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Christian unity was goal of archbishop Ramsey, 83

LONDON (AP-Reuter) – Lord Ramsey, who as archbishop of Canterbury from 1961 to 1974 left his mark as a champion of Christian unity and liberal causes, died yesterday at the age of 83. He had been ill with bronchial pneumonia for several weeks and died at St. John’s Home in Oxford, the Church of England
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Posted: April 24, 1988 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=6377
Categories: Memorials, NewsIn this article: Anglican, Archbishop of Canterbury, bishops, Church of England
Transmis : 24 avril 1988 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=6377
Catégorie : Memorials, NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Archbishop of Canterbury, bishops, Church of England


In memory of Winifred O’Rourke

Winifred M. O’Rourke, a founding mother of the Saskatoon Centre for Ecumenism, went to be with her Lord on October 8, 1997 at the age of 85. When the Centre was begun, she was responsible for setting up the library, spending many hours in organizing and cataloging the books. Her work and love of the Centre has been appreciated in so many ways through the years. Winifred also had a remarkable library of her own. Following her passing, her daughter Jennifer O’Rourke made many of those books available to the Centre. It is with sincere gratefulness that we have accepted this generous gift, as the collection of books has made a valuable addition to our library. For those of us who had the opportunity to know Winifred, it is like having a part of her with us.” All the books listed elsewhere in this issue are from this collection, and are available for borrowing. We wish to publicly thank the O’Rourke family for recognizing her mother’s deep love and understanding of ecumenism and thereby realizing that by passing on these books to our Centre, Winifred’s memory will continue to live on in the hearts of many people.
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Posted: June 1, 1998 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=2229
Categories: MemorialsIn this article: Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon
Transmis : 1 juin 1998 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=2229
Catégorie : MemorialsDans cet article : Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon


Pope John Paul II: Outstanding figure in modern Christendom, one of the most courageous spiritual leaders of our time

Expressing the profound sadness of the World Council of Churches (WCC) following the announcement by the Holy See of the death of His Holiness Pope John Paul II today, the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia stated that: “His Holiness Pope John Paul II will be remembered as one of the most courageous spiritual leaders of
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Posted: April 2, 2005 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=123
Categories: Memorials, NewsIn this article: John Paul II, pope, Samuel Kobia, WCC
Transmis : 2 avril 2005 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=123
Catégorie : Memorials, NewsDans cet article : John Paul II, pope, Samuel Kobia, WCC


To the Brothers of the Community of Taizé

To the Brothers of the Community of Taizé F-71250 Taizé, France My dear brothers in Christ We have just learned the sad news of the death of your beloved prior, Brother Roger, in such tragic circumstances, and we hasten to express our sincere and profound condolences. We assure you of our solidarity and our prayers
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Posted: August 17, 2005 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=158
Categories: MemorialsIn this article: Taizé
Transmis : 17 aoüt 2005 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=158
Catégorie : MemorialsDans cet article : Taizé


Bro. Roger of Taizé dies

The Community of Taizé and the whole ecumenical community grieve the loss of Bro. Roger, the founder of the Taizé community. Bro. Roger founded the community in August of 1940 in the village of Taizé, close to Cluny. The community is dedicated to the reconciliation of Christians. Taizé is known for its outreach to youth
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Posted: August 17, 2005 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=160
Categories: Memorials, NewsIn this article: Taizé
Transmis : 17 aoüt 2005 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=160
Catégorie : Memorials, NewsDans cet article : Taizé


Frère Roger de Taizé meurt

La Communauté de Taizé et la communauté œcuménique entière a de la peine la perte de Frère Roger, le fondateur de la Communauté de Taizé. Frère Roger fondé la Communauté en août de 1940 dans le village de Taizé, près de Cluny. La Communauté est dédié à la réconciliation de chrétiens. Taizé est su pour
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Posted: August 17, 2005 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=161
Categories: Memorials, NewsIn this article: Taizé
Transmis : 17 aoüt 2005 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=161
Catégorie : Memorials, NewsDans cet article : Taizé


May Brother Roger rest in peace, and rise in glory

It was with shock and sorrow that the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism in Western Canada learned of the tragic death of Brother Roger. It is hard to imagine a person or a community who has done more for the work of Christian unity and reconciliation, and we give thanks to God for Brother Roger’s life
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Posted: August 18, 2005 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=162
Categories: MemorialsIn this article: Taizé
Transmis : 18 aoüt 2005 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=162
Catégorie : MemorialsDans cet article : Taizé


In memoriam: Bishop Douglas Ford

Bishop Douglas Albert Ford, who stressed ecumenism as diocesan bishop of Saskatoon, died Jan. 23 at the age of 89. Read the complete Anglican Journal obituary of Bishop Douglas Ford at www.anglicanjournal.com/nc/100/article/bishop-ford-championed-ecumenism/.
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Posted: January 29, 2007 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=290
Categories: Anglican Journal, MemorialsIn this article: Anglican, Saskatoon
Transmis : 29 janvier 2007 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=290
Catégorie : Anglican Journal, MemorialsDans cet article : Anglican, Saskatoon


