Archive for 2011

Archive pour 2011

Seventh-day Adventists and Mennonite World Conference begin conversation

Representatives of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and the Mennonite World Conference held the first of several theological conversations June 28 to July 1, 2011 at the world headquarters of the 17 million-member Seventh-day Adventist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland.

For four days representatives of both world communions exchanged ideas and perspectives centering on the theme of “Living the Christian Life in Today’s World.” After each group presented an overview of the history of their communion, papers were also presented by each group on the topics of peace, non-violence and military service; discipleship and non-conformity; health, healing/salvation and ecology; and the nature and mission of the church.

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Posted: August 17, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1811
Categories: NewsIn this article: Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, Mennonite World Conference, Seventh-day Adventist
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, Mennonite World Conference, Seventh-day Adventist


Mouw presses the heart of the matter

Richard J. Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary (1993-2013)When Richard Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary, was asked to speak at the Fellowship of Presbyterians’ big gathering in Minneapolis, organizers asked him not to say what he personally thinks Presbyterians ought to do in response to the latest crisis.

Mouw is well aware that many congregations and individuals are considering leaving the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), part of the fallout from the denomination’s recent decision to lift the categorical prohibition against the ordination of sexually active gays and lesbians.

So Mouw spoke instead during evening worship Aug. 25 about what Presbyterians should hold in their hearts and minds as they consider their options – and in doing so, he issued a call to theological orthodoxy, expanded ecumenism, a renewed commitment to the ordination of women and increased efforts to care for the world. He challenged evangelicals now in the PC(USA) to learn from those both more conservative and more liberal than themselves.
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Posted: August 26, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=7341
Categories: NewsIn this article: Presbyterian Church USA, Reformed churches, schism
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Fiji: Government cracks down further – only Sunday worship allowed

The Fijian government has banned all Methodist Church meetings except for Sunday worship in an unprecedented crackdown on religious freedom. This includes house groups, women’s prayer fellowship, choir practice, mid-week communion and youth fellowship, as well as the Church’s governance meetings.
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Posted: August 30, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1809
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May We All Be One: Three Visions for the Unity of the Church

A workshop for Parish Ecumenical Contacts (PECs) and for all Christians who are praying and working for the unity of the church: Saturday, October 1, 2011 9 am to noon at Wildwood Mennonite Church (1502 Acadia Drive), Saskatoon. Registration begins at 8:30 am. (There is no cost for this workshop.)

We talk about unity a lot, but what do we really mean by it? What will unity look like? Does ecumenism mean that we will all be the same? Where are we going, and how are we going to get there? There are different models and methods of unity which influence our churches’ ecumenical priorities. This workshop will lay out some of the more significant positions. Presenters will include Bishop Donald Bolen (Roman Catholic), Bishop Cindy Halmarson (Lutheran) and Rev. Ron McConnell (United).

For further details email the PCE at or phone 306-653-1633.
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Posted: August 30, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1810 Transmis : 30 aoüt 2011 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=1810