Archive for tag: Global Christian Forum

Archive pour tag : Global Christian Forum

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Communiqué of the Global Christian Forum

Thirty representatives from throughout the world gathered from 9-11 September 2000 at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, to explore the idea of a Global Christian Forum that would include a wide spectrum of churches and organisations. Those present came from Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Reformation Protestant, Pentecostal and Evangelical churches as well as Christian networks and
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Posted: September 11, 2000 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=8943
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Une réunion chrétienne d’une diversité sans précédent pour évoquer l’unité et le témoignage commun

Une réunion de hauts responsables d’Eglises telle qu’on en n’a jamais vue se déroulera près de Nairobi, Kenya, à partir du mardi 6 novembre. Jamais encore des traditions chrétiennes aussi diverses ne se sont retrouvées pour une rencontre mondiale d’une telle envergure œcuménique; on y parlera de ce que les chrétiens sont appelés à faire dans le monde d’aujourd’hui – si possible ensemble.

Sous le nom de Forum chrétien mondial, cette rencontre, qui se tiendra au Centre de conférences de Jumuia à Limuru, près de Nairobi, rassemblera du 6 au 9 novembre près de 250 représentants de haut niveau de toutes les traditions chrétiennes et de leurs organisations mondiales.
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Posted: November 5, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=364
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Most diverse Christian gathering ever to discuss unity and common witness

A unique gathering of high level church leaders to start Tuesday, 6 November near Nairobi, Kenya, features the broadest range of Christian traditions ever represented at a global meeting, allowing for a discussion of unprecedented ecumenical breadth on what Christians are called to do – together if possible – in the world today.

The 6-9 November gathering, called the Global Christian Forum, brings together about 250 high level representatives of all the main Christian traditions and of their global organizations at the Jumuia Conference Centre in Limuru, near Nairobi.

The Forum’s stated purpose is to create a new, open space in which a broad range of Christian churches and interchurch organizations can gather in a multilateral setting to foster mutual respect and explore and address together common challenges. It aims to include all streams of Christianity, including those which have not been in conversation with one another. In Limuru about half of the participants will be Evangelicals and Pentecostals.

Over four days, with the theme “Our Journey with Jesus Christ, the Reconciler,” participants will discuss how best to promote dialogue and co-operation on issues of Christian unity and common witness to the world. They will debate proposals for the future of the Forum, and it is hoped that a “Letter to the Churches” will summarize the results of the meeting.
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Posted: November 6, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=365
Categories: Evangelical-Roman Catholic Dialogue, WCC NewsIn this article: Global Christian Forum
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Un responsable du Vatican affirme que le Forum chrétien mondial est essentiel

[ENI] Un éminent représentant du Vatican a déclaré que l’Eglise catholique romaine saluait le Forum chrétien mondial, qui est un rassemblement sans précédent des divers courants du christianisme. “Lorsque les chrétiens sont divisés, la proclamation de l’Evangile souffre et c’est là une douleur que nous devons tous ressentir”, a déclaré l’évêque Brian Farrell, secrétaire du Conseil pontifical pour la promotion de l’unité des chrétiens.
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Posted: November 8, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=369
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Vatican official says world forum for Christianity is vital

[ENI] A senior Vatican official has said the Roman Catholic Church welcomes a new Global Christian Forum intended to bring together the diverse strands of Christianity as never before. “When Christians are divided, the preaching of the gospel suffers and this is a pain we all have to feel,” said Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, addressing a 6-9 November meeting of the forum near Nairobi.
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Posted: November 8, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=370
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Ecumenism – or how to ride a bicycle between this life and the other

“Church unity is like riding a bicycle. We will fall unless we go forward.” This affirmation was posed as a challenge by Korean missiologist Wonsuk Ma to participants at the Global Christian Forum taking place on 6-9 November in Limuru, near Nairobi, Kenya.

