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Joint communiqué of Muslim-Christian symposium in Tehran

Joint communiqué of the symposium on “Religion and peaceful co-existence”

The World Council of Churches (WCC, Geneva, Switzerland) and Centre for Inter-religious Dialogue of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (Tehran, Iran) held their fifth symposium in Tehran on13-14 December 2008.
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Posted: December 14, 2008 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=535
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Islam
Transmis : 14 décembre 2008 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=535
Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Islam


Christian-Muslim dialogues receiving more attention

A few years ago, other than a few specialists in Christian-Muslim dialogue, the average churchgoer would have little awareness of the tentative steps taken in dialogue between Christians and Muslims. The Danish cartoon controversy and Pope Benedict’s comments at a lecture in Regensburg re-focused attention on the difficult relationship between Christianity and Islam. Since then, there has been an intentional effort to bring more publicity to the existing forms of dialogue. There have also been new forums for dialogue established.
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Posted: December 17, 2008 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=536
Categories: Communiqué, Dialogue, DocumentsIn this article: Catholic, Christian, Christianity, interfaith, Islam, statements, Vatican, WCC
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Catégorie : Communiqué, Dialogue, DocumentsDans cet article : Catholic, Christian, Christianity, interfaith, Islam, statements, Vatican, WCC


Final Communiqué on the 11th Catholic-Muslim Colloquium

Final Communiqué on the 11th Catholic-Muslim Colloquium

[Vatican • VIS] Today was made public the final communiqué on the 11th Colloquium organized by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the World Islamic Call Society (WICS), which took place in Rome from 15 to 17 December.
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Posted: December 17, 2008 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=537
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Catholic, Islam
Transmis : 17 décembre 2008 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=537
Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Catholic, Islam


Communiqué: The Anglican-Methodist International Commission for Unity in Mission

The Anglican-Methodist International Commission for Unity in Mission held its first meeting in the Centro Anglicano de la Diócesis de México in Mexico City, as guests of the Anglican Consultative Council. The Commission was co-chaired by the Right Revd Harold Miller, the Bishop of Down and Dromore (Church of Ireland), for the Anglican Communion, and the Revd Professor Robert Gribben (Uniting Church in Australia), Chairman of the Standing Committee on Ecumenics and Dialogue, on behalf of the World Methodist Council.

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Posted: January 19, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=543
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican, Methodist
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican, Methodist


Saskatoon churches enter into Covenant during Unity Week

The leaders of seven Saskatoon churches entered into covenant with each other on Sunday, January 25. The Covenant commits the churches to work and pray together for Christian unity, and expresses a continuing commitment to support for the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism.

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Posted: January 26, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=545
Categories: DocumentsIn this article: ecumenical centre, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon
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Catégorie : DocumentsDans cet article : ecumenical centre, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon


Bishop warns his flock not to sacrifice creation for oil revenue

In a pastoral letter to the faithful in his diocese, Roman Catholic Bishop Luc Bouchard of St. Paul in Alberta, Canada decried that “the integrity of creation in the Athabasca Oil Sands” – the largest reservoir of crude bitumen in the world and the largest of three major oil sands deposits in Alberta – “is clearly being sacrificed for economic gain.”

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Posted: February 18, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=557
Categories: Documents, NewsIn this article: bishops, Canada, Catholic, climate change, ecology, environment
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Catégorie : Documents, NewsDans cet article : bishops, Canada, Catholic, climate change, ecology, environment


Promoting a Culture of Peace – Vatican-Al-Azhar declaration

Made public yesterday afternoon was the final declaration of the annual meeting of the Joint Committee for Dialogue of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue (Vatican) and the Permanent Committee of al-Azhar for Dialogue among the Monotheistic Religions (Cairo, Egypt). The meeting was held in Rome on 24 and 25 February.

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Posted: February 27, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=560
Categories: Communiqué, NewsIn this article: Catholic, Islam
Transmis : 27 février 2009 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=560
Catégorie : Communiqué, NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Islam


Saskatchewan bishops’ joint pastoral letter on Nuclear Power

Bishops call for Critical Reflection on Uranium Mining and a Proposed Nuclear Power Plant in Saskatchewan

The Bishops of the Anglican, Evangelical Lutheran, Roman Catholic and Ukrainian Catholic churches in Saskatchewan call on their members and all Saskatchewan citizens to consider with care the issues surrounding the proposed expansion of the uranium industry in Saskatchewan and make their views known to the Government of Saskatchewan.

