catholics growing together in unity & mission

Growing Together in Unity and Mission: Building on 40 years of Anglican-Roman Catholic DialogueAn agreed statement entitled “Growing Together in Unity & Mission” was released today by the Anglican Communion Office and the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. The statement attempts to foster discussion and reflection on the work of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) over the past 40 years. However, the statement insists, “it is more than this: it is a call for action, based upon an honest appraisal of what has been achieved in our dialogue. Despite our present ‘imperfect communion’, there is, we feel, enough common ground to take seriously how we work together.”
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Posted: September 15, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=348
Categories: Dialogue, DocumentsIn this article: Anglican, Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, IARCCUM, statements
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Catégorie : Dialogue, DocumentsDans cet article : Anglican, Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, IARCCUM, statements


Evangelicals and Social Engagement

Evangelical theology stresses the importance of a personal relationship with God in Jesus Christ and sees the transformation of individuals as an important part of the transformation of the world. However, the notion of a purely privatized faith in which the gospel only affects individual, personal or family life but has no wider implications for society must be rejected as inadequate.
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Posted: September 15, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=349
Categories: NewsIn this article: environment, Evangelicals, justice, peace, social policy, statements, theology, World Evangelical Alliance
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : environment, Evangelicals, justice, peace, social policy, statements, theology, World Evangelical Alliance


American churches provide health care ministries

A groundbreaking survey of more than 6,000 American congregations reveals that churches spend a significant amount of time, energy and money in the ministries of health care. According to the survey, about 70 percent of responding churches provide direct health services, with 65 percent offering health education programs within their community. The survey defines direct services as provision of medical care to individuals by trained health care professionals.
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Posted: September 18, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=350
Categories: News
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Catégorie : News


Musicians for Peace

On September 21, the International Day of Peace, musicians from Saskatoon will hold a special festival entitled “Musicians for Peace.” You are invited to join them at one or both of the following venues. Buy a festival pass and visit both venues. These are a short walk from each other, just off Broadway. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Saskatoon Refugee Coalition and Oxfam.
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Posted: September 21, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=351 In this article: events, Saskatoon Peace Coalition Transmis : 21 septembre 2007 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=351 Dans cet article : events, Saskatoon Peace Coalition


Bishops look to deal with diminished resources

In their upcoming plenary Oct. 15-19, Canada’s bishops will focus their national activities to have more impact and will consider new communications strategies.

The bishops will debate reducing the number of national episcopal commissions from six to three, and the possible creation of standing committees that would include lay experts, said the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) General Secretary Msgr. Mario Paquette.

The bishops will also put evangelization front and centre during the public portion of the week-long gathering in Cornwall, Ont. On opening day, sociologist Reginald Bibby will present an array of social data on Canadian attitudes towards religious faith. The next day Halifax Auxiliary Bishop Claude Champagne will lay out the theological and teaching dimensions.

The bishops, however, must find a way to accomplish their mission with fewer resources.
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Posted: September 28, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=7007
Categories: NewsIn this article: CCCB
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : CCCB


Celebrating Sophia Community in a “Sukkah”

The “Friends of Sophia” invite you to join them for the first gathering of the fall semester. On Wednesday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m., Gladys Neufeld will lead a liturgy intertwining stories, music, and food. The liturgy will be held in the Chelsea Commons, room 231, St. Thomas More College. Please bring a donation for the Food Bank.
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Posted: October 3, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=353 In this article: Friends of Sophia, prayer, Saskatoon, women Transmis : 3 octobre 2007 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=353 Dans cet article : Friends of Sophia, prayer, Saskatoon, women


Donald McCoid to Head ELCA Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations

Rev. Donald J. McCoid has accepted the call to serve as executive for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations in the ELCAThe Rev. Mark S. Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), announced Oct. 6 that the Rev. Donald J. McCoid, former bishop of the ELCA Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod, Pittsburgh, will lead the church’s Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations section for four years, effective Nov. 1.

McCoid, 63, completed his service Aug. 31 as a synod bishop, a role in which he served since 1988. He had previously announced he would not be available for re-election as bishop.

McCoid will succeed the Rev. Randall R. Lee, who will conclude his service as section executive on Oct. 31. Lee, 51, has led ELCA Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations since 2002.
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Posted: October 10, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=4859
Categories: ELCA NewsIn this article: ecumenism, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
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Catégorie : ELCA NewsDans cet article : ecumenism, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Saskatoon jail conditions are threat to inmates and public

A letter from Rt. Rev. Rodney Andrews (Anglican bishop of Saskatoon), Rev. Cynthia Halmarson (ELCIC bishop of the Saskatchewan Synod) and Most. Rev. Albert LeGatt (Roman Catholic bishop of Saskatoon) has been sent to the editor of the Saskatoon StarPhoenix. The letter addresses the living conditions at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre, a prison and detention centre operated by the Province of Saskatchewan. The issues raised in the letter have been brought to the attention of the churches and the community by the chaplains serving at the correctional centre.
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Posted: October 19, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=354
Categories: NewsIn this article: 2007, church leaders, criminal justice, Saskatoon, statements
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : 2007, church leaders, criminal justice, Saskatoon, statements


Candlelight vigil at Saskatoon Correctional Centre

The deplorable conditions at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre have led to a joint letter from the Anglican, Lutheran, and Roman Catholic bishops to the editor of the StarPhoenix that was published on Friday, October 19. The bishops call for urgent attention and action to resolve the over-crowding in the jail. They also highlight the impact that overcrowding has had upon the programs of the SCC, and on the escalating fear, violence, and mental hardship of the inmates.

Together with the inter-church committee on restorative justice, the bishops invite the general public to join them for a candlelight vigil outside the Saskatoon Correctional Centre on Sunday, October 21st, at 7 p.m.

[Please note that the original StarPhoenix report included the incorrect date. The vigil will indeed be on Sunday, October 21st.]
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Posted: October 21, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=355 In this article: events, restorative justice, Saskatoon Transmis : 21 octobre 2007 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=355 Dans cet article : events, restorative justice, Saskatoon


An Interchurch Family response to IARCCUM

A new response to the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity and Mission (IARCCUM) report entitled “Growing Together in Unity and Mission: Building on 40 years of Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue” has been published by Ruth Reardon from the Interchurch Families International Network (IFIN). Reardon’s response is published in the October issue of the IFIN newsletter, “Issues and Reflections.”

The recent agreed statement between the two churches represents the first practical results of the Mississauga meeting in 2000 that charged the new commission with the task “to oversee the preparation of a Joint Declaration of Agreement, and promote and monitor the reception of ARCIC agreements, as well as facilitate the development of strategies for translating the degree of spiritual communion that has been achieved into visible and practical outcomes.” (#12) In Reardon’s response, she assesses the new statement in light of the mandate issued to IARCCUM by the bishops meeting in Mississauga.
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Posted: October 22, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=356
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, IARCCUM, interchurch families, statements
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Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, IARCCUM, interchurch families, statements


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