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Archive pour tag : dialogue

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Building unity in the body of Christ

St. Margaret's Anglican Church, Winnipeg. Photo: Ruth Bonneville, Winnipeg Free Press

There are hundreds of denominations within Christianity, and it can be easy to focus on the differences between them all. But a group of Mennonites and Anglicans is breaking through those walls. A group of 12 people from both denominations gathered from May 24 to 26 at the University of Manitoba’s St. John’s College in Winnipeg. They spent the weekend sharing the struggles each church experiences and the resources they offer, a practice they have labelled the “exchanging of gifts.”

“It seems that denominational affiliation is becoming less important, and Christianity is shrinking in many sectors in Canada,” says Melissa Miller, interim pastor at Home Street Mennonite Church in Winnipeg. “So it seems more important that Christians from different denominations engage with each other and learn from each other and lay down some of those divisions.” Miller is the Mennonite co-chair of the dialogue, and Christopher Trott, warden of St. John’s College, is the Anglican co-chair.
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Posted: June 19, 2019 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=10567
Categories: Dialogue, NewsIn this article: Anglican Church of Canada, dialogue, Mennonite Church Canada
Transmis : 19 juin 2019 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=10567
Catégorie : Dialogue, NewsDans cet article : Anglican Church of Canada, dialogue, Mennonite Church Canada


New Orthodox-Catholic statement on the Vocation and Mission of the People of God

The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation has released a new agreed statement entitled, The Vocation and Mission of the People of God: “A Chosen Race, a Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation”. The document was finalized at the most recent meeting of the Consultation which took place in late May of this year at the Saint Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook, New Hampshire. The Consultation is co-chaired by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, the Catholic Archbishop of Newark, and by Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Methodios of Boston.
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Posted: August 6, 2019 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=10594
Categories: Dialogue, NewsIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, mission, Orthodox, US Conference of Catholic Bishops, vocation
Transmis : 6 aoüt 2019 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=10594
Catégorie : Dialogue, NewsDans cet article : Catholic, dialogue, mission, Orthodox, US Conference of Catholic Bishops, vocation


Reformed-Pentecostal dialogue distilling five years’ of discussion

Members of the Reformed-Pentecostal Dialogue on the campus of the Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, 23-30 October 2019

The sixth session of the Reformed-Pentecostal Dialogue, which has revolved around the understanding of “mission,” focused on bringing together the fruits of their five years of work: mission and salvation; the Holy Spirit and mission; mission and the unity of the church; mission and eschatology.

The work will be presented in a single document to be published next year. Dialogue participants hope that this publication will be useful for Reformed and Pentecostal churches to better understand each other and encourage common witness in word and action.
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Posted: November 2, 2019 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=10692
Categories: NewsIn this article: dialogue, Pentecostal World Fellowship, World Communion of Reformed Churches
Transmis : 2 novembre 2019 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=10692
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : dialogue, Pentecostal World Fellowship, World Communion of Reformed Churches


Deepening the meaning of baptism

Cristina Vanin, second from left, responds to feedback at the ‘One Baptism? A Symposium on Baptism and the Christian Life’ event during a panel discussion. Also pictured, from left to right: John Rempel, Mary (Joy) Philip, Anthony Siegrist and facilitator Jeremy Bergen. (Photo by Janet Bauman)

After five years of meetings by an international commission of Mennonites, Lutherans and Roman Catholics on the topic of baptism, John Rempel, the commission’s Mennonite representative, presented a trilateral report from that dialogue at an event called “One Baptism? A Symposium on Baptism and the Christian Life,” at Waterloo North Mennonite Church on Nov. 8.

Pastors, denominational leaders, professors and some students from Conrad Grebel University College attended the Anabaptist Learning Workshop event, sponsored by Grebel and Mennonite Church Eastern Canada.

Framed around scriptures emphasizing the image of the church as one body with one baptism, the symposium began and ended with times of worship. In between, Rempel summarized the report and then invited three people, one from each tradition, to respond. They formed a panel that fielded further comments and questions.

Mennonite World Conference (MWC) engaged in the trilateral dialogue because “Jesus Christ calls us to be one.” Participation was seen as a way to build on previous reconciliation efforts between the denominations, nurturing mutual understanding and cooperation.
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Posted: November 20, 2019 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=10697
Categories: NewsIn this article: baptism, Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, Lutheran World Federation, Mennonite World Conference, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
Transmis : 20 novembre 2019 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=10697
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : baptism, Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, Lutheran World Federation, Mennonite World Conference, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity


Dialogue continues on path of co-operation

Bishop Brian Dunn, Catholic co-chair of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue in Canada

Catholics and Anglicans in Canada have been working on their relationship ever since Gen. James Wolfe surprised Gen. Louis-Joseph, Marquis de Montcalm on the Plains of Abraham in the fall of 1759.

By 1763 King Louis XV had no choice but to cede France’s North American possessions entirely to England’s King George III. The practicalities of a Protestant king and his Protestant army trying to impose their religion on a majority Catholic population were such that the English made allowances for the Catholic Church while they granted land and paid clergy salaries for the Anglicans.

More than 250 years later, the dialogue between Catholics and Anglicans in Canada carries on, unhindered by royalty and without much reference to the Seven Years’ War. The latest round ended Nov. 18 in Toronto after three days with a presentation to theology students at Trinity College of the Toronto School of Theology at the University of Toronto.
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Posted: December 1, 2019 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=10735
Categories: Catholic RegisterIn this article: Anglican Church of Canada, CCCB, dialogue
Transmis : 1 décembre 2019 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=10735
Catégorie : Catholic RegisterDans cet article : Anglican Church of Canada, CCCB, dialogue


Christians and Muslims: Friends in Conversation

Participants in a local Christian-Muslim conversation group (left to right): Art Battiste, Bernard de Margerie, Asma Ahsan, Irfan Mir, Carol Pek, Angeline Battiste, Saba Ahsan, Margot Taylor, Abdullah Patel, and Fachrizal Halim.

Christianity and Islam are two world religions that share a common theological root to Abrahamic tradition. The two religions also share complex histories of conflict and coexistence that span from the Middle Ages until the present day. While the groundwork to build understandings between Christians and Muslims has been laid down by Christian and Muslim leaders, the idea is still not fully articulated in a local context.

Wishing to pursue such an initiative among ordinary Christians and Muslims in Saskatoon, Fr. Bernard de Margerie, a Roman Catholic priest, and Fachrizal Halim, a Sunni Muslim professor of Islamic Studies at St. Thomas More College, Saskatoon, met in December, 2018 to discuss the possibility of having a Christian-Muslim conversation group. Both saw an urgent need to know more about each other’s faith and the importance of developing respect and friendships between the two faith communities.
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Posted: December 10, 2019 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=10705
Categories: NewsIn this article: Christian, dialogue, interfaith, Muslim, Saskatoon
Transmis : 10 décembre 2019 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=10705
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Christian, dialogue, interfaith, Muslim, Saskatoon


Rencontre annuelle du Dialogue des évêques anglicans et catholiques romains à Toronto

Les membres du dialogue canadien ARC-E lors de leur réunion à Toronto en décembre 2019

Le Dialogue des évêques anglicans et catholiques romains du Canada (ARC-E) a tenu sa dernière rencontre dans la région de Toronto du 27 au 29 novembre 2019. Cette réunion annuelle est l’occasion pour les évêques de s’informer, de partager et de discuter sur leurs activités pastorales respectives, de faire le point sur l’actualité dans les deux Églises, et de promouvoir les objectifs de l’unité chrétienne au Canada. Les évêques ont notamment abordé des questions relatives à l’œcuménisme, à la liberté de religion et de conscience dans la société canadienne, aux partenariats interreligieux, ainsi que les défis et possibilités concernant l’aumônerie dans les forces armées, les services correctionnels et les milieux hospitaliers. Pendant une partie de leur réunion, les membres de l’ARC-E ont reçu les coprésidents anglican et catholique romain du Dialogue théologique anglican-catholique romain au Canada (ARC) pour discuter de la priorité actuelle de l’ARC sur le fonctionnement des consultations synodales et de la prise de décision dans les deux confessions. Il y a maintenant plusieurs années que l’ARC-E et l’ARC collaborent étroitement à enrichir mutuellement leurs travaux et leurs réflexions.
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Posted: December 13, 2019 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=10730
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican Church of Canada, bishops, CCCB, dialogue
Transmis : 13 décembre 2019 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=10730
Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican Church of Canada, bishops, CCCB, dialogue


Anglican-Roman Catholic Bishops’ Dialogue holds annual meeting in Toronto

Members of the Canadian ARC-B dialogue at their meeting in Toronto in December 2019

The Anglican-Roman Catholic Bishops’ Dialogue of Canada (ARC-B) held its most recent meeting in the Toronto area from November 27-29, 2019. The annual meeting facilitates opportunities for the Anglican and Roman Catholic Bishops to share, learn, and discuss about their respective pastoral activities, update one another on the news from our churches, and further the aims of Christian unity in Canada. The Bishops specifically discussed issues relating to ecumenism, freedom of religion and conscience in Canadian society, interfaith partnerships, and various challenges and opportunities in chaplaincy ministry in military, corrections, and medical contexts. The ARC-B members were also joined for part of the meeting by the Roman Catholic and Anglican co-chairs of the Anglican-Roman Catholic theological dialogue of Canada (ARC) to discuss ARC’s current focus on the operations of synodical consultation and decision making in the two traditions. For several years now, both ARC-B and ARC have worked closely with one another, mutually enriching one another’s work and reflections.
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Posted: December 13, 2019 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=10728
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican Church of Canada, bishops, CCCB, dialogue
Transmis : 13 décembre 2019 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=10728
Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican Church of Canada, bishops, CCCB, dialogue


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