Archive for 2012

Archive pour 2012

Inter-faith groups rally around Sikh community

Ecumenical and inter-faith groups across the United States are planning vigils and rallies beginning August 12 to express their solidarity with Sikhs in the wake of a gunman’s attack on August 5 at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

Six people were killed and three others injured when Wade Michael Page, 40, a U.S. Army veteran described as a “frustrated neo-Nazi,” stormed into the temple in Oak Creek, a suburb of Milwaukee.
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Posted: August 10, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2237
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: interfaith, Sikh
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : interfaith, Sikh


Anglicans and Jews discuss religion and democracy

The spires of Oxford University were the backdrop for a recent Anglican-Jewish Commission meeting. Photo: Douglas FreerThe sixth meeting of the Anglican-Jewish Commission of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Archbishop of Canterbury‘s office took place at Mansfield College, Oxford, on July 31 and Aug. 1, 2012.

The commission’s mandate provides for the archbishop and two chief rabbis (one each from the Ahkenazi and Sephardi communities) to meet each year alternately in England and Jerusalem. It also provides for an annual meeting to study agreed-on themes and the arrangement of other meetings that include the Anglican bishop in Jerusalem, The Rt. Rev. Suheil Dawani.

The meeting’s theme was religion and democracy in both faith traditions. A paper by Dr. Jane Clements on Anglicanism and the secular state explored the dynamic between the kingdom of God and the earthly realm in scriptural interpretation.
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Posted: August 16, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2236
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican, Judaism
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican, Judaism


United Church approves boycott

The United Church of Canada, the country’s largest Protestant denomination, has approved a recommendation to boycott products produced in Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory. The intent is to bring pressure to bear on the government of Israel to stop expansion of the settlements and end the occupation. The church’s General Council, its senior decision-making body, received the recommendation last week at its meeting in Ottawa. More than 350 elected delegates met for the eight-day event that concluded August 18. The recommendations were approved on August 15 and the policy paper was approved on August 17.
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Posted: August 20, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2238
Categories: NewsIn this article: United Church of Canada
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : United Church of Canada


Margaret O’Gara: 1947–2012

Margaret O'Gara: 1947-2012One of Canada’s most eminent theologians and one of the greatest Catholic experts in ecumenism has died. Margaret O’Gara, Professor of Theology at the University of St. Michael’s College, entered the realm of eternal life on Thursday, August 16, at age 65. She had suffered from cancer for two years.

In 37 years of work as a theologian O’Gara was able to foster dialogue among Christians for the sake of overcoming divisions between the churches. Besides her teaching, research, writing, and extensive public lecturing, she was a member of official ecumenical dialogues in Canada, the United States, and at the international level. She served terms as president of both the North American Academy of Ecumenists and the Catholic Theological Society of America.
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Posted: August 22, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2235
Categories: Anglican Journal, MemorialsIn this article: Catholic, ecumenism
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Catégorie : Anglican Journal, MemorialsDans cet article : Catholic, ecumenism


WCC statement invokes new understanding of mission

Dr Agnes Abuom commenting on the mission statement at the WCC Central Committee meeting in Greece. Photo: WCC/Mark BeachThe first ecumenical affirmation of mission since 1982, invoking a new understanding of mission and evangelism amidst a changing world and ecclesial landscape, has been presented to the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC). The statement, titled “Together towards life: Mission and Evangelism in changing landscapes”, was prepared by the WCC’s Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME). It was presented to the WCC Central Committee on Thursday, 30 August.
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Posted: August 30, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2239
Categories: Documents, NewsIn this article: mission, statements, WCC, WCC Commission on World Mission and Evangelism
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Catégorie : Documents, NewsDans cet article : mission, statements, WCC, WCC Commission on World Mission and Evangelism


Le don et l’appel à l’unité de Dieu – et notre engagement

Au cours de notre cheminement œcuménique, nous sommes parvenus à mieux comprendre l’appel lancé par Dieu à l’Église à servir l’unité de l’ensemble de la création. La vocation de l’Église est d’être: un avant-goût de la nouvelle création, un signe prophétique, pour le monde entier, de la vie nouvelle que Dieu veut pour toutes et tous, ainsi qu’un serviteur propageant la Bonne Nouvelle du Royaume de justice, de paix et d’amour de Dieu.
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Posted: August 30, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6461
Categories: DocumentsIn this article: Christian unity, statements, WCC, WCC Assembly
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Catégorie : DocumentsDans cet article : Christian unity, statements, WCC, WCC Assembly


God’s Gift and Call to Unity – and our Commitment

On our ecumenical journey we have come to understand more about God’s call to the Church to serve the unity of all creation. The vocation of the Church is to be: foretaste of new creation; prophetic sign to the whole world of the life God intends for all; and servant spreading the good news of God’s Kingdom of justice, peace and love.
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Posted: August 30, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6458
Categories: DocumentsIn this article: Christian unity, statements, WCC, WCC Assembly
Transmis : 30 aoüt 2012 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6458
Catégorie : DocumentsDans cet article : Christian unity, statements, WCC, WCC Assembly