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Hopes high Pope’s African visit will clear path to peace

A young woman carries a Cross during a march in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, to protest escalating violence in the country

Braving a volatile political and security situation, Pope Francis embarks on a long-anticipated journey of unity and reconciliation to two African countries wracked by bitter divisions, warring factions and humanitarian crises seldom on the radar of international power brokers.
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Posted: Jan. 27, 2023 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13156
Categories: Catholic RegisterIn this article: DR Congo, peace, Pope Francis, South Sudan
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Catégorie : Catholic RegisterDans cet article : DR Congo, peace, Pope Francis, South Sudan


The Sacraments in the Life of the Church: new document from the Oriental Orthodox-Roman Catholic dialogue

The Joint International Commission for theological dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches held its 18th plenary session in Rome from 20‒24 June 2022, hosted by the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity

The Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches has published a new document entitled “The Sacraments in the Life of the Church”.
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Posted: Jan. 27, 2023 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13159
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, Oriental Orthodox, statements
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, dialogue, Oriental Orthodox, statements


Brothers and Sisters on a Pilgrim Journey: Methodists and Anglicans and the Catholic Church

Fr Martin Browne OSB, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity
Delegates pray together during a Special Session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church

The language of walking and pilgrimage has been used for many years regarding the deepening of ecumenical relationships. For example, when Pope Francis received the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, in June 2014, he ended his address by saying, “we must walk together.” Two years later, in the [Common] Declaration issued by the Holy Father and the Archbishop at the Church of Saint Gregory, the two leaders said that fifty years of dialogue enabled their two communions to see themselves as “partners and companions on our pilgrim journey.”
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Posted: Jan. 27, 2023 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13153
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Martin Browne, Methodist
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Martin Browne, Methodist


Hope, excitement, and expectations spread in South Sudan ahead of global Christian leaders’ visit

People pray during a nighttime vigil for peace in Nakubuse, a small village near Kuron in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria State. The region has been plagued by cattle raiding and child abduction in recent years. The Catholic Church-sponsored Holy Trinity Peace Village, centered in Kuron, has worked for years to foster reconciliation and peace between the region's pastoralist communities

Pope Francis, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church; Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, UK; and Rt. Rev. Iain Greenshields, moderator of the general assembly of the Church of Scotland; will travel to the world’s youngest nation on 3- 5 February on a spiritual and peace mission.
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Posted: Jan. 26, 2023 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13146
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Justin Welby, Pope Francis, South Sudan
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Justin Welby, Pope Francis, South Sudan


God ‘suffers’ when believers injure, ignore those God loves, pope says

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
Pope Francis meets Anglican Archbishop Ian Ernest, the Archbishop of Canterbury's representative in Rome, and Orthodox Metropolitan Polykarpos of Italy, the Ecumenical Patriarchate's representative in Rome, during an ecumenical evening prayer service marking the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome

God suffers and grieves when those who profess to believe in him do not love the people he loves and do not work for the justice he desires, Pope Francis said.
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Posted: Jan. 25, 2023 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13172
Categories: CNSIn this article: Pope Francis, WPCU
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : Pope Francis, WPCU


The AP Interview: Pope says homosexuality not a crime

Pope Francis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Vatican. Francis acknowledged that Catholic bishops in some parts of the world support laws that criminalize homosexuality or discriminate against the LGBTQ community, and he himself referred to homosexuality in terms of

Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.
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Posted: Jan. 25, 2023 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13169
Categories: NewsIn this article: human sexuality, LGBTQ, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : human sexuality, LGBTQ, Pope Francis


The Images of the Church in the Syriac and Latin Patristic Traditions

The image of the barque of Peter is an ancient Christian image for the church originating in the biblical stories of Peter the fisherman. This image has been used in various forms by ecumenical agencies and programs

The Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Assyrian Church of the East agreed on a new document entitled The Images of the Church in the Syriac and Latin Patristic Traditions.

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Posted: Jan. 25, 2023 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13161
Categories: Documents, NewsIn this article: Assyrian Church of the East, Catholic, church, dialogue, ecclesiology, statements
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Catégorie : Documents, NewsDans cet article : Assyrian Church of the East, Catholic, church, dialogue, ecclesiology, statements


Week of Prayer: Visit to Rome explores growth towards Christian unity

Lutheran World Federation Assistant General Secretary for Ecumenical Relations, Prof. Dirk Lange

As the annual Christian Unity week draws to a close, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Assistant General Secretary for Ecumenical Relations, Prof. Dirk Lange is in Rome praying with Pope Francis and representatives of other churches for reconciliation within the Christian world.
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Posted: Jan. 25, 2023 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13148
Categories: Lutheran World InformationIn this article: Dirk Lange, Lutheran World Federation, WPCU
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Catégorie : Lutheran World InformationDans cet article : Dirk Lange, Lutheran World Federation, WPCU


New Research Highlights Unique Aspects of Small Canadian Churches

<i>Significant Church: Understanding the Value of the Small Evangelical Church in Canada</i>, by Rick Hiemstra and Lindsay Callaway. Faith Today Publications, 2023. ISBN 978-1-989246-02-3. Printed by the <a href='https://www.evangelicalfellowship.ca/Communications/Research/Canadian-Evangelical-Small-Church-Study/Partners-and-Research-Process'>Canadian Evangelical Small Church Study partnership</a>. 238 pages. PDF

There is more to the thousands of small churches in Canadian neighbourhoods than many people realize. A new study digs into the realities of these churches and examines their needs and strengths from the perspective of their pastors.
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Posted: Jan. 17, 2023 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13165
Categories: News, ResourcesIn this article: small churches
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Catégorie : News, ResourcesDans cet article : small churches


Statements on the death of Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, 1927-2022

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has died at the age of 95. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni communicated the news in a statement, saying, “With sorrow I inform you that the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, passed away today at 9:34 in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican.” Within hours, messages of condolence were received from around the world, including numerous political and religious leaders. Gathered here are some of the statements from religious leaders.
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Posted: Jan. 1, 2023 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13135
Categories: Memorials, NewsIn this article: Benedict XVI
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Catégorie : Memorials, NewsDans cet article : Benedict XVI


LWF gives thanks for life of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, 1927-2022

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) joins with Catholics and other faith leaders in mourning the loss of former Pope Benedict XVI, who died on 31 December 2022 at the age of 95. Recalling his deep commitment to the search for reconciliation between the divided Christian churches, LWF General Secretary Rev. Anne Burghardt said: “Pope Benedict XVI was a sharp-minded theologian whose strong academic background shaped his pontificate. We give thanks for his encouragement never to slacken in the ecumenical endeavour and we will gratefully remember his appreciation of the Joint Declaration of Doctrine of Justification that has enabled many advances in Lutheran-Roman Catholic relations.”
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Posted: Dec. 31, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13137
Categories: Lutheran World InformationIn this article: Benedict XVI
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Catégorie : Lutheran World InformationDans cet article : Benedict XVI


End of Phase 3 in Dialogue between the Baptist World Alliance and the Catholic Church

Members of the Baptist-Catholic International Dialogue meet with Pope Francis. L-R: Sr Dr Marie-Hélène Robert NDA (France), Rev Dr Steven R. Harmon (USA), Dr Derek Hatch (USA), Rev Dr Lina Toth (Lithuania/UK), Rev Dr Stephen Fernandes (India), Dr Elizabeth Newman (USA), Rev Dr Elijah Brown (USA), Rev Prof Przemyslaw Kantyka (Poland), Bishop Emeritus Arthur J. Serratelli (USA), Pope Francis, Rev Dr Tomás Mackey (Argentina), Dr Valerie Duval-Poujol (France), Rev Dr Glenroy Lalor (Jamaica), Rev Everton Jackson (Jamaica/USA), Dr Peter Casarella (USA), Sr Dr Susan K. Wood SCL (USA), Rev Dr Jorge A. Scampini OP (Argentina), Rev Dr William Henn OFM Cap (Italy), Msgr Juan Usma-Gómez (Colombia), Not pictured: Rev Dr Paul Fiddes (UK)

The fifth meeting of Phase III of the international dialogue between the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) and the Catholic Church took place 12-16 December 2022 in Rome, hosted by the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity (DPCU).
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Posted: Dec. 16, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13163
Categories: Communiqué, NewsIn this article: Baptist World Alliance, dialogue, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity
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Catégorie : Communiqué, NewsDans cet article : Baptist World Alliance, dialogue, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity


Health and Wholeness of Life in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

The WCC's Bossey Institute celebrated graduation day for their winter 2022 Interreligious Studies (CAS-IS) program