In memoriam: Dr. George Vandervelde

Dr. George VanderveldeIt is with great sadness that “Ecumenism in Canada” notes the passing of Dr. George Vandervelde, an ecumenist widely known and respected in Canada, the United States and around the world. Vandervelde was emeritus professor at the Institute of Christian Studies in Toronto since his retirement in 2004, and lecturer at Wycliffe College in the Toronto School of Theology. A lifelong member of the Christian Reformed Church, he was for many years an active participant in the Canadian Council of Churches‘ Faith and Witness Commission, and the U.S. National Council of Churches’ Faith and Order Commission. He was convenor of the World Evangelical Alliance’s Ecumenical Issues Taskforce and secretary of the WEA‘s dialogue with the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Although it is an exaggeration to credit him with single-handedly establishing the Evangelical-Roman Catholic dialogue, his passion for this important work marked his entire career
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Posted: January 30, 2007 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=293
Categories: MemorialsIn this article: Christian Reformed Church in North America, Christian unity, ecumenism
Transmis : 30 janvier 2007 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=293
Catégorie : MemorialsDans cet article : Christian Reformed Church in North America, Christian unity, ecumenism


Krister Stendahl is dead at 86; A tireless ecumenical voice

[New York | NCC News] Krister Stendahl, a tireless ecumenist who was dean and a member of the faculty of Harvard Divinity School and a former bishop of Stockholm, Sweden, died April 15 in Boston. He was 86. Harvard Divinity School immediately issued a statement expressing “immense sadness” and “immense thankfulness for a singular life
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Posted: April 17, 2008 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4897
Categories: Memorials, News
Transmis : 17 avril 2008 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=4897
Catégorie : Memorials, News


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: https://ecumenism.net/?p=2235
Categories: Anglican Journal, MemorialsIn this article: Catholic, ecumenism
Transmis : 22 aoüt 2012 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=2235
Catégorie : Anglican Journal, MemorialsDans cet article : Catholic, ecumenism


WCC pays tribute to Emilio Castro

The late Rev. Dr.  Emilio Castro in 1985Emilio Castro, 85, pastor, ecumenist, and missionary statesman, April 6, 2013, in Montevideo, Uruguay. Castro grew up in Montevideo and studied at the theological faculty in Buenos Aires, Argentina, before serving Methodist congregations in Uruguay and Bolivia. In the 1960s he participated in ecumenical activities that paved the way for the formation of the Latin American Council of Churches in 1979. During the severe political and social unrest of the 1970s, he was involved in fostering dialogue between political groupings. Castro joined the World Council of Churches (WCC) as director of the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism in 1973, and then from 1985 to 1992 he served as general secretary of the WCC and was editor of the Ecumenical Review. Castro received a doctorate from the University of Lausanne in 1984. His publications include Freedom in Mission: The Perspective of the Kingdom of God–an Ecumenical Inquiry (1985), When We Pray Together (1989), and, in the International Bulletin of Missionary Research, “Liberation, Development, and Evangelism: Must We Choose Mission?” (2, no. 3 [1978]: 87-90), and part I of “Mission in the 1990s” (14, no. 4 [1990]: 146-49).
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Posted: April 8, 2013 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=6648
Categories: Memorials, WCC NewsIn this article: ecumenism, WCC
Transmis : 8 avril 2013 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=6648
Catégorie : Memorials, WCC NewsDans cet article : ecumenism, WCC


Brother Jeff Gros: 1938-2013

Brother Jeffrey Gros, cscBrother Jeffrey Gros, 75, former director of Faith & Order for the National Council of Churches, died in Chicago August 12.

“Jeff Gros was passionately devoted to his church and to the quest for church unity,” said Dr. Antonios Kireopoulos, NCC associate general secretary, Faith & Order and Interfaith Relations, who served as a Faith & Order intern from 1989 to 1990 during Gros’ tenure at the Council.

“He was a model for the Council’s commitment to ecumenical cooperation and a mentor both to his contemporaries and to future generations of ecumenists, including me,” Kireopoulos said Tuesday.

The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed condolences following the death of Brother Jeffrey Gros, recalling his significant contributions to Christian unity and ecumenical dialogue as a Catholic theologian.

“It is with deep sadness that we have received the news of Brother Jeffrey Gros’s passing away. We remember his profound contributions to Christian unity and his support of the WCC’s Commission on Faith and Order,” said the WCC general secretary.

“We thank God for the life and work of Brother Jeffrey Gros,” Tveit added.
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Posted: August 16, 2013 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=6772
Categories: Memorials, NewsIn this article: Catholic, ecumenism
Transmis : 16 aoüt 2013 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=6772
Catégorie : Memorials, NewsDans cet article : Catholic, ecumenism