In a keynote address delivered on the second day of the forum, Ma analyzed Christian developments in unity and mission over the last century. He affirmed that in Christian mission, the seemingly contradictory emphases on “life before death” and on “life after death” – which have separated “mainline” and “evangelical” Christians for decades – are actually complementary and in need of each other.

Read the complete article on Dr. Ma’s address to the Global Christian Forum on our website.
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Posted: November 8, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=371
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Global Christian Forum
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Evangelicals and Pentecostals look to new forms of unity

Evangelical, Pentecostal and Charismatic leaders attending a world Christian forum in Kenya that has brought together many of Christianity’s diverse strands, say it offers new opportunities, but they also warn of possible difficulties ahead.

“When you share your journey and discover how others people have travelled and find similarities in the journey, that helps you to travel together,” commented the Rev. Richard Howell of the Evangelical Fellowship of India.

About 240 leaders from Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Evangelical, Pentecostal and other churches and international organizations attended the forum in Limuru near Nairobi.

Organizers say the gathering aimed to bring together the various streams of Christianity that have traditionally not been “in conversation” with each other.

The World Council of Churches groups many of the world’s Anglican, Protestant and Orthodox denominations but the Roman Catholic Church does not belong to the Geneva-based WCC, nor do many Evangelical, Pentecostal or Charismatic churches.

In many parts of the world, Pentecostal and so-called non-mainline Protestant churches are growing, while mainstream churches continue to lose membership.

“A new form of ecumenism is needed that is able to embrace the challenges of world-wide Christianity,” Pentecostal theologian and scholar Cheryl Bridges-Johns said in an 8 November address to participants.
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Posted: November 8, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=372
Categories: ENI, Evangelical-Roman Catholic DialogueIn this article: Global Christian Forum
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Ecumenism needs reinvention, Pentecostal scholar says

Pentecostal theologian and scholar Cheryl Bridges-Johns proposed a radical reinvention of the ecumenical movement in a keynote address delivered on the third day of the Global Christian Forum which takes place 6-9 November in Limuru, near Nairobi, Kenya.

Bridges-Johns, a professor at the Theological Seminary of the Church of God in Cleveland (Tennessee), US, sparked a vivid discussion with her lecture, which elaborated on a statement from the 1961 New Delhi assembly of the World Council of Churches: “the achievement of unity will involve nothing less than a death and rebirth of many forms of church life as we have known them”.

Read the complete article for further details of Prof. Bridges-Johns’ address, as well as links to additional resources on the Global Christian Forum.
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Posted: November 9, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=374
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Global Christian Forum
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‘Historic’ world Christian forum issues call for dialogue

[ENI] Leaders meeting in Kenya belonging to all main Christian traditions, and from countries ranging from Armenia to Zimbabwe, have pledged to convene international, local and regional meetings to deepen reconciliation and understanding. “Recognising that unity is first and foremost God’s gift through the work of the Holy Spirit, our commitment is to press on in promoting ever greater understanding and cooperation among Christians, while respecting the diversity of our identities, traditions and individual gifts,” the leaders said in a statement issued at the end of the 6-9 November meeting.
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Posted: November 9, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=375
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L’œcuménisme – ou l’art de faire du vélo entre cette vie et la prochaine

“L’unité de l’Eglise, c’est comme la bicyclette: si on s’arrête, on tombe.” Cette affirmation provocante a été lancée par le missiologue coréen Wonsuk Ma aux participants du Forum chrétien mondial, qui s’est tenu du 6 au 9 novembre à Limuru, prés de Nairobi, Kenya.

Dans un exposé fondamental présenté le deuxième jour de cette réunion, M. Ma a examiné l’évolution de l’unité et de la mission chrétiennes au cours du dernier siècle, affirmant que dans la mission, la manière apparemment contradictoire d’insister sur “la vie avant la mort” et sur “la vie après la mort”, qui a divisé les chrétiens “traditionnels” et “évangéliques” pendant des décennies représentent deux tendances en fait complémentaires et indispensables l’une à l’autre.
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Posted: November 9, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=376
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