Archive for tag: National Council of Churches of Christ (USA)

Archive pour tag : National Council of Churches of Christ (USA)

Confession urged for churchmen

by Jack Houston, Chicago Tribune The newly installed head of the National Council of Churches, in his first address before the ecumenical body’s governing board, called Wednesday for a public confession of past institutional sins, a healing of internal structure and a renewed commitment to the council’s goal of Christian unity and service to society.
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Posted: May 16, 1985 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=6436
Categories: NewsIn this article: ecumenism, National Council of Churches of Christ (USA)
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : ecumenism, National Council of Churches of Christ (USA)


Papal visit to renew plans for ecumenism

by Russell Chandler, Los Angeles Times With the announcement that Protestant and Eastern Orthodox participants will join in an ecumenical meeting with Pope John Paul in Columbia, S.C., in September, the U.S. National Council of Churches has urged Christians “seize the moment” for renewed efforts toward Christian unity. A three-page statement welcoming the Pope on
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Posted: August 1, 1987 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=6419
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Christian unity, ecumenism, John Paul II, National Council of Churches of Christ (USA)
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Christian unity, ecumenism, John Paul II, National Council of Churches of Christ (USA)


John Ford offers Catholic View of Ecumenical Future

In an address that emphasized the personal, heart-felt dimensions of the movement for Christian unity, the Rev. John T. Ford, C.S.C., Professor of Theology and Coordinator of Hispanic/Latino Studies at The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., offered the image of a “family reunion” as “a possible model for expanding the relationship of the Roman Catholic Church and the National Council of Churches.”

A renowned Catholic theologian, Ford has, for 20 years, been a member of the NCC’s Faith and Order Commission, a body that focuses on the theological underpinnings of the ecumenical movement. “Faith and Order here in the United States provides a venue where Christians can meet and share their faith: both their commonalities and their differences,” he said. Where else can one participate in a theological conversation that includes Quakers and Orthodox, Pentecostals and mainline Protestants, Evangelicals and Roman Catholics?”

“Faith and Order has been like a family reunion where long-lost cousins finally meet,” he said.
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Posted: November 16, 2000 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=6525
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, ecumenism, National Council of Churches of Christ (USA)
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Bernard Wilson offers Pentecostal View of Ecumenism

The Rev. Dr. Bernard Wilson used his own family as a metaphor for the ecumenical movement in his address to the National Council of Churches General Assembly today, “A Pentecostal Vision for the Future of the Ecumenical Movement.”

“My eight siblings and I have established a scholarship fund that gives nine scholarships a year,” said Dr. Wilson, a minister of the Church of God in Christ, “but getting the nine of us to the same table, on the same day and at the same time, for our monthly board meetings is a challenge. Sometimes one is mad at another and submits a letter of resignation. What they really want is to resign from the family. They can’t, so they take it out on the board.”

Similarly, he said, Christians: mainline Protestant, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Evangelical, Roman Catholic and so forth — make up one family, as divided as we are. And as much as we’d like to sometimes, we can’t “resign” from our family, he said.
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Posted: November 16, 2000 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=6527
Categories: NewsIn this article: ecumenism, National Council of Churches of Christ (USA), Pentecostal
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‘Speaking of Unity’ — NCC’s Faith and Order launches an on-line professional journal

The Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches USA has launched an electronic journal for professionals and other interested observers. Called Speaking of Unity, the journal is edited by Dr. Ann K. Riggs, Associate General Secretary of the NCC for Faith and Order. NCC President Michael E. Livingston contributed the foreword: “The
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Posted: January 28, 2006 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=196
Categories: ResourcesIn this article: National Council of Churches of Christ (USA), USA, WCC Commission on Faith & Order
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Oikumene Film Festival

The Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches USA hopes people will see a new connection between film and theology when it holds its first ever Oikumene Film Festival to promote further exploration of visual media as a form of ecumenical expression. The festival will be part of the commission’s 50th anniversary
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Posted: June 13, 2006 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=239
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: 2007, events, National Council of Churches of Christ (USA), WCC Commission on Faith & Order
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NCC response to “A Common Word between Us and You”

An Ecumenical Response to “A Common Word Between Us and You”
by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA

The churches that comprise the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA welcome with gratitude “A Common Word Between Us and You.” Addressed to leaders of Christian churches around the world, your letter expresses an intent to engage seriously with Christians in dialogue that is grounded in the authentic religious convictions of our respective communities. Based upon the love of God and the love of neighbor – the two great commandments central to Islam, Christianity, and Judaism – your letter invites Christians to join with Muslims to forge ties of peace. This is a bold and timely invitation. Out of Christian faithfulness, and with respect for Islam, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, whose member churches’ common Christian witness leads them to seek unity with one another and peace with justice for all people, offers this ecumenical response to you, our Muslim friends, as an acceptance of your invitation.

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Posted: October 8, 2008 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=508
Categories: Dialogue, DocumentsIn this article: A Common Word, interfaith, Islam, National Council of Churches of Christ (USA)
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Catégorie : Dialogue, DocumentsDans cet article : A Common Word, interfaith, Islam, National Council of Churches of Christ (USA)


James E. Winkler, United Methodist, elected NCC General Secretary/President

James E. Winkler, new General Secretary/President of the US National Council of the ChurchesJames E. Winkler, general secretary of the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society, has been elected General Secretary/President of the National Council of Churches by the NCC Governing Board meeting here.

Winkler will succeed Peg Birk, who has served as Transitional General Secretary of the Council since July 2012. Birk was named to lead the Council through a transitional period of reorganization following the resignation of General Secretary Michael Kinnamon in 2011 for health reasons.

The office of General Secretary/President, formerly General Secretary, is the leading staff position in the NCC.
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Posted: November 18, 2013 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=7261
Categories: NewsIn this article: ecumenism, National Council of Churches of Christ (USA)
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US National Council of Churches begins 2014 with sweeping changes and a new lease on life

After serving as the National Council of Churches’ executive leader for the briefest tenure in the Council’s history, Peg Birk can also look back on the most comprehensive restructuring and redirecting of the NCC since its founding in 1950.

Birk, a nationally known change management expert and Congregational laywoman, took office as Transitional General Secretary of the NCC in July 2012 with the understanding she would serve with the sole purpose of guiding an historic re-envisioning and restructuring of the financially beleaguered Council.

Now, with a new President and General Secretary about to take office and a new organizational structure in place, Birk is returning home to Minneapolis, Minn., on January 1.

The Rev. A. Roy Medley, Chair of the NCC Governing Board, said Birk has been “a tireless and resourceful leader for the Council at a critical point in its history.”

Birk “worked skillfully with board and staff to guide an essential reexamination of the Council’s ministries and resources,” Medley said, “and the NCC is in a far stronger position for mission than it was 18 months ago. We are grateful for her service.”

The NCC’s Past President, Kathryn Lohre, who worked closely with Birk during the transition, said, “The Council is deeply indebted to Peg Birk for leading this 18 month transition with grace, stamina, wisdom, and tenacity,”

“She has successfully implemented a complex plan for re-envisioning and restructuring the NCC under significant pressure for time, resources, and reserves,” Lohre said.
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Posted: December 20, 2013 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=7263
Categories: NewsIn this article: ecumenism, National Council of Churches of Christ (USA)
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NCC’s First ‘Christian Unity Gathering’ slated May 18-20 in Washington, DC area

The National Council of Churches first “Christian Unity Gathering” of leaders from member communions and other partners will be held May 18-20, 2014, in the Hilton Washington, Dulles, Herndon, Va.

“We are getting together to celebrate ecumenism and energize our journey toward the visible unity of all the Christian churches,” said Jim Winkler, President and General Secretary of the NCC.

The Rev. Ann Tiemeyer, NCC Interim Associate General Secretary for Joint Action and Advocacy, said the program “will include ample opportunity for all attendees to engage with one another through group discussion, input from expert resource people to help inform our discussion, and celebratory service with words from interfaith guests and an address from Jim Winkler.”
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Posted: March 10, 2014 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=7504
Categories: NewsIn this article: ecumenism, National Council of Churches of Christ (USA), USA
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