Archive for tag: Lutheran World Federation

Archive pour tag : Lutheran World Federation

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Week of Prayer: Visit to Rome explores growth towards Christian unity

Lutheran World Federation Assistant General Secretary for Ecumenical Relations, Prof. Dirk Lange

As the annual Christian Unity week draws to a close, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Assistant General Secretary for Ecumenical Relations, Prof. Dirk Lange is in Rome praying with Pope Francis and representatives of other churches for reconciliation within the Christian world.
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Posted: Jan. 25, 2023 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13148
Categories: Lutheran World InformationIn this article: Dirk Lange, Lutheran World Federation, WPCU
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Catégorie : Lutheran World InformationDans cet article : Dirk Lange, Lutheran World Federation, WPCU


Full house when Lutherans gather at WCC Assembly

A. Danielsson, Lutheran World Federation
Participants in the Lutheran confessional meeting at the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany

“One in every eight persons you meet at the World Council of Churches (WCC) Assembly is likely to be a Lutheran,” said The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) General Secretary Rev. Anne Burghardt at the opening of a Lutheran confessional meeting at the 11th World Council of Churches (WCC) Assembly in Karlsruhe earlier this week.

Lutherans from churches all over the world came together for the meeting to share their joys, concerns, and hopes and reflect on the assembly theme from a perspective of Lutheran churches and theology.
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Posted: Sept. 2, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12508
Categories: Conferences, Lutheran World InformationIn this article: Anne Burghardt, Lutheran World Federation, WCC, WCC Assembly
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Catégorie : Conferences, Lutheran World InformationDans cet article : Anne Burghardt, Lutheran World Federation, WCC, WCC Assembly


Walking a new path together towards Christian unity

Philippa Hitchen, Lutheran World Federation
During the 15th Lambeth Conference, Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, poses with LWF General Secretary, Rev. Anne Burghardt, and Associate General Secretary for Ecumenical Relations, Rev. Dirk Lange

How do we – as Christian world communions – define the goal of visible unity for our churches? Can we find a way forward, walking together towards a shared vision? Or do we “simply fall back and expect the other to look like us?”

Those were key questions posed by the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) General Secretary Rev. Anne Burghardt to Anglican bishops and representatives of other Christian world communions gathered at the 15th Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, England.

Under the leadership of the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, over 650 Anglican leaders, as well as bishops in full communion from across the globe, are meeting from 26 July to 8 August. Reflecting on the theme ‘God’s Church for God’s World: walking, listening and witnessing together’, they are discussing the mission and the priorities of the worldwide communion for the next decade.
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Posted: Aug. 5, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12347
Categories: Lutheran World InformationIn this article: Anne Burghardt, Christian unity, Dirk Lange, Lambeth Conference, Lutheran World Federation
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Catégorie : Lutheran World InformationDans cet article : Anne Burghardt, Christian unity, Dirk Lange, Lambeth Conference, Lutheran World Federation


Lutheran-Catholic report: Baptism and Growth in Communion

Philippa Hitchen, Lutheran World Information
Members of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity at the final meeting of their Fifth Phase in Strasbourg in 2018

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) have issued a joint press release announcing the online publication of the report of the Fifth Phase of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity. The report is entitled Baptism and Growth in Communion. The new document, which has been in preparation for the past seven years, includes important impulses for ongoing theological and ecclesiological discussion and makes “a significant step in proposing a differentiating consensus on baptism.”

