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Pope offers good wishes to WCRC

Pope offers good wishes to WCRC
Pope Benedict XVI has been one of several church leaders who have acknowledged the newly organized World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC). The pope sent a letter to the new organization as well as a representative of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
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Posted: June 18, 2010 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=629
Categories: Dialogue, NewsIn this article: Catholic, papacy, Reformed churches, Vatican, World Communion of Reformed Churches
Transmis : 18 juin 2010 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=629
Catégorie : Dialogue, NewsDans cet article : Catholic, papacy, Reformed churches, Vatican, World Communion of Reformed Churches


WCC welcomes Vatican’s new chief ecumenist

The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has welcomed the appointment of Bishop Kurt Koch as new president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. “We rejoice at the appointment of Bishop Kurt Koch as president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity“, said Tveit commenting the
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Posted: June 30, 2010 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=4880
Categories: WCC News
Transmis : 30 juin 2010 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=4880
Catégorie : WCC News


Basel Bishop Koch is the Vatican’s new church unity head

Basel Bishop Koch is the Vatican’s new church unity head

The Vatican has officially confirmed the appointment of Swiss Bishop Kurt Koch to replace Cardinal Walter Kasper as head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, after widespread speculation that such a move was to take place. A Vatican announcement on 1 July said that Pope Benedict XVI had accepted the resignation of 77-year-old-Kasper and had named in his place Bishop Kurt Koch of Basel, aged 60.
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Posted: July 1, 2010 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=630
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Kurt Koch, Vatican, Walter Kasper
Transmis : 1 juillet 2010 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=630
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Kurt Koch, Vatican, Walter Kasper


Lutherans to seek formal reconciliation with Anabaptists

by Byron Rempel-Burkholder, Mennonite World Conference news service [Strasbourg, France • MWC] When Lutherans from around the world gather in July, they will seek a historic reconciliation with Mennonites and other Christians of the Anabaptist tradition. On July 22, the third day of the eleventh assembly of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) to be held
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Posted: July 19, 2010 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=631
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Christian unity, Lutheran, Lutheran World Federation, Mennonite, Mennonite World Conference, statements
Transmis : 19 juillet 2010 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=631
Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Christian unity, Lutheran, Lutheran World Federation, Mennonite, Mennonite World Conference, statements


Lutherans Take Historic Step in Asking for Forgiveness from Mennonites

In what Bishop Mark S. Hanson, President of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), described as possibly “the most significant legacy this Assembly will leave,” the Eleventh Assembly of the LWF today took the historic step of asking the Mennonites for forgiveness for past persecutions. Delegates unanimously approved a statement calling Lutherans to express their regret and sorrow for past wrongdoings towards Anabaptists and asking for forgiveness.

Hanson described the act of repentance and reconciliation as “communion building and communion defining. “We will not just look back; we will also look towards together to God’s promised future.”
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Posted: July 22, 2010 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2263
Categories: NewsIn this article: Lutheran
Transmis : 22 juillet 2010 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=2263
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Lutheran


Lutheran World Federation President Says Ecumenical Commitment to Continue

STUTTGART, Germany (ELCA) — The Lutheran commitment to ecumenism will not end until members can share the Eucharist with other churches, said the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, president of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, according to a news release from Lutheran World Information (LWI). The
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Posted: July 22, 2010 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=4861
Categories: ELCA NewsIn this article: ecumenism, Lutheran World Federation
Transmis : 22 juillet 2010 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=4861
Catégorie : ELCA NewsDans cet article : ecumenism, Lutheran World Federation


Munib Younan elected President of Lutheran World Federation

Bishop Munib A. Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) has been elected President of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) by the Eleventh Assembly in Suttgart, a gathering of 418 delegates and others from the LWF member churches.
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Posted: July 24, 2010 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=632
Categories: NewsIn this article: Lutheran World Federation, Munib Younan, Palestine
Transmis : 24 juillet 2010 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=632
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Lutheran World Federation, Munib Younan, Palestine


Webcam for the new Saskatoon cathedral construction

Webcam for the new Saskatoon cathedral construction

Construction began last winter on Holy Family Cathedral and Pastoral Centre, the largest project in the history of the RC Diocese of Saskatoon, and the first Catholic cathedral to be built in Canada since St. Boniface cathedral in Winnipeg was rebuilt after a 1968 fire. A webcam is now available to view the progress of the construction. The image updates every 30 seconds.
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Posted: August 6, 2010 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=633
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Saskatoon
Transmis : 6 aoüt 2010 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=633
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Saskatoon


Apply now: Stewards Programme 2011

WCC Stewards ProgramYoung Christians from around the world are invited to apply to the World Council of Churches (WCC) stewards programme for one of two hands-on learning experiences at major ecumenical meetings in 2011, the WCC Central Committee meeting, 8-24 February, and the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation, 12-26 May. Applicants must be between the age of 18-30 years.

During the meetings stewards will work in the areas of worship, conference room, documentation, press office, sound, and other administrative and support tasks.

The WCC Central Committee meets every 18 months in Geneva, Switzerland to monitor and set directions to the Council’s work. The meeting brings together about 150 church representatives, advisers and observers from WCC member churches and associated organizations worldwide. Twenty stewards will help to make this event happen.
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Posted: August 18, 2010 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=634
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: peace, WCC, WCC Central Committee, youth
Transmis : 18 aoüt 2010 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=634
Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : peace, WCC, WCC Central Committee, youth


Mennonites, Lutherans and Catholics to dialogue on baptism

A recent meeting of the executive committee of the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from July 28 to August 4, 2010. Among other topics on the agenda for the meeting were proposals for two ecumenical dialogues, one with Seventh Day Adventists, and the other with Lutherans and Catholics.
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Posted: August 26, 2010 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=635
Categories: Dialogue, NewsIn this article: Catholic, Lutheran, Lutheran World Federation, Mennonite, Mennonite World Conference, Seventh-day Adventist
Transmis : 26 aoüt 2010 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=635
Catégorie : Dialogue, NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Lutheran, Lutheran World Federation, Mennonite, Mennonite World Conference, Seventh-day Adventist


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