Archive for tag: United Church of Canada

Archive pour tag : United Church of Canada

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The Roman Catholic & United Church Dialogue in Canada

In August 1974, the General Council of the United Church of Canada passed a resolution which invited the Roman Catholic Church in Canada to enter into conversations concerning Christian unity. The following month, the Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Catholic Conference responded to the invitation in a positive manner. In November 1975 the first dialogue meeting took place, which means that the dialogue has now been meeting for twenty-eight years!
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Posted: September 30, 2003 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2267
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, United Church of Canada
Transmis : 30 septembre 2003 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=2267
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, dialogue, United Church of Canada


Two churches examine shared ministries

Two churches examine shared ministries: Anglican dialogue with United Church began in 2003 by Solange De Santis, Anglican Journal Nearly 30 years after the Anglican and United churches broke off merger talks, the two denominations are again discussing closer ties – but a merger is not on the table. “It’s still in an exploratory phase,
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Posted: February 1, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6084
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican Church of Canada, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, United Church of Canada
Transmis : 1 février 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6084
Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican Church of Canada, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, United Church of Canada


UCC considering a new statement of faith

The United Church of Canada is engaged in a study process towards the adoption of a new statement of faith. The proposed statement would not replace any existing document — the Basis of Union, the 1940 Statement of Faith, or A New Creed (1968) — but would supplement the existing statements. The study process, entitled
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Posted: July 28, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=152
Categories: Documents, NewsIn this article: statements of faith, United Church of Canada
Transmis : 28 juillet 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=152
Catégorie : Documents, NewsDans cet article : statements of faith, United Church of Canada


United Church Expresses Regret over Muhammad Cartoons

[Toronto • 17.2.2006] The United Church of Canada has sent a letter to the Islamic Council of Imams expressing the church’s “deepest regret that the name of Muhammad has been so tragically misused in the depictions of cartoons first published in Europe, but now also in Canada.” The letter strongly condemns the publication of the
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Posted: February 17, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=206
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, cartoon controversy, Islam, Islamophobia, religious hatred, United Church of Canada
Transmis : 17 février 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=206
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, cartoon controversy, