Archive for 2011

Archive pour 2011

Rowan Williams: Time for us to challenge the idols of high finance

The full text of an article by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, published in The Financial Times newspaper:

It’s sometimes been said in recent years that the Church of England is still used by British society as a sort of stage on which to conduct by proxy the arguments that society itself doesn’t know how to handle. It certainly helps to explain the obsessional interest in what the Church has to say about issues of sex and gender. It may help to explain just what has been going on around St Paul’s Cathedral in the last couple of weeks.
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Posted: November 1, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1818
Categories: OpinionIn this article: Anglican, economic ethics, Rowan Williams
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Catégorie : OpinionDans cet article : Anglican, economic ethics, Rowan Williams


Communiqué: Joint Working Group between RCC and WCC

The island of Malta located in the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and the shores of Tunisia and Libya was the setting for the last plenary meeting of the Joint Working Group between the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) before the forthcoming WCC assembly in 2013 in Busan (Korea). Malta has been at the crossroads of Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East throughout its history. According to Acts 28, the Apostle Paul stayed three months on the island following his shipwreck on the way to Rome. While a prisoner, he established the Church in Malta that remains faithful to its apostolic origins until today. Meeting in Rome and Damascus before, the members of the JWG were again reminded of the breadth of St. Paul’s missionary vision of the church and community in Christ. Our deliberations were guided by the words of St. Paul to “receive one another just as Christ has received you, for the glory of God” (Rom 15:7).
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Posted: November 5, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1830
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Catholic, ecumenism, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, WCC
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Catholic, ecumenism, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, WCC


Vatican’s top ecumenist Cardinal Koch assesses progress, prospects

A top Vatican ecumenist said different types of divisions affect Catholic relations with the Orthodox churches and with those that were born from the Protestant Reformation, but both can be resolved with dialogue.

He also criticized the “anti-Catholic attitude” displayed by some Pentecostals and said Catholics must resist a temptation to adopt the “sometimes problematic evangelical methods” of those churches.

Cardinal Kurt Koch, the Swiss-born president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, spoke at The Catholic University of America Nov. 3. The title of his talk was “Fundamental Aspects of Ecumenism and Future Perspectives.”
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Posted: November 9, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6975
Categories: CNSIn this article: Catholic, ecumenism, Kurt Koch, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : Catholic, ecumenism, Kurt Koch, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity


Communiqué: Anglican-Old Catholic International Co-ordinating Council

Anglican-Old Catholic International Co-ordinating Council. Photo: ACNSThe Anglican-Old Catholic International Co-ordinating Council (AOCICC) met in York, England from 4 to 8 November 2011.

In its most important piece of work the Council finalized the text of a joint statement on ecclesiology and mission “Belonging Together in Europe.” An earlier version of the text was the major focus of the International Old Catholic and Anglican Theological Conference held in Neustadt, Germany from August 29 to September 2, 2011.
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Posted: November 11, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1822
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican, Old Catholic
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican, Old Catholic


Baptists, Orthodox consider formal dialogue

Teams from the Baptist World Alliance and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople held exploratory talks Oct. 30-Nov. 2 that could lead to formal dialogue between Baptist and Orthodox Christians internationally.
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Posted: November 11, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1823
Categories: NewsIn this article: Baptist, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, Orthodox
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Baptist, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, Orthodox


Church leaders plan another Advent campaign to support Good Food Junction

A number of church leaders gathered for an early morning meeting Oct. 12 at St. George Anglican parish in Saskatoon, to receive an update about Station 20West and discuss plans for another ecumenical Advent campaign in support of Good Food Junction Cooperative Grocery Store.
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Posted: November 12, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1824
Categories: NewsIn this article: poverty, Saskatoon
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : poverty, Saskatoon


What Assisi Has Lost: A report from the meeting of religious leaders

Of all the challenges faced by the Vatican in organizing the 25th anniversary of the historic interreligious gathering in Assisi in 1986, the hardest was how to make it newsworthy. The 176 delegates–representing, said the Vatican, “not only the world’s religions, but all people of good will, everyone seeking the truth”–whom Pope Benedict XVI led by train from Rome to the town of St Francis were comprehensive in their diversity. But if the Christian delegations on October 27 included the top men–Pope Benedict himself, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew I–the delegates from Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and others included no obvious celebrities, or even organizations whose presence might have raised an eyebrow. Even the inclusion of four non-believers failed to create a stir, for it was not Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens standing with the pope but little-known academic philosophers.
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Posted: November 14, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1821
Categories: OpinionIn this article: Assisi, interfaith
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Catégorie : OpinionDans cet article : Assisi, interfaith


Coming of age for Canadian Jews: Jewish seminary set to open in Catholic institution

The first mainstream Jewish seminary in Canada “will be an important part of Judaism’s future in this country,” says Rabbi Roy Tanenbaum of the Canadian Yeshiva & Rabbinical School

Rabbi Roy Tanenbaum marvels at the idea that the first mainstream Jewish seminary in Canada will be housed inside a Catholic school of theology and be part of seven Christian schools that comprise the Toronto School of Theology.

“I have never heard of a situation like this in the world in which a Jewish seminary is among Christian theological schools and seminaries,” said Rabbi Tanenbaum, president of the recently founded Canadian Yeshiva & Rabbinical School.

“The creation of this school really marks the coming of age for Canada’s Jewish community. It’s a sign of our maturity and will be an important part of Judaism’s future in this country.”
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Posted: November 25, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1828
Categories: NewsIn this article: Judaism
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Judaism


Canadian churches reflect on identity in a multi-religious world

Churches in Canada addressed challenging questions, with a strong interfaith perspective, while responding to the document “Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Guidelines for Conduct” in an event held at the University of Toronto on 22 November.

The document “Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Guidelines for Conduct” was launched by the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the World Evangelical Alliance in June. It was commended to the churches for reflections in their own particular contexts.
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Posted: November 28, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1825
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, evangelism/evangelization, interfaith, multifaith, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, proselytism, WCC, World Evangelical Alliance
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, evangelism/evangelization, interfaith, multifaith, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, proselytism, WCC, World Evangelical Alliance