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Ecumenical Shared Ministries: an idea whose time has come?

Ecumenical Shared Ministries: an idea whose time has come?

by Rev. Dr. Jan Bigland-Pritchard
(Executive Director, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism & Coordinator, Shared Ministries Bureau)

In Winnipeg, a Catholic parish and an Anglican parish share a large building on a busy city street. In Shell Lake Saskatchewan, Anglican, Lutheran and United Church Christians have joined buildings and hearts together to form one worshipping community with joint staff and programming. In Montreal, downtown clergy of two denominations start talks about sharing a worship space: one has a big church with a small congregation, while the other has a congregation with no suitable place to meet. In Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, three existing congregations are about to break ground for a new church facility which will serve them as one congregation and help them serve the needs of their town. In Biggar, Saskatchewan, the Anglican and Lutheran pastors run a ‘Monday School’ kids club for the children of the whole town. What are all these Christians doing? They are exploring ecumenical shared ministry.

An Ecumenical Shared Ministry (ESM) exists where Christians of more than one denomination worship and serve God in a united way while still maintaining their denominational identities and connections. ESMs take many forms, from sharing a building, to sharing programs, staff and worship. There are an estimated 80-150 ESMs in Canada. Some are found in tiny rural communities. Some are in major cities. Most ESMs are located in Western Canada and the Maritimes, and new ones are forming all the time.

Ecumenical Shared Ministries are showing themselves to be part of the solution to the problem our churches face in the rural areas, and in new urban areas. In places where numbers are diminishing due to rural depopulation, ESMs offer a way for rural Christians of several denominations to work together in ministry to their communities without losing their denominational allegiances. In the new city suburbs in Western Canada, denominations are stretched to finance the planting of new churches, and some are creating new urban ESMs, like the Living Spirit Centre in Regina. These ESMs not only maximize limited financial resources, but also give ‘flesh’ to Christians’ spiritual commitment to seek Christian unity and reconciliation.

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Posted: March 27, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=567
Categories: ResourcesIn this article: Canada, ecumenical centre, shared ministry
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Catégorie : ResourcesDans cet article : Canada, ecumenical centre, shared ministry


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: ecu.net/?p=572
Categories: NewsIn this article: books, Canada, ecumenical centre, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Transmis : 30 mai 2009 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=572
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : books, Canada, ecumenical centre, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon


New Archbishop for Saint-Boniface

New Archbishop for Saint-Boniface

[Ottawa • CCCB] Pope Benedict XVI today named Most Reverend Albert LeGatt as Archbishop of Saint-Boniface. At the time of his appointment, he was Bishop of Saskatoon.

The Holy Father also accepted the resignation of Most Reverend Émilius Goulet, P.S.S., in accordance with the Code of Canon Law which sets the mandatory age of retirement for bishops at 75. Archbishop Goulet, who turned 76 last May, has served the diocese of Saint-Boniface for a little more than a year past his 75th birthday. He had been appointed Archbishop of Saint-Boniface in [June] 2001.
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Posted: July 3, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=590
Categories: NewsIn this article: Albert LeGatt, bishops, Canada, Catholic
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Albert LeGatt, bishops, Canada, Catholic


KAIROS Week of Action: Connecting Climate Justice and Global Poverty

Beyond the traditional categorization of climate change as an environmental issue, it is clearly also a development issue; a poverty reduction, food security, economics, health, human rights, governance and equality issue. It is a Millennium Development Goal issue. (UN Millennium Campaign)

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Posted: October 9, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=602
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, climate change, development, ecology, environment, KAIROS, poverty
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, climate change, development, ecology, environment, KAIROS, poverty


Canadian Government cuts funding for KAIROS overseas work

Canadian Government cuts funding for KAIROS overseas work
CIDA cuts to KAIROS will devastate human rights work overseas

(Toronto) The Canadian government’s decision to cut funding to KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives will have a devastating impact on KAIROS’ overseas partners and the thousands of marginalized people in local communities they support, KAIROS announced today.
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Posted: December 2, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=619
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, human rights, justice, KAIROS
Transmis : 2 décembre 2009 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=619
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, human rights, justice, KAIROS


Symposium on War and Peace: Mennonites and Christian Reformed Churches discuss and discern

Symposium on War and Peace: Mennonites and Christian Reformed Churches discuss and discern

On Oct. 17, Bruce Adema, Director of Canadian Ministries for the bi-national Christian Reformed Church and current president of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC), and Robert J. Suderman, General Secretary of Mennonite Church Canada hosted a Symposium on War and Peace together with the Christian Reformed Church of Canada at Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg.
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Posted: December 11, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=621
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Canada, Christian Reformed Church in North America, Mennonite, Mennonite Central Committee, peace, Reformed churches
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Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Canada, Christian Reformed Church in North America, Mennonite, Mennonite Central Committee, peace, Reformed churches


New Catholic bishop appointed for Saskatoon: Donald Bolen

Glad tidings for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon arrived a few days before Christmas with the appointment of Msgr. Donald Bolen of Regina as seventh bishop of the diocese.

Pope Benedict XVI’s appointment of Bolen as bishop was announced Dec. 21 in Rome. The diocese of Saskatoon has been without a bishop since September, when former bishop Albert LeGatt was inaugurated as Archbishop of St. Boniface, Manitoba.

Bolen, 48, is presently serving as vicar-general of the Archdiocese of Regina, and pastor of St. Joseph parish, Balgonie; St. Agnes at Pilot Butte; and St. Peter’s Colony, Kronau.

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Posted: December 21, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=623
Categories: NewsIn this article: bishops, Canada, Catholic, Donald Bolen, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Transmis : 21 décembre 2009 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=623
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : bishops, Canada, Catholic, Donald Bolen, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon


Another Canadian Anglican ecumenist appointed to WCC post

Another Canadian Anglican has been appointed to an international ecumenical post. Ecumenism in Canada congratulates Natasha Klukach on her new role at the WCC.

Natasha Klukach, General Synod’s coordinator for ecumenical relations, has been appointed to an international role that will make the most of her strong theological and relationship-building skills.

The Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has approved her appointment as Programme Executive: Church and Ecumenical Relations / North American Regional Relations at the WCC office in Geneva, Switzerland. Ms. Klukach is ready to take up her appointment in January 2011.
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Posted: October 13, 2010 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=647
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Canada, WCC
Transmis : 13 octobre 2010 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=647
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Canada, WCC


Interfaith declaration on poverty in Canada: A Time for Inspired Leadership and Action

Together as people of faith, informed by our respective traditions, and compelled by our sincerely held beliefs to care for those in need within our communities and across this nation, we recognize this time to be a unique moment and opportunity in Canada for cooperative action to eradicate persistent poverty in our wealthy and wonderful land. It is a time when Canadians of all faiths, from all walks of life, from all parts of this great country are awakening to the unacceptable levels of poverty, inequity and homelessness, and acknowledging that this injustice must change.

But we cannot do this in isolation. Committed to doing all we can, we call upon our government to partner with us in ending poverty.

We acknowledge with gratitude the many positive government initiatives that continue to benefit the poor. In particular, it is gratifying to acknowledge that a majority of Canadians now live in provinces and territories that have developed and are implementing poverty reduction plans. But it is time for comprehensive, coordinated and collaborative action, with national leadership working in partnership with other jurisdictions.
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Posted: March 15, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=8752
Categories: Documents, NewsIn this article: Canada, Canadian Council of Churches, interfaith, poverty, statements
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Catégorie : Documents, NewsDans cet article : Canada, Canadian Council of Churches, interfaith, poverty, statements


Research centre to mine insights of Vatican II

A new research centre at Ottawa’s Saint Paul University will study the contribution Canadians made to Vatican II as well as how the Council has shaped religious communities here.

A year before the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the Research Centre for Vatican II and 21st Century Catholicism launched Oct. 13. It will examine ecumenism and interreligious dialogue in contemporary society and look at issues of progress and decline in the Catholic community.

“I hope we find a way to help contemporary young Catholics, other Christians and non-Christians to understand the commitment and the opening of the Catholic Church to the world, to contemporary society and to contemporary issues,” said Saint Paul theology professor Catherine Clifford, one of Centre’s co-founders, in an interview.
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Posted: October 13, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6971
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, Catholic, research centre, Second Vatican Council
Transmis : 13 octobre 2011 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6971
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, Catholic, research centre, Second Vatican Council


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