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The Global Christian Forum, an historic achievement

When I teach my students about the ecumenical movement, I tell them that the establishment of the World Council of Churches in 1948 is an historic achievement. It is historic because the WCC is the principal instrument of the ecumenical movement in the 20th century. It is historic because it sets a benchmark in church history for the commitment of the churches to walk together. It is an achievement of unparalleled importance because it brought together the historic churches of the Reformation together with the Eastern churches in a commitment to seek visible unity and common witness. However, even in 1948 there was an awareness that there were essential voices missing from the ecumenical table.
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Posted: November 12, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=380
Categories: NewsIn this article: 2007, Christian unity, events, Global Christian Forum, statements
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : 2007, Christian unity, events, Global Christian Forum, statements


What’s in a name? The fate of sociology in theology

Dr. Kieran Flanagan will present the annual Keenan Lecture at St. Thomas More College, Saskatoon on the theme What’s in a name? The fate of sociology in theology. The lecture takes place on Wednesday November 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Father O’Donnell Auditorium (room 140) at STM. There will be a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend.

Further information about Dr. Flanagan is included in the complete article.
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Posted: November 14, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=381 In this article: events, Saskatoon, STM Transmis : 14 novembre 2007 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=381 Dans cet article : events, Saskatoon, STM


Facing the Questions: Restorative Justice Week 2007

“How can we, aboriginal and non-aboriginal people, walk together to heal our communities by addressing racism, poverty, and crime?” The 2007 Restorative Justice conference will gather to consider this question on November 14 at St. Mary’s RC Hall, 211 Avenue O. South in Saskatoon. The workshop runs from 1:20 to 9 p.m.
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Posted: November 14, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=382 In this article: events, restorative justice, Saskatoon, workshop Transmis : 14 novembre 2007 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=382 Dans cet article : events, restorative justice, Saskatoon, workshop


New Year’s Eve Interfaith Gathering for Peace

The sixth annual New Year’s Eve Interfaith Gathering for Peace will be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral, December 31st at 7:30 p.m. For further information contact Tony Haynes, 306-242-1500 or justpeace [at] saskatoonrcdiocese [dot] com.
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Posted: December 31, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=401 In this article: events, interfaith, multifaith, peace, Saskatoon Transmis : 31 décembre 2007 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=401 Dans cet article : events, interfaith, multifaith, peace, Saskatoon


US Baptists gather to forge new covenant

More than 20,000 Baptists from across North America will gather in Atlanta January 30-February 1, 2008, in an unprecedented demonstration of Baptist unity. The history-making event will culminate months of planning by leaders of more than 30 Baptist organizations who laid the groundwork for a new era of cooperation during a series of meetings at The Carter Center in 2006 and early 2007.

The New Baptist Covenant is an informal alliance of more than 30 racially, geographically, and theologically diverse Baptist organizations from throughout North America that claim more than 20 million members. Representatives of these Baptist organizations have reaffirmed traditional Baptist values, including sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and its implications for public and private morality, as well as their obligations as Christians to fulfill the biblical mandate to promote peace with justice, to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, care for the sick and the marginalized, and promote religious liberty and respect for religious diversity.

Under the theme “Unity in Christ,” the three-day Atlanta Celebration will feature speakers and presenters who will address historic Baptist commitments and explore other opportunities to work together as Christian partners. The Biblical text for the Celebration is Luke 4:18-19. Themes for the five plenary sessions are:

• Unity in Seeking Peace with Justice
• Unity in Bringing Good News to the Poor
• Unity in Respecting Diversity
• Unity in Welcoming the Stranger
• Unity in Setting the Captive Free

In addition to the plenary sessions, the Celebration will feature 16 special-interest sessions dealing with topics such as racism, religious liberty, poverty, the AIDS pandemic, faith in public policy, stewardship of the earth, evangelism, financial stewardship, and prophetic preaching.

Joint Midwinter Board Meeting

Prior to the New Baptist Covenant Celebration, the Joint Midwinter Board Meeting of the National Baptist Conventions in America, represented by the four Black Baptist Conventions — National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. (NBCUSA, Inc.), National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. (NBCA, Inc.), Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. (PNBC, Inc.), and National Missionary Baptist Convention of America (NMBCA) — will be held January 28 – 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The mission of this second historic meeting is to continue strengthening the bonds between the four Conventions.

The Joint Midwinter Board Meeting is expected to draw 10,000 attendees from across the nation, and the world, who will meet over a three-day period to review the business and governance of their respective Conventions, engage in biblically based educational and informational forums highlighting community, domestic, and world issues, and join in Christian fellowship. The four Conventions will come together daily for joint sessions and activities, in addition to holding separate meetings. This is the second gathering of the four Conventions, and as agreed upon by each Convention president during the groundbreaking 2005 gathering in Nashville, TN, it will continue to be a regularly scheduled meeting held every three to four years.
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Posted: January 30, 2008 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=417
Categories: Conferences, NewsIn this article: Baptist, Christian unity, church, events
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Feminist Theology, Feminist Art

The Friends of Sophia winter programme will begin with a presentation by Dr. Mary Ann Beavis, Professor of New Testament at St. Thomas More College. Mary Ann will explore the relationship between feminist theology and Canadian women’s art, focusing on the work of Bernice Santor, Pnina Granirer and Lilian Broca.
Wed, January 30, 2008, @ 7:30 pm in the St. Andrew’s College Lounge.
Parking is available. Please use the parking circle by the main doors, not the Parking Lot.
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Posted: January 30, 2008 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=419 In this article: events, Friends of Sophia, Saskatoon, women Transmis : 30 janvier 2008 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=419 Dans cet article : events, Friends of Sophia, Saskatoon, women


Remembering the Children

Remembering the Children: Aboriginal and Church Leaders prepare for Truth and Reconciliation

Cross-Canada Promotion Tour
Saskatchewan stop is March 9, 2008

Senior aboriginal and church leaders are crossing Canada this March to promote the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) which is being set up as part of the healing process set out in the Indian Residential Schools Agreement.

The tour seeks to bring awareness of the TRC to the general public and especially the people of the churches. At the invitation of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon will be one of the 4 stops on the tour. The PCE organizing committee is made up of representatives of the Roman Catholic, Anglican, United, and Presbyterian churches and the Mennonite Central Committee. Other stops are Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver. We asked for the tour to have a Saskatchewan stop because the residential schools issue is so important in our province.

The Saskatoon event is Sunday, March 9 at the Western Development Museum, starting at 3.00 pm, concluding with a feast & round dance.

Assembly of First Nations leaders and Regional Chiefs are part of the tour, along with senior staff from the Office of the Interim Director of the TRC. The other members include the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Anglican National Indigenous Bishop, the Moderator of the United Church of Canada and the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Local church and political leaders will offer a word of welcome to the national tour team at the event. The AFN will be in touch with chiefs in the region about this, and the FSIN have been invited to be present

We are excited that this important event is coming to Saskatchewan. This is a public event. We hope you can be there and will tell others about it. There is no charge for the event. A donations basket is available. Pre-registration is strongly advised to help us plan seating, and is ESSENTIAL if you will be staying for the feast. Register by phone (306-653-1633) or email pce [at] ecumenism [dot] net or write to the PCE at 600-45th Street West, Saskatoon, S7L 5W9.

Yours sincerely,

Rev. Dr. Jan Bigland-Pritchard
Executive Director,
Prairie Centre for Ecumenism (for the Restorative Justice Committee)

For background on the TRC go to www.residentialschoolssettlement.ca
The tour website is www.rememberingthechildren.ca
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Posted: February 7, 2008 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=423 In this article: Canada, events, restorative justice, Saskatoon, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Transmis : 7 février 2008 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=423 Dans cet article : Canada, events, restorative justice, Saskatoon, Truth and Reconciliation Commission


Winter Refresher: This Sacred Earth

St. Andrew’s College, Saskatoon presents: Winter Refresher from February 10th to 13th, 2008. The theme this year is This Sacred Earth: the ecological challenge to religion with the theme speaker Dr. Heather Eaton.

For registration and information regarding Winter Refresher 2008. For additional information contact St. Andrew’s College: toll free: 877-644-8970; or www.standrews.ca.

Join us for Great Music, Engaging Theology, Stimulating Conversation, and Celebration.
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Posted: February 13, 2008 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=426
Categories: NewsIn this article: environment, events, Saskatoon, St. Andrew's College, study
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Foundations: Exploring our Faith together

Foundations, “Exploring Our Faith Together” is a faith enrichment program for adults offered by the parishes in Saskatoon’s Roman Catholic diocese during the fall and spring of each year. The cost of each course is $5 per person, per two hour session. High school students: no charge. Anyone is welcome to attend sessions — it is not necessary to be member of the parish organizing the event. Pre-registration is required. A minimum of 15 people is required for the course to run. A partial selection of topics is included below. The complete Foundations schedule for Spring 2008 and contact information is available on the RC diocesan website.

“Zombie Jesus or Resurrected Christ” with Blake Sittler
Holy Spirit Parish, Saskatoon, Monday, March 3, 7:30 pm
Every Sunday we proclaim that we believe in the resurrection of the dead but do we really understand what the resurrection is? Blake will investigate the scriptural, theological, historical and practical aspects of our hoped for glorification.

“Theology of Johnny Cash” with Blake Sittler
St. Patrick Parish Centre, Saskatoon, Wednesday, March 5, 7 pm
Visiting different aspects of Catholic theology using the lyrics of Johnny Cash.

“Spirituality & Social Justice” with Gertrude Rompré
Holy Spirit Parish, Saskatoon, Tuesday, March 11, 7:30 pm
How do we develop a balanced spirituality that includes a commitment to justice? How do we create a balanced activism that remains gospel-centered? This session explores these questions and how we can develop a “faith that does justice”.

“A Funny Thing Happened on my Way Through the Bible” with Blake Sittler
Assumption of Our Lady Parish, Kerrobert, Wednesday, March 12, 7:30 pm
A search for the use of humour in the Old and New Testament and a discussion about the importance of making the Word relevant to people today.

“Interchurch Families” with Shirley & Bernie Karstad
St. Anne Parish, Saskatoon, Wednesday, April 16, 7:30
Interchurch marriages are a particular life situation for many Christians that require special pastoral sensitivity. We will explore the realities of these families which share a baptismal and marital oneness.
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Posted: March 3, 2008 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=432 In this article: education, events, Saskatoon Transmis : 3 mars 2008 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=432 Dans cet article : education, events, Saskatoon


Women, Theatre and Religion in the Western Tradition

The Friends of Sophia winter programme continues with a presentation by Dr. Moira Day, Associate Professor, U of S Drama Department. Moira will present a talk entitled “Women, Theatre and Religion in the Western Tradition: From Antiquity to 1700”.

Wed. March 5, 2008 @ 7:30 pm in the Chelsea Commons, rm 231, St Thomas More College.

The Friends of Sophia is an interdenominational group of women, based at the University of Saskatchewan, dedicated to nurturing Christian feminist spirituality through educational opportunities, shared experience and liturgical celebration. For more information see the Friends of Sophia website.
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Posted: March 5, 2008 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=433 In this article: events, Friends of Sophia, Saskatoon, women Transmis : 5 mars 2008 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=433 Dans cet article : events, Friends of Sophia, Saskatoon, women


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