The report seeks to find a language for the ecclesial dimensions of growth in communion. It concludes with six commitments setting out a road map for the ongoing dialogue and for the growing cooperation at all levels between Lutherans and Catholics. It highlights particular events over recent years that have contributed to the journey ‘from conflict to communion’, notably the joint commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in Lund, Sweden, the Declaration of Intent endorsing fuller collaboration between the LWF’s World Service arm and the Caritas Internationalis network, as well as local initiatives such as the visit of Pope Francis to the Lutheran parish in Rome in 2015.
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Posted: Apr. 7, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=11278
Categories: Lutheran World InformationIn this article: baptism, dialogue, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Dirk Lange, Lutheran World Federation
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Catégorie : Lutheran World InformationDans cet article : baptism, dialogue, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Dirk Lange, Lutheran World Federation


Remember your baptism: Trilateral dialogue report presents gifts and challenges

Members of the Trilateral Dialogue Commission at their meeting

The final report on the Lutheran-Mennonite-Roman Catholic Trilateral Conversation has been published. The report summarizes five years of theological consultations between the three communions on the understanding and practice of baptism in light of contemporary pastoral and missional challenges facing all three Christian communities.

“The report shows that today these three churches agree that baptism is for discipleship,” says Mennonite delegation member Larry Miller. “It raises the question for each of these churches: are there ways of acknowledging our different practices of baptism that grow the unity for which Jesus prayed?”

Representatives of the Catholic Church (Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity), Lutheran World Federation (LWF), and Mennonite World Conference (MWC) met from 2012–2017 to discuss understanding and practice of baptism.
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Posted: Aug. 12, 2020 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10804
Categories: Dialogue, NewsIn this article: baptism, Catholic, dialogue, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Lutheran World Federation, Mennonite World Conference
Transmis : 12 aoüt 2020 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=10804
Catégorie : Dialogue, NewsDans cet article : baptism, Catholic, dialogue, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Lutheran World Federation, Mennonite World Conference


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

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: Nov. 20, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10697
Categories: NewsIn this article: baptism, Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Lutheran World Federation, Mennonite World Conference
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : baptism, Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Lutheran World Federation, Mennonite World Conference


Statement from Notre Dame Consultation: Visible Unity and Common Witness

The representatives of five Christian World Communions - Anglicans, Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists and the Reformed - at the Notre Dame Consultation

Participants at a historic gathering of church leaders from five Christian World Communions have issued a statement recommitting themselves to communicating the biblical message of salvation in new ways to contemporary society. We “wish to make more visible our common witness, in worship and service, on our journey together towards visible unity, walking together, praying together and working together.”
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Posted: Apr. 3, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10483
Categories: Communiqué, Lutheran World InformationIn this article: Anglican Communion, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, JDDJ, justification by faith, Lutheran World Federation, World Communion of Reformed Churches, World Methodist Council
Transmis : 3 avril 2019 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=10483
Catégorie : Communiqué, Lutheran World InformationDans cet article : Anglican Communion, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, JDDJ, justification by faith, Lutheran World Federation, World Communion of Reformed Churches, World Methodist Council


Senior ecumenical panel to discuss Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification

The Presidents of the Lutheran World Federation, Christian Krause, and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Cardinal Edward Idris Cassidy, sign the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification at St Anna’s Lutheran Church in Augsburg, Germany, on 31 October 31 1999. The document has since been adopted or affirmed by the World Methodist Council, the World Communion of Reformed Churches, and the Anglican Consultative Council

The five Christian denominations closely associated with the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ) are taking part in a private consultation and public events this week to discuss how to take the document further. The JDDJ was originally agreed by the Roman Catholic Church and the Lutheran World Federation in 1999. The significant ecumenical text has been described as resolving the doctrinal dispute at the heart of the Reformation; and has since been adopted or affirmed by the World Communion of Reformed Churches, the World Methodist Council and the Anglican Consultative Council.
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Posted: Mar. 27, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10421
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Anglican Communion, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, JDDJ, justification by faith, Lutheran World Federation, World Communion of Reformed Churches, World Methodist Council
Transmis : 27 mars 2019 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=10421
Catégorie : ACNSDans cet article : Anglican Communion, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, JDDJ, justification by faith, Lutheran World Federation, World Communion of Reformed Churches, World Methodist Council


Deeply Committed to Christian unity

Rev. Dr Miriam Haar, LWF's Theological Assistant

Ahead of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the JDDJ later this year, the LWF is launching a new publication, reaffirming its ecumenical commitments in light of these latest developments. These commitments were formally adopted by the LWF Council in 2018, putting into practice the Lutheran communion’s pledge to be more accountable to its ecumenical partners.

