Archive for 2011

Archive pour 2011

Benedict’s balancing act

Pope Benedict XVI’s third visit to Germany last week was billed as the 84-year-old pontiff’s latest effort to help convince people in highly secularised Europe that their society would be better and more human if God were at its centre. He won high praise for a deeply philosophical paper given to the Bundestag in Berlin on the foundations for a free state of law (see page 10). In that address, he said it was “urgent” to start a “public debate” on the necessity of retrieving the natural law tradition in developing legislation. As with his speech at Westminster Hall a year ago, the Pope was hailed for reaching across the political and religious divide of Germany’s parliament and its intellectual class.
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Posted: October 1, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6742
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Benedict XVI, Society of St. Pius X
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Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Benedict XVI, Society of St. Pius X


Christian leaders plan ecumenical future at Global Christian Forum

An estimated 275 Christian leaders are meeting in Indonesia from 4 to 7 October to plot an ecumenical future in what one veteran of the ecumenical movement called a watershed gathering.

Leaders of the fledgling Global Christian Forum (GCF) will gather evangelical, Pentecostal, mainline Protestant, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christians here to assess recent changes in global Christianity, Religion News Service reports.
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Posted: October 3, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1814
Categories: ENI, RNSIn this article: Global Christian Forum
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Catégorie : ENI, RNSDans cet article : Global Christian Forum


Prairie Centre for Ecumenism’s grant grows

The Rev. Eric Dyck, chaplain-general of the Canadian Priory of the Order of Saint Lazarus was in Saskatoon recently to confirm a financial grant the order is giving to the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism‘s Ecumenical Shared Ministries Bureau. The Order of St. Lazarus, or, more correctly, the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of
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Posted: October 8, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6026
Categories: NewsIn this article: Prairie Centre for Ecumenism
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Prairie Centre for Ecumenism


Pope ‘rehabilitated Luther’ during visit to eastern Germany

Jonathan Luxmoore and Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, The Tablet The head of the German Church’s Ecumenical Commission has said that he believes the Pope “rehabilitated” the reformer, Martin Luther, during his visit to the country last month, write Jonathan Luxmoore and Christa Pongratz-Lippitt. Speaking on 23 September to the council of the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland, in
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Posted: October 8, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6746
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Benedict XVI, Catholic, ecumenism, Lutheran, Martin Luther
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Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Benedict XVI, Catholic, ecumenism, Lutheran, Martin Luther


Church Ministries That Are Transforming Anglican-Lutheran Relations

Anglican-Lutheran International Commission, To Love and Serve the Lord. A report on diakonia. (Lutheran World Federation/Anglican Communion, 2012).To Love and Serve the Lord is the title of a new report published in October by the Anglican-Lutheran International Commission (ALIC) on diakonia (church social service work). Jointly produced by The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Anglican Communion for the third phase of their bilateral dialogue – ALIC III – the publication offers a diverse array of stories about church ministries that are transforming relations between churches in both communions.
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Posted: October 12, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2252
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, ecumenism, Lutheran
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, ecumenism, Lutheran


Research centre to mine insights of Vatican II

A new research centre at Ottawa’s Saint Paul University will study the contribution Canadians made to Vatican II as well as how the Council has shaped religious communities here.

A year before the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the Research Centre for Vatican II and 21st Century Catholicism launched Oct. 13. It will examine ecumenism and interreligious dialogue in contemporary society and look at issues of progress and decline in the Catholic community.

“I hope we find a way to help contemporary young Catholics, other Christians and non-Christians to understand the commitment and the opening of the Catholic Church to the world, to contemporary society and to contemporary issues,” said Saint Paul theology professor Catherine Clifford, one of Centre’s co-founders, in an interview.
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Posted: October 13, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6971
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, Catholic, research centre, Second Vatican Council
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, Catholic, research centre, Second Vatican Council


Can Faith Communities Change the Climate?

Faith communities throughout Canada believe they have a moral responsibility to address global warming. As a result, religious leaders have prepared a Canadian Interfaith Call for Leadership and Action on Climate Change. This is among the first times that such a broad interfaith effort at a faith leaders’ letter has been undertaken in Canada.
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Posted: October 25, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1820
Categories: Documents, NewsIn this article: Canadian Council of Churches, climate change, ecology, environment
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Catégorie : Documents, NewsDans cet article : Canadian Council of Churches, climate change, ecology, environment


Churches seek peace and justice through dialogue in Assisi

At an interfaith gathering in Assisi, called by Pope Benedict XVI, the general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said, “The cross is not for crusades but a sign of God’s love embracing everybody.” He praised the role of “young change makers” in pursuit of peace and called faith leaders to engage in dialogue by addressing conflicts and accepting “the other.”
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Posted: October 27, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1819
Categories: WCC News
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Catégorie : WCC News


US Episcopal Church rejects Anglican Covenant

The Episcopal Church‘s Executive Council has rejected the Anglican Covenant. On 24 Oct 2011 the council unanimously endorsed a resolution recommending the General Convention – the governing body of the Episcopal Church – not endorse the covenant as it now stands. The Anglican Covenant was a political and theological threat that would alter the American church’s power base and undo the advances made by the church’s liberal wing in recent years.
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Posted: October 28, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1817
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican