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Book Review: Margaret O’Gara, The Ecumenical Gift Exchange

Margaret O’Gara, The Ecumenical Gift ExchangeI remember, as an MA student, reading one of Margaret O’Gara’s essays in Grail on petrine ministry and what she called “the ecumenical gift exchange.” Drawing a comparison to the exchange of gifts in a large family at Christmas, O’Gara says that “in ecumenical dialogue, each Christian communion brings one or many gifts to the dialogue table, and each receives riches from their dialogue partners as well. But in the ecumenical gift exchange, the gift-giving enriches all of the partners, since we do not lose our gifts by sharing them with others.” Throughout my own research and the past four years of ecumenical ministry I have kept this concept close at hand.

O’Gara’s new book The Ecumenical Gift Exchange collects her own essays exploring issues of contemporary ecumenical dialogue, particularly: petrine ministry; infallibility; authority and dissent; feminism, and of utmost importance: the process of reception itself. How does one church receive the gifts of another? What level of agreement is necessary? When does the dialogue move from talking to acting? How does dialogue lead to repentance and then to reception?

She points out, “In a sense, the entire ecumenical movement rests on the recognition of the need for repentance, a willingness to ask whether we have a beam in our own eye before we concern ourselves with the mote in the eye of the other.”
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Posted: November 15, 1998 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=6328
Categories: Catholic Register, OpinionIn this article: books, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, exchange of gifts
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Catégorie : Catholic Register, OpinionDans cet article : books, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, exchange of gifts


PCE library re-catalogued

We have had volunteer help in getting our library re-catalogued from the Dewey Decimal system to the Library of Congress (LC) system. There are about 2,000 books, most of which are available for borrowing for 1 month, on a number of ecumenical and interfaith topics. Besides some videos, we also have a vertical file on
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Posted: February 2, 2006 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=203
Categories: ResourcesIn this article: books, ecumenical centre, library
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Catégorie : ResourcesDans cet article : books, ecumenical centre, library


Spiritual Ecumenism: a new contribution

Cardinal Walter Kasper, head of the Vatican office responsible for promoting Christian unity, recently published a 96-page booklet entitled A handbook of Spiritual Ecumenism (abbreviated hereafter as HSE). This is a welcome work for both Catholics and fellow-Christians of other church traditions.
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Posted: March 23, 2007 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=3105
Categories: Reconciliation & unityIn this article: books, spiritual ecumenism, Walter Kasper
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Catégorie : Reconciliation & unityDans cet article : books, spiritual ecumenism, Walter Kasper


L’œcuménisme spirituel : un nouvel instrument

Le cardinal Walter Kasper, président de l’office au Vatican chargé de promouvoir l’unité des chrétiens, publiait récemment un livret de 96 pages intitulé Manuel d’œcuménisme spirituel (titre abrégé : MOES). La parution de cet ouvrage est un évènement heureux, tant pour les catholiques que pour leurs frères et soeurs d’autres confessions.
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Posted: March 30, 2007 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=3106
Categories: Reconciliation & unityIn this article: books, spiritual ecumenism, Walter Kasper
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Catégorie : Reconciliation & unityDans cet article : books, spiritual ecumenism, Walter Kasper


New papal reflection on evolution

On Wednesday April 11, Pope Benedict XVI published a new book in German on the subject of creation and evolution. The book apparently arises out of the Schülerkreis, a group of his graduate students that continue to meet with him each fall. The annual gatherings have attracted a great deal of attention since Benedict was elected pope, particularly because the participants — each a former student of Benedict — represent some of the most well-known and highly-regarded theologians in Germany and around the world. In 2006 the gathering was held at Castel Gandolfo on the subject of creation and evolution.

It should be remembered that, in his 1950 encyclical Humanae Generis, Pope Pius XII taught that the “hypothesis” of evolution does not conflict with Catholic faith so long as it does not deny “that the spiritual soul is immediately created by God.” In 1996, John Paul II went further and stated that new knowledge leads to the recognition that the theory of evolution is more than an hypothesis. He pointed out, as many biologists would also insist, that there are “theories” of evolution rather than one theory.
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Posted: April 13, 2007 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=311
Categories: NewsIn this article: Benedict XVI, books, creation, evolution, Joseph Ratzinger
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Benedict XVI, books, creation, evolution, Joseph Ratzinger


Augsburg/ABC merger almost complete

[ACC News] The merger of Augsburg Fortress and the Anglican Book Centre is almost complete, with only a few legal and technical details renaming.
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Posted: June 20, 2007 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=321
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, books, Lutheran
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, books, Lutheran


Catholic women in ministry – a review

CATHOLIC WOMEN IN MINISTRY: Changing the Way Things Are, by Marie-Louise Ternier-Gommers. Novalis (Montreal, QC ). © 2007, 216pp., $21.95. Reviewed by Gertrude Rompré.
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Posted: August 21, 2007 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=338
Categories: NewsIn this article: books, Catholic, ecclesiology, ministry, ordination, theology, women
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : books, Catholic, ecclesiology, ministry, ordination, theology, women


Revised lectionary approved for Canada

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) will publish a revised Lectionary for Sundays and Solemnities. This is the book of readings used in the public worship of the Roman Catholic Church in Canada. The revised lectionary is expected to be available next spring in order to be used for the beginning of the following liturgical season – Year B – starting 30 November 2008.
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Posted: August 24, 2007 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=340
Categories: NewsIn this article: books
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : books


Liturgies for Christian Unity: The First Hundred Years, 1908-2008

Liturgies for Christian Unity: The First Hundred Years, 1908-2008

Earlier this year, Canadian Council of Churches announced their latest publication, an anthology of prayers for Christian unity. Featuring a foreword by retired Anglican Archbishop Michael G. Peers, Liturgies for Christian Unity is an anthology of the very best approaches to celebrating common religious ground. Containing prayers and texts from the past 100 years of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, it offers a wide range of ideas for liturgies of all forms and sizes. Its inclusiveness and its usefulness make it a required resource for parishes, retreat centres, chaplains, and educators in all manner of situations.

This resource is the fruit of rich editorial work by the Faith and Witness Commission of the Canadian Council of Churches, under the guidance and leadership of Rev. Judee Archer-Greene, Rev. Richard Vandervaart and Dr. Mary Marrocco.

ISBN-13: 978-2-89507-958-3 • Price: $27.95 • Paperback, 200 pp., 8.5 x 11
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Posted: June 24, 2008 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=472
Categories: NewsIn this article: books, Canada, Canadian Council of Churches, Christian unity, prayer, WPCU
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : books, Canada, Canadian Council of Churches, Christian unity, prayer, WPCU


God’s Reconciling Grace: The PCE History Book

God's Reconciling Grace: Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, 25 Years of Ecumenical LeadershipA history of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism (PCE), a book entitled God’s Reconciling Grace, is a story of ecumenism over 25 years.

The editorial committee consists of Vern Ratzlaff, Ursula Wigg, Carol Pek, and Colin Clay with contributions from Fr. Bernard de Margerie and a cast of thousands, says Rev. Jan Bigland-Pritchard, director of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism.

“The book is filled with stories of ecumenical co-operation in Saskatchewan, focusing on the Prairie Centre, but not exclusively,” she says.

God’s Reconciling Grace ($10) will be launched at a banquet on June 4 that is part of the Summer Ecumenical Institute, a conference being held from June 2-5 at Queen’s House of Retreats.
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Posted: May 30, 2009 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=572
Categories: NewsIn this article: books, Canada, ecumenical centre, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : books, Canada, ecumenical centre, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon


Major Anglican Ecumenical Report ‘The Vision Before Us’ is now Published

A comprehensive account of the Anglican Communion’s ecumenical work has been published by the Anglican Communion Office. The Vision Before Us, subtitled ‘The Kyoto Report of the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations 2000-2008’, records the Commission’s work of maintaining an overview of the Anglican Communion’s engagement with Christians of other traditions, and of giving encouragement and advice to the ecumenical activities of the Communion and the Provinces.
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Posted: June 12, 2009 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=581
Categories: DocumentsIn this article: Anglican, books
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Catégorie : DocumentsDans cet article : Anglican, books


The Bruised Reed: A Christian Reflection on Suffering and Hope

The Bruised Reed: A Christian Reflection on Suffering and Hope

More than five years in the making, the Canadian Council of Churches‘ Commission for Faith and Witness, has published a beautiful theological text on Suffering and Hope. The book stands apart from others in its highly experiential quality. It follows eight real Canadian stories to give rise to a highly experiential encounter with these challenging theological topics. This resource is an invaluable addition to any library.

This pastoral resource is the result of the Faith and Witness Commission’s being called upon to give shape and form to a paradox: the paradox of finding hope in suffering and suffering in hope.

The Commission for Justice and Peace has also pulled together a must have resource. It is a First Nations reflection on racism, truth, and reconciliation. You may order both resources through Erin Green, Communications Officer, . A donation of $10 is suggested to cover printing and mailing costs.
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Posted: October 23, 2009 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=605
Categories: ResourcesIn this article: books, Canadian Council of Churches, suffering and hope
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Catégorie : ResourcesDans cet article : books, Canadian Council of Churches, suffering and hope


New global digital library on theology and ecumenism

WCC and Globethics.net launch global online theological resource

A unique and ambitious web-based theological resource was launched in Geneva on 23 September by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and Globethics.net. It aims to redress a global imbalance of access to research materials in theology and related disciplines.

The Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism (GlobeTheoLib) contains several hundred thousand articles, documents and other academic resources that can be accessed online free-of-charge by registered participants from anywhere in the world via Internet (www.globethics.net/gtl).
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Posted: September 23, 2011 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=1812
Categories: NewsIn this article: books
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : books


New Publication on the Biblical Foundations of the Doctrine of Justification

The Strasbourg Institute director Prof. Theodor Dieter (right) presents Pope Benedict XVI with a copy of Biblische Grundlagen der Rechtfertigungslehre. Photo: © Osservatore RomanoThe Biblical Foundations of the Doctrine of Justification – a publication documenting ecumenical partners’ follow up on the historic agreement by Lutherans and Roman Catholics on the doctrine of justification – is now available in English and German languages.
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Posted: September 19, 2012 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=2244
Categories: NewsIn this article: books, Catholic, Lutheran
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : books, Catholic, Lutheran


Ecumenical Dynamic: Living in More than One Place at Once

Asserting that “We are in danger of losing what the ecumenical spirit is all about,” historical theologian and longtime ecumenical activist Keith Clements argued on 28 May at a presentation in the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva that people and churches need to rediscover the essential “ecumenical dynamic” at the heart of the movement.

“There is a need… to restore the word ecumenical to proper and positive use… The story, past and to the present, needs to be told,” he has written.

At once critical and encouraging, Clements complained that often “an obsession with identity today,” evident in resurgent confessionalism, ethnocentrism and nationalism, leaves people less willing “to step outside their home, their tradition and inhabit another’s tradition,” meet each other’s needs and serve the larger good.
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Posted: May 29, 2013 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4621
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: books, Christian unity, ecumenism
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : books, Christian unity, ecumenism


Truth and Relevance: Catholic Theology in French Quebec since the Quiet Revolution

Gregory Baum's latest book - Truth and Relevance: Catholic Theology in French Quebec since the Quiet RevolutionAfter the Quiet Revolution, the Catholic Church lost its stronghold in Quebec. Despite this decline, or perhaps because of it, contemporary Catholic thought in Quebec exhibits a bold creativity. In Truth and Relevance, Gregory Baum introduces, contextualizes, and interprets Catholic theological writing in Quebec since the 1960s, and presents this body of work for an anglophone readership.

Baum shows how Catholic theologians, inspired by the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), uncovered the social meaning in the Christian message, allowing them to address many problems and concerns of contemporary society. With reliance on the Gospel, they supported Quebec’s new self-understanding, embraced its nationalism under certain conditions, fostered social solidarity, criticized the unregulated market system, demanded gender equality, and called for respect of new religious and cultural pluralism. Leaving behind the Catholicism of Quebec’s past, these theologians embraced the humanistic values of modern society, recognizing their affinity with the Gospel, while at the same time revealing the destructive potential of modernity, its individualism, utilitarianism, relativism, and its link to empire and capitalism.
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Posted: March 26, 2014 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=7456
Categories: ResourcesIn this article: books, Catholic, Québec, theology
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Catégorie : ResourcesDans cet article : books, Catholic, Québec, theology