Jews, Christians and Muslims up to the age of 35 years are invited to apply for the 2023 Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Interreligious Studies course. Final submission date for applications is 28 February 2023.
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Posted: Dec. 16, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13131
Categories: Resources, WCC NewsIn this article: Bossey Institute, interfaith, WCC
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Catégorie : Resources, WCC NewsDans cet article : Bossey Institute, interfaith, WCC


Dialogue with the Malankara Orthodox Churches

Members of the dialogue between the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church met in Kerala, India

Two parallel dialogues were established with the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church and the Malankara (Jacobite) Syrian Orthodox Church, respectively in 1989 and 1990, and were maintained even after the foundation in 2003 of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches.
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Posted: Dec. 14, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13167
Categories: Communiqué, NewsIn this article: Catholic, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church
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Catégorie : Communiqué, NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church


Thursdays in Black: Towards a world without rape and violence

Thursdays in Black: Towards a world without rape and violence

In every country, gender-based violence is a tragic reality. This violence is frequently hidden, and victims are often silent, fearing stigma and further violence.

We all have a responsibility to speak out against violence, to ensure that women and men, boys and girls, are safe from rape and violence in homes, schools, work, streets – in all places in our societies.
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Posted: Dec. 8, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12912
Categories: News, ResourcesIn this article: justice, Thursdays in Black, violence, WCC
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Catégorie : News, ResourcesDans cet article : justice, Thursdays in Black, violence, WCC


Position Vacancy: O’Gara CFW Research and Program Assistant

The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) is pleased to announce that the Commission on Faith and Witness (CFW) of the CCC has an opening for a Research and Program Assistant. The position provides research and program support to the CFW Associate Secretary and Program Coordinator.
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Posted: Dec. 7, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12909
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canadian Council of Churches, Faith & Witness
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canadian Council of Churches, Faith & Witness


Multifaith community mobilizes to preserve creation ahead of COP15 biodiversity summit

Birds search for food on trash collected by a log boom on a river in Klang, Malaysia, on World Environment Day. The theme of World Environment Day 2020 was

Nations are gathering in Canada this week to complete a global, once-in-a-decade conservation pact to protect ecosystems amid increasing threats to biodiversity and warnings that upwards of 1 million species could face extinction by century’s end.

Along with government officials and activists, representatives of the world’s religions will also be in Montreal for COP15, the United Nations biodiversity summit, where they hope to raise both moral principles and policy priorities on preserving creation.
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Posted: Dec. 6, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12883
Categories: NCRIn this article: biodiversity, environment, multifaith, United Nations
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Catégorie : NCRDans cet article : biodiversity, environment, multifaith, United Nations


Chris Harper appointed national Indigenous archbishop

Anglican bishop of Saskatoon, Chris Harper, has been appointed the National Indigenous Archbishop for the Anglican Church of Canada

Bishop Chris Harper of the diocese of Saskatoon has been named the Anglican Church of Canada’s new national Indigenous Anglican archbishop and presiding elder of the Sacred Circle. 

Harper’s appointment was announced by the national office the morning of Dec. 5. Harper succeeds Mark MacDonald, who resigned last spring after acknowledged sexual misconduct allegations. 
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Posted: Dec. 5, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12873
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican, bishops, Chris Harper, Indigenous church
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican, bishops, Chris Harper, Indigenous church


Ecology comes first, “no ifs ands or buts” say religious congregations

Ecology comes first, ‘no ifs, ands or buts’ say religious congregations

Twenty religious congregations have joined together to lobby Ottawa politicians on climate change and social justice.

Since September, the Office of Religious Congregations for Integral Ecology has been quietly meeting with MPs and Senators of all parties, making the case for thoughtful, planned changes to the structure of Canada’s economy.
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Posted: Dec. 3, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12885
Categories: Catholic RegisterIn this article: climate change, ecology, environment
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Catégorie : Catholic RegisterDans cet article : climate change, ecology, environment


Ukrainian government says it will investigate Orthodox linked to Moscow

An Orthodox church is seen in front an oil refinery that caught fire following a missile attack near the port city of Odesa, Ukraine

The Ukrainian government said it would sanction members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church affiliated with the Moscow Patriarchate.

After a Dec. 1 meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the government also would review if the church met the legal criteria for use of one of the main shrines of Ukraine, the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, or Kyiv Monastery of the Caves.
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Posted: Dec. 2, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12875
Categories: CNSIn this article: Russian Orthodox, Ukraine
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : Russian Orthodox, Ukraine


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