Entitled ‘The Lutheran World Federation’s Commitments on the Ecumenical Way to Ecclesial Communion’, the publication was launched at a prayer service in the Geneva Ecumenical Center Chapel on 16 January. The user-friendly booklet summarises recent progress and lists six ways in which Lutherans pledge their commitment to the search for full and visible unity of all Christians.
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Posted: Jan. 16, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10324
Categories: Documents, Lutheran World InformationIn this article: ecumenism, Lutheran World Federation
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Catégorie : Documents, Lutheran World InformationDans cet article : ecumenism, Lutheran World Federation


Healing the wounds in the body of Christ

Representatives of the five churches who signed the <i>Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification</i> gathered at the PCPCU offices in Rome

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) together with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU), as well as the Methodist, the Reformed and the Anglican communion will start a consultation process to discuss spiritual and ecclesial implications of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification.

“We have now five signatories of this ecumenical declaration,” says Kaisamari Hintikka, LWF Assistant General Secretary for Ecumenical Relations. “We feel we are called to ask together what kind of spiritual and ecclesiastical consequences the JDDJ might have for our churches.”
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Posted: June 5, 2018 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10250
Categories: Lutheran World InformationIn this article: Anglican Communion, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, JDDJ, justification by faith, Lutheran World Federation, World Communion of Reformed Churches, World Methodist Council
Transmis : 5 juin 2018 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=10250
Catégorie : Lutheran World InformationDans cet article : Anglican Communion, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, JDDJ, justification by faith, Lutheran World Federation, World Communion of Reformed Churches, World Methodist Council


Canterbury Archbishop presents Anglicans’ affirmation of the JDDJ to Lutherans and Catholics

A service to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation was held at Westminster Abbey, London on 31 October 2017. The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby addressed the congregation at the worship led by the Dean of Westminster Rev. Dr John Hall and attended by LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge and PCPCU Secretary Bishop Dr Brian Farrell. Photo: Andrew Dunsmore/Westminster Abbey

During a special service to commemorate 500 years of the Reformation at the Westminster Abbey today, representatives of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Roman Catholic Church received the Anglican Communion’s affirmation of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ).

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby presented LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge and the Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) Bishop Dr Brian Farrell with the 2016 Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) resolution “welcoming and affirming the substance of the JDDJ.”

The event was witnessed by the General Secretaries of the World Methodist Council (WMC) and the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) Rev. Ivan Abrahams and Rev. Dr Chris Ferguson respectively.

Addressing the congregation, Archbishop Welby said, “When the Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church signed the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification in 1999, you resolved the underlying theological question of 1517, in a decisive moment for all churches in the search for unity and reconciliation.” The ACC resolution, he said, “welcomed and affirmed the substance of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, noting its profound convergences with our own dialogues with Lutherans and Catholics.”

Receiving the Anglican action on the JDDJ, General Secretary Junge said its public presentation on Reformation Day itself was significant on the journey toward church unity. “We are grateful to God that together with Catholic, Methodist and Reformed sisters and brothers, we are witnessing today the affirmation of the substance of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification by the Anglican Communion. May this moment serve as an important witness on the way of growing unity among our churches,” he said.
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Posted: Oct. 31, 2017 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=9779
Categories: Lutheran World InformationIn this article: Anglican Communion, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, JDDJ, Lutheran World Federation, World Communion of Reformed Churches, World Methodist Council
Transmis : 31 oct. 2017 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=9779
Catégorie : Lutheran World InformationDans cet article : Anglican Communion, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, JDDJ, Lutheran World Federation, World Communion of Reformed Churches, World Methodist Council


WCRC’s Ferguson calls for joint LWF-WCRC assemblies

Chris Ferguson, general secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), addressed the Lutheran World Federation's Assembly on May 13, 2017 in Windhoek, Namibia. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert

In his greetings to the Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Chris Ferguson, general secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), called for consideration of a joint meeting between the organizations.

“There are many things that we can and should do together,” Ferguson said. “I give thanks that God has given us the gift of partnership in mission, witness and diakonia with LWF. I hope that in six or seven years we will be able to celebrate our general assemblies in the same time and place. Separate meetings, yes, but joined for common worship, reflection and witness together. Can you imagine that! Let’s think about it!”

Ferguson noted that the two organizations continue to grow closer together, despite the WCRC’s move from Geneva to Hannover. In particular he raised the WCRC’s upcoming association with the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ), which will be signed at a special worship service in Wittenberg during the WCRC’s General Council.
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Posted: May 15, 2017 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=9693
Categories: NewsIn this article: Lutheran World Federation, World Communion of Reformed Churches
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Lutheran World Federation, World Communion of Reformed Churches


Mennonite World Conference completes dialogue with Catholics, Lutherans

A five-year discussion of baptism among Mennonites, Catholics and Lutherans has yielded new insights.

Representatives of the Catholic Church’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, the Lutheran World Federation, and the Mennonite World Conference gathered Feb. 9-14 in Augsburg, Germany for the fifth and final meeting of the Trilateral Dialogue Commission on Baptism.

John Rempel of Canada said reflecting on each group’s practice of baptism helped participants learn to respect, trust and challenge each other.

“From the Lutherans, I have seen more clearly that their concern about justification by grace through faith is not that discipleship is a secondary matter,” said Rempel, who is professor emeritus of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Ind., and the Toronto School of Theology. “Their concern is that following Christ be a lifestyle of gratitude for God’s grace and not good works to earn God’s favour.

“From the Catholics, I have learned that the sacrament of baptism does not have an automatic role in salvation. If someone persistently lives life against the Spirit of Christ, baptism will not save them.”
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Posted: Mar. 21, 2017 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=9641
Categories: NewsIn this article: baptism, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Lutheran World Federation, Mennonite World Conference
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : baptism, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Lutheran World Federation, Mennonite World Conference


Catholics and Lutherans commemorate the Reformation together

Cardinal Kurt Koch with Rev Mounib Younan, Pope Francis and Rev Martin Junge in Lund Cathedral on October 31st, 2016. Photo: AP

Commemorations of next year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation – which led to the separation of protestant churches from the Catholic Church – have begun with a combined prayer service in Lund Cathedral, Sweden, attended by Pope Francis and the Revd Dr Martin Junge, general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation. The participation of Pope Francis at the start of the year of commemorations is hugely significant and symbolises the growing ecumenical thaw which has been taking place over the past 50 years.

The prayer service is taking place in Lund Cathedral, which began life in 1080 as the seat of the Catholic archiepiscopal diocese of Lund; but since Danish Reformation in the 1520s and 1530s, has been a Lutheran cathedral. It became part of the Church of Sweden when the Province of Skåne (Scania) was ceded from Denmark to Sweden in 1658.

Through the Porvoo Communion, the Church of Sweden is in full communion with several Anglican churches, including the Church of England, the Church of Ireland, the Lusitanian Church of Portugal, the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain, and the Church in Wales. Elsewhere across the globe, other Anglican churches are in varying degrees of unity and communion with other Lutheran churches.

“We are on our way from conflict to communion,” Archbishop Antje Jackelén, leader of the Church of Sweden, said at a press conference, referencing the ground-breaking 2013 joint report between the two churches. “We are going to express our joy and gratitude for what we have in common: namely, the Gospel of Jesus Christ which unites us – that can be celebrated never enough.

