Archive for 2011

Archive pour 2011

  1     2  

Ecumenical Effort Reaping Rewards

The Christian Reformed Church in North America and the Presbyterian Church in Canada are celebrating an “Affirmation of Relationship” approved and endorsed by the CRC Synod of 2010 and the General Assembly of the PCC.

Under this affirmation, the PCC becomes one of only a few “Churches in Dialogue” with the CRCNA. With the agreement, the denominations pledge to work even more closely together in the future than they have in the past. “The Christian Reformed Church and the Presbyterian Church in Canada have been neighbors and friends for many years,” says Rev. Bruce Adema, director of the CRC in Canada.

“The ‘Affirmation of the Relationship’ document outlines how our churches can demonstrate Christian affection and work together to reveal the Kingdom of God. We want to celebrate our unity as brothers and sisters in Christ.”

For several years the Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee of the CRCNA has had a subcommittee that met with representatives of the PCC. “The Affirmation of the Relationship is the fruit of that,” said Adema.
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: March 1, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=9634
Categories: Dialogue, NewsIn this article: Christian Reformed Church in North America, dialogue, Presbyterian Church in Canada
Transmis : 1 mars 2011 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=9634
Catégorie : Dialogue, NewsDans cet article : Christian Reformed Church in North America, dialogue, Presbyterian Church in Canada


Declaration by Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee

A joint declaration of the twenty-first International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee Meeting was published at midday today. The meeting was held in Paris, France from 27 February to 2 March.
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: March 3, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2201
Categories: NewsIn this article: Judaism
Transmis : 3 mars 2011 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=2201
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Judaism


An Orthodox response to The Nature and Mission of the Church

“Without any doubt, ecclesiology remains in our times the crucial issue for Christian theology in ecumenical perspective.” This was one of the conclusions drawn by a week-long consultation in Cyprus at which forty Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox representatives provided a common response to The Nature and Mission of the Church, a 2005 ecumenical text published by the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches (WCC).
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: March 14, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1792
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Orthodox
Transmis : 14 mars 2011 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=1792
Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Orthodox


Interfaith declaration on poverty in Canada: A Time for Inspired Leadership and Action

Together as people of faith, informed by our respective traditions, and compelled by our sincerely held beliefs to care for those in need within our communities and across this nation, we recognize this time to be a unique moment and opportunity in Canada for cooperative action to eradicate persistent poverty in our wealthy and wonderful land. It is a time when Canadians of all faiths, from all walks of life, from all parts of this great country are awakening to the unacceptable levels of poverty, inequity and homelessness, and acknowledging that this injustice must change.

But we cannot do this in isolation. Committed to doing all we can, we call upon our government to partner with us in ending poverty.

We acknowledge with gratitude the many positive government initiatives that continue to benefit the poor. In particular, it is gratifying to acknowledge that a majority of Canadians now live in provinces and territories that have developed and are implementing poverty reduction plans. But it is time for comprehensive, coordinated and collaborative action, with national leadership working in partnership with other jurisdictions.
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: March 15, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=8752
Categories: Documents, NewsIn this article: Canada, Canadian Council of Churches, interfaith, poverty, statements
Transmis : 15 mars 2011 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=8752
Catégorie : Documents, NewsDans cet article : Canada, Canadian Council of Churches, interfaith, poverty, statements


Chennai Statement on the Theology of Tourism

Statement issued by the participants of an ecumenical Theological Consultation on Tourism organised by the Ecumenical Coalition On Tourism (ECOT), Thailand, and the National Council of Churches in India (NCCI), in Chennai, India, from 19-21 March 2011.
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: March 21, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2196
Categories: DocumentsIn this article: ecumenism, justice
Transmis : 21 mars 2011 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=2196
Catégorie : DocumentsDans cet article : ecumenism, justice


Orthodox churches find it difficult to overcome differences

Diptychs, an arcane liturgical term that describes the order in which Orthodox churches commemorate each other at their services, is one of the tangled issues blocking plans for what could be the first great church council in 1,200 years.

Some Orthodox leaders say the churches need to get together to discuss common issues and speak with one voice on such important topics as bioethics, sexuality and the environment, but differences over arcane church issues such as diptychs and autocephaly (the independent status of Orthodox churches) run deep.
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: March 22, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1793
Categories: ENIIn this article: Orthodox
Transmis : 22 mars 2011 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=1793
Catégorie : ENIDans cet article : Orthodox


Evangelical-Catholic ecumenical prayer service held at Saskatoon cathedral

Pastor Harry Strauss and Bishop Donald Bolen leading the Evangelical-Catholic worship service, March 22, 2011 in SaskatoonEvangelical and Catholic Christians recently gathered to pray and to celebrate their common faith in Jesus Christ at a joyful gathering at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Saskatoon.

Sharing song, scripture and prayer, some 300 people attended the groundbreaking gathering March 22, 2011. Pastor Harry Strauss of Forest Grove Community Church, representing the Saskatoon Evangelical Ministers Fellowship, and Bishop Donald Bolen of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon presided together at the service. Welcoming all those attending from many denominations and local churches, Bolen described the origins of the event, which he traced back to the prayer and friendship experienced when three Catholic women joined those in the Evangelical community gathering regularly to pray for local Alliance Church Pastor Ken Rutherford, who was ill with cancer and who died in September 2010.

“It was Ken’s request that those who gathered would also pray for the wounded body of Christ in the city of Saskatoon,” said Bolen, who attended one of the prayer services, where he first met Ken’s wife Lenna. “Eventually I got to meet Pastor Ken as well, and I was stirred by his profound desire for unity and reconciliation.”

In a sermon shared with Bolen and Strauss, Lenna Rutherford recalled her husband’s experience of joy when he introduced two of his beloved friends to each other – something that also reflected his experience of connecting to other friends through a mutual love of Jesus Christ.

Christ had introduced Ken to many other dear friends. Ken found them in many shapes and presentations, they came from many pastoral and priestly places, in various denominations across the city and Ken found that he was called to see not from a worldly, or religious, or denominational point of view, but from Christ’s point of view, which was: “let me introduce you to someone I love so much that I died for them too.’”
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: March 25, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=8878
Categories: Evangelical-Roman Catholic DialogueIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, Evangelicals, prayer, Saskatoon, spiritual ecumenism
Transmis : 25 mars 2011 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=8878
Catégorie : Evangelical-Roman Catholic DialogueDans cet article : Catholic, dialogue, Evangelicals, prayer, Saskatoon, spiritual ecumenism


New Ukrainian Catholic major archbishop elected

The Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has elected the Most Rev. Sviatoslav Shevchuk as Major Archbishop
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: March 25, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1794
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic
Transmis : 25 mars 2011 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=1794
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic


Pope demands more emphasis on ecumenism in German visit

by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt for The Tablet Pope Benedict XVI has intervened personally to demand more time for ecumenical talks with the Protestant Churches when he visits Germany in September. In a highly unusual move he has written directly to the leader of the Protestant Churches, Chairman Nikolaus Schneider, expressing dissatisfaction with the brevity of the
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: March 26, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6740
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Benedict XVI, Catholic, ecumenism, Lutheran
Transmis : 26 mars 2011 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6740
Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Benedict XVI, Catholic, ecumenism, Lutheran


Towards an eco-theology

The accepted axiom is, as the climate changes so the world, too, will change in dramatic and sometimes undesirable ways. What does this often rapid change mean to Christians whose faith is intertwined with the glory and beauty of God’s creation, but challenged when that creation is corrupted and irreversibly altered?
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: March 30, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1813
Categories: OpinionIn this article: climate change, ecology, environment
Transmis : 30 mars 2011 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=1813
Catégorie : OpinionDans cet article : climate change, ecology, environment


  1     2