The Government of Saskatchewan is exploring “value-added” initiatives to expand the uranium industry in our province, including the possibility of a nuclear power plant being built in Saskatchewan. Bruce Power, the country’s only private nuclear generating company, has deemed an area of Saskatchewan (roughly from Lloydminster to Prince Albert) to be a potentially suitable site for such a development. In March 2009 a government-appointed panel is expected to make recommendations regarding such initiatives. It is critical that any recommendations be made only after full and open consultation with the people of this province.

Christian churches affirm that God created the earth and that God continues to establish and preserve a just and ordered life for all creation. Human beings are part of the vast ecosystem of the planet. Choices made by human beings must respect God’s creation in its careful interrelationship of earth, water, air and all living things. Exploiting the earth’s resources without regard for the consequences is sinful against God and God’s creation, according to Christian belief. Technology and economic development, including mining and power generation, must be subject to critical reflection in light of the impact that such actions have on people and the environment in the present and into the future.

The Bishops recognize the global need for urgent action on climate change and the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from coal-burning power plants in Saskatchewan. They appreciate the intention of the Government in proposing nuclear power to reduce emissions. At the same time, they see the necessity for careful examination of the costs and benefits of a range of energy options and encourage the Government to invite public participation in developing a new energy strategy for Saskatchewan.

The Bishops call on Premier Brad Wall, Crown Corporations Minister Ken Cheveldayoff, Environment Minister Nancy Heppner, Energy and Resources Minister Bill Boyd, First Nations Minister June Draude, Enterprise Saskatchewan Minister Lyle Stewart, and the Government of Saskatchewan to provide adequate opportunities for Saskatchewan citizens to engage in open, informed discussion based on unbiased and complete information before the Government acts on recommendations from the nuclear industry or the government-appointed panel.

+Rodney Andrews, Anglican Bishop of Saskatoon
+Bryan Bayda, CSsR, Ukrainian Eparchial Bishop of Saskatoon
+Cynthia G. Halmarson, Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
+Daniel Bohan, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Regina
+Gregory Kerr-Wilson, Anglican Bishop of Qu’Appelle
+Albert Legatt, Roman Catholic Bishop of Saskatoon
+Albert Thévenot, M. Afr., Roman Catholic Bishop of Prince Albert
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Posted: March 3, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=561
Categories: DocumentsIn this article: bishops, church leaders, environment, nuclear industry, Saskatchewan, statements
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Catégorie : DocumentsDans cet article : bishops, church leaders, environment, nuclear industry, Saskatchewan, statements


Dialogue with Judaism is necessary and possible

Last November, attention turned once again to comments made by Pope Benedict XVI, this time on dialogue with Islam. Precisely as the Vatican was intensifying efforts to open dialogues with Islam on ethical and other practical issues, a book was published in Italy by Marcello Pera that contained a forward written by the pope. In this text, the pope commended Pera’s argument that interreligious dialogue is not strictly possible. The book, entitled “Why We Must Call Ourselves Christian” was an argument for the indispensably Christian character of Europe. Prior to his election as pope, Cardinal Ratzinger had co-authored another book with Pera about Europe’s identity, and so it is not a great surprise that he would write a forward for another book on the same subject by his academic colleague.

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Posted: March 14, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=564
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Benedict XVI, Catholic, interfaith, Islam, Judaism, Vatican
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Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Benedict XVI, Catholic, interfaith, Islam, Judaism, Vatican


Communiqué: Anglican-Lutheran International Commission

The third Anglican-Lutheran International Commission (ALIC) held its fourth meeting in Lilleskog, Sweden, between 20 and 27 May 2009, under the leadership of the Most Reverend Fred Hiltz, Primate of Canada, and of Reverend Dr. Cameron Harder, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon, Canada, acting as Lutheran co-chair in the absence of Bishop Dr. Thomas Nyiwé, Cameroon, who was unable to attend. Commission members sent congratulations and best wishes to their colleague Professor Dr. Kirsten Busch Nielsen, who was ordained in Copenhagen during the meeting.
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Posted: May 27, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2275
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican, Lutheran
Transmis : 27 mai 2009 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=2275
Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican, Lutheran


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