“But there are also things that we definitely do not want to celebrate; but to repent and express our lament and sorrow; and that is, of course, the pain that division has caused throughout so many centuries.”
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Posted: Oct. 31, 2016 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=11433
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Catholic, Christian unity, Lutheran World Federation, Pope Francis, Reformation
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Catégorie : ACNSDans cet article : Catholic, Christian unity, Lutheran World Federation, Pope Francis, Reformation


Looking forward to ecumenical event with pope in Sweden

Together in Hope, Lund, Sweden

Pope Francis will join people from all over the world in celebration of the ecumenical developments of the Catholic and Lutheran Churches. The event takes place 31 October in southern Sweden. The celebration will be divided into two, one in a cathedral in Lund and one for 10,000 people in a sports arena in Malmö.

The 31 October is called “Reformation Day” by Lutherans. It was the day Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.

The Lund Cathedral ceremony will be a prayer with the pope and the president of the Lutheran church together. It’s the first time for something like this to happen. Then later that day, there will be performances, songs and prayers in Malmö. All of them will be under the general theme of “Together in Hope”.

The programme will include testimonies of people from around the world. One of the speakers is Marguerite Barankitse, the “Mother of Burundi”. She is the founder of “Maison Shalom”. It helps orphans of the civil war lead a normal life. They can get an education and have a chance at a good future. She has experienced brutal war, but continues to have hope for peace.
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Posted: Oct. 25, 2016 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=9528
Categories: NewsIn this article: Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Lutheran World Federation, Pope Francis, Reformation
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Lutheran World Federation, Pope Francis, Reformation


Reconciling the radical reformation

At the Mennonite World Conference Assembly in 2009, MWC President Danisa Ndlovu embraces Ishmael Noko, general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation

The reconciliation process between the Lutheran World Federation and Mennonite World Conference has created fertile ground for collaboration. A report summarizing the LWFMWC action of reconciling with Mennonites over the condemnations in the Augsburg Confession aims to help LWF churches, pastors, seminaries and congregations to “implement the LWF commitment to teach differently about Anabaptists, especially to how they are described in the Augsburg Confession.”

“The seeds of reconciliation sown more than 30 years ago, which flowered at the service of reconciliation in Stuttgart in 2010, are now truly bearing fruit,” says John D. Roth, MWC representative on the LWF Task Force and contributor to the document. “Mennonite and Lutheran pastors and church leaders will find lots of ideas for how they might engage each other at the local level.”

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Posted: July 22, 2016 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=9514
Categories: NewsIn this article: Christian unity, Lutheran World Federation, Mennonite World Conference, mission, witness
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, Lutheran World Federation, Mennonite World Conference, mission, witness


WCRC deepens relationship with Lutherans

Jerry Pillay, president of the WCRC, and Martin Junge, general secretary of the LWF

The executive committee of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) has concluded its meeting in Lebanon. The executive warmly welcomed Martin Junge, general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), to its meeting. “The Reformation, this we have been stressing as we journey towards the [500th] anniversary [in 2017], does not belong exclusively to Lutherans,” he said. “It calls us indeed to reflect how we, Reformed and Lutherans, intend to give expression to our shared sense of ownership of reformation, while expressing at the same time the distinctiveness of our theological and spiritual profiles.” Building on a successful series of dialogues between the WCRC and LWF, the executive committee is seeking to move from dialogue to implementation as an expression of visible unity and an embodiment of the Lund Principle on the global level between the organizations. The Lund Principle affirms that churches should act together in all matters except those in which deep differences of conviction compel them to act separately. Two processes will push this goal ahead. One will look toward the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and will include specific proposals at the 2016 executive committee meeting. The second will engage in an analysis of the “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification,” a theological statement made by both the LWF and the Catholic Church’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, through a series of consultations.
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Posted: May 21, 2015 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=8522
Categories: NewsIn this article: Christian unity, dialogue, Lutheran World Federation, World Communion of Reformed Churches
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, dialogue, Lutheran World Federation, World Communion of Reformed Churches


Lutherans, Catholics and Mennonites at Halfway Point in Trilateral Dialogue

The five-year trilateral dialogue between Lutherans, Roman Catholics and Mennonites focusing on baptism has reached its halfway point, with the continued study on 'Baptism and Incorporation into the Body of Christ, the Church.' Participants of the trilateral dialogue in Elspeet, Netherlands

The five-year trilateral dialogue between Lutherans, Roman Catholics and Mennonites focusing on baptism has reached its halfway point, with the continued study on “Baptism and Incorporation into the Body of Christ, the Church.”

The trilateral dialogue commission of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Mennonite World Conference (MWC) and the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU), held its third meeting, 9-13 February at Elspeet, Netherlands, on the topic, “Baptism: Communicating Grace and Faith.”

Besides hearing presentations on the topic of the meeting from all three dialogue parties, the commission this time paid special attention to baptismal rites in the Mennonite tradition. It further reviewed the work of the two previous meetings, and agreed on an outline for a final report due in 2017. The members also had opportunity to meet with leaders of the local Mennonite community to learn about the life of the Dutch Mennonite church today, including their practice of baptism in a highly secularized society.
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Posted: Feb. 20, 2015 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=9577
Categories: Communiqué, Lutheran World InformationIn this article: baptism, dialogue, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Lutheran World Federation, Mennonite World Conference
Transmis : 20 févr. 2015 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=9577
Catégorie : Communiqué, Lutheran World InformationDans cet article : baptism, dialogue, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Lutheran World Federation, Mennonite World Conference


Lutherans and Catholics Plan Joint Ecumenical Commemoration in 2016

Rev. Martin Junge (left) and Cardinal Koch

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) will jointly host an ecumenical event in the fall of 2016 as a continuation of the process “From Conflict to Communion” and to express the joint gifts received through dialogue, particularly in anticipation of the 500th Reformation anniversary in 2017. 2017 also marks 50 years of ecumenical dialogue between the LWF and the Roman Catholic Church.

Within the framework of the forthcoming Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, it is important for the LWF and PCPCU to communicate to the wider ecumenical constituency that they have begun deliberations on the details of the event that comes a year before the global Reformation anniversary.

The joint event in 2016 will highlight the solid ecumenical developments between Catholics and Lutherans which are captured in their joint report From Conflict to Communion – Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017.
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Posted: Jan. 15, 2015 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=7980
Categories: Lutheran World Information, Vatican NewsIn this article: 2017, Catholic, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Lutheran World Federation, Reformation
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Catégorie : Lutheran World Information, Vatican NewsDans cet article : 2017, Catholic, Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Lutheran World Federation, Reformation


Anglican-Lutheran International Co-ordinating Committee Communiqué

Members of ALICC at the Mariner's Club, Hong Kong, November 19-25, 2014

The Anglican-Lutheran International Co-ordinating Committee (ALICC) held its second meeting at the Mariners’ Club, Hong Kong, 19 to 25 November 2014, under the leadership of the Rt Revd Dr Tim Harris of the Anglican Church of Australia (acting co-chair as Archbishop Mauricio was unable to attend), and of Bishop Michael Pryse of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. The meeting was hosted by the Anglican Communion and the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. The Committee warmly appreciated the generosity and the hospitality received from the Mission to Seafarers. The Committee continued its work of mapping Anglican and Lutheran relationships around the world. In order to fulfill its role to be a catalyst for such relationships, it drew up a template of the differing patterns of relationships and the contexts in which they are lived out. For example, some are national churches meeting with other national churches, while others share the same geography. Some have relatively the same demographics, while in other places one church is much larger than the other. The Committee hopes to provide examples of the kinds of joint initiatives which might be appropriate for some rather than others. The Committee is exploring the theological theme of ‘communion in mission’, and hopes to provide resources for deeper mutual engagement with this theme, which undergirds the living out of the ecumenical calling.
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Posted: Dec. 9, 2014 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=7940
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican Communion, dialogue, full communion, Lutheran World Federation
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican Communion, dialogue, full communion, Lutheran World Federation


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