Archive for tag: Christian unity

Archive pour tag : Christian unity

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After you say hello: going deeper in inter-church dialogue

The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism’s Fall Workshop for Ecumenical Contacts will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at St. Francis RC Church, Saskatoon (Willow St. & Melrose Ave.) from 9:00 a.m. – noon. Our theme is “After you say hello: going deeper in inter-church dialogue.”
Lots of people can generate some enthusiasm for ‘surface’ ecumenism (occasional potlucks, an annual joint service, etc.), but how do you move yourself and your church from polite greetings to meaningful, lasting engagement? This can be particularly challenging for lay people who operate at varying distances from the centres of power in their churches. Sharing enthusiasm and tested ideas with us will be the Rev. Dr. Jim Halmarson, a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, who is serving with the Anglican parish of Christ Church, Saskatoon, and who also teaches at the Lutheran Theological Seminary.
The workshop forms part of the ongoing training and development of Ecumenical Contacts – people in parishes and congregations who accept the call to work for Christian unity and reconciliation – but it is open to anyone who is interested in the subject. Registration is from 8:30 am. There is no charge for the workshop (donations welcome). For further information call the PCE at 306-653-1633 or email pce [at] ecumenism [dot] net.
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Posted: September 21, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=269 In this article: Christian unity, education, events, Saskatoon, theological education Transmis : 21 septembre 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=269 Dans cet article : Christian unity, education, events, Saskatoon, theological education


Growing Together 23rd series, 2007

The 2007 edition of Growing Together is now available for pre-order at the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism. Growing Together is a series of Sunday bulletin inserts prepared by a special writing team for the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism. Produced annually since 1985, GT consists of a set of 5 inserts normally distributed in church bulletins from January to May.

The 2007 GT series is:

1. Hear the Word of the Lord – Prophetic Voices for God
2. The Power of Words
3. When We Disagree: Living with Difference in our Congregations
4. A Muslim Friend I Would Like To Have Known
5. The Spirituality of Travel
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Posted: November 28, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=279
Categories: ResourcesIn this article: Christian unity, education, Growing Together
Transmis : 28 novembre 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=279
Catégorie : ResourcesDans cet article : Christian unity, education, Growing Together


Russian Orthodox churches to reconcile

The Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) has agreed to reconcile with the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church. The schism developed following the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, and has led to the establishment of parallel jurisdictions of Russian Orthodoxy in the diaspora. The talks between ROCOR and the Moscow Patriarchate began in 2001. The reconciliation between the two church bodies is expected to occur in May 2007 when the Synod of the Moscow Patriarchate adopts the “Act of Canonical Communion” already approved by the ROCOR Synod of Bishops. The two church bodies express the hope that: “The reestablishment of canonical communion will serve, God willing, towards the strengthening of the unity of the Church of Christ, of her witness in the contemporary world, promoting the fulfillment of the will of the Lord to “gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad” (John 11:52).
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Posted: December 17, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=281
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Christian unity, Moscow Patriarchate, Orthodox, ROCOR, Russian, statements
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Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Christian unity, Moscow Patriarchate, Orthodox, ROCOR, Russian, statements


Making Peace in the Household of God — SEI 2007

Conflict is not necessarily a bad thing. Yet in the churches there is a fear of conflict, and a tendency to go for peace at any price, sweeping conflict under the carpet until it cannot be contained. The 2007 Summer Ecumenical Institute aims to help church people build a vision of how conflict can become a force for good in our communities, and to equip participants with the basic skills they need to become active peace-builders in their own settings.

The Summer Ecumenical Institute (SEI) — scheduled for June 26 to 29 in Saskatoon — is sponsored by the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism.
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Posted: January 7, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=283
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: 2007, Christian unity, conflict, events, peace, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, resolution, Saskatoon, Summer Ecumenical Institute
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Catégorie : ConferencesDans cet article : 2007, Christian unity, conflict, events, peace, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, resolution, Saskatoon, Summer Ecumenical Institute


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: ecu.net/?p=293
Categories: MemorialsIn this article: Christian Reformed Church in North America, Christian unity, ecumenism
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Catégorie : MemorialsDans cet article : Christian Reformed Church in North America, Christian unity, ecumenism


Winds of change

Rather than be split by a much-trumpeted schism,the Anglican Communion emerged from its meeting in Tanzania this week as a new kind of twenty-first century Church, reflecting changes in ecclesial and geopolitical power

Will the Anglican Communion survive? Before the Primates’ Meeting in Africa this week there was much discussion of schism, and an atmosphere of crisis prevailed. At the heart of the problem is how Anglicans reconcile the value they place on diocesan and provincial structure of autonomy at the national level with the legitimacy given to a comprehensive range of practices and positions with the bonds of ecclesial communion that allow the Communion coherence as one effective, united, interdependent worldwide body of Christians. Given that, what does the Anglican Communion mean? Is it a fellowship of independent national churches with historical roots in the Church of England that worship through a provincial expression of the Book of Common Prayer, or is it a hierarchical system with the Archbishop of Canterbury at the top as a sort of mini-Pope?
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Posted: February 24, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6714
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Anglican Communion, Christian unity, human sexuality, Rowan Williams
Transmis : 24 février 2007 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6714
Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Anglican Communion, Christian unity, human sexuality, Rowan Williams


Through many dangers,toils and snares …

When Catholic cardinals meet in conclave they tend to do so under the stern eye of God in the Sistine Chapel. Anglican primates are different; this past week they have been meeting privately in the agreeable surroundings of a beach-front hotel overlooking the shimmering Indian Ocean just outside Dar es Salaam. Where the cardinals have Swiss Guards to protect them, the Anglicans have enjoyed what we journalists took to calling satirically the ring of steel: a group of young askari cadets, dressed in white shirts and black berets, who nervously fingered their truncheons when anyone approached.
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Posted: February 24, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6712
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Anglican Communion, Christian unity, human sexuality, Rowan Williams
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Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Anglican Communion, Christian unity, human sexuality, Rowan Williams


Report sets stage for closer relations between Catholics, Anglicans

Church unity hasn’t happened yet, but Catholics and Anglicans have a new list of concrete suggestions for ways to bring the two churches closer. A joint commission of Catholic and Anglican bishops has produced a 42-page report which aims “to bridge the gap between the elements of faith we hold in common and the tangible expression of that shared belief in our ecclesial lives.” The result of work by theologians and bishops in North America, Europe and Australia, Growing Together in Unity and Mission summarizes the agreements reached in 40 years of Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue, setting out common belief in the Trinity, the church as communion in mission, Scripture, Baptism, Eucharist, ministry, authority in the church, discipleship and holiness, and the Blessed Virgin Mary. It also sets out in eight boxed sections areas of disagreement. The disagreements take up 15 of the 126 numbered paragraphs in the document.
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Posted: April 13, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=7005
Categories: Catholic Register, DialogueIn this article: Anglican, Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, IARCCUM, mission, witness
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Catégorie : Catholic Register, DialogueDans cet article : Anglican, Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, IARCCUM, mission, witness


Making Peace in the Household of God — SEI 2007

The early bird registration deadline for the 2007 Summer Ecumenical Institute is March 15. Please register soon. A conference brochure and registration form are available online at ecumenism.net/sei/2007_sei_brochure.pdf
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Posted: June 26, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=331
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: Christian unity, conflict transformation, Saskatoon, Summer Ecumenical Institute
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Catégorie : ConferencesDans cet article : Christian unity, conflict transformation, Saskatoon, Summer Ecumenical Institute


SEI 2007: Making Peace in the Household of God

The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism is pleased to announce that its Summer Ecumenical Institute for 2007 will take place in Saskatoon June 26-29. The theme of the conference is conflict resolution and transformation within and among churches, under the working title “Making Peace in the Household of God.”

Many Canadian churches appear to be experiencing conflict, often more within than between denominations. Liberals and conservatives in many churches are in tension over issues such as human sexuality and the interpretation of scripture, and the ‘heat’ seems to be rising. The skills of courtesy, listening and dialogue, which ecumenically-minded people have been developing over the years, are today needed just as much within our churches as between them.
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Posted: June 26, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=330
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: Christian unity, conflict resolution, conflict transformation, peace, Saskatoon, Summer Ecumenical Institute
Transmis : 26 juin 2007 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=330
Catégorie : ConferencesDans cet article : Christian unity, conflict resolution, conflict transformation, peace, Saskatoon, Summer Ecumenical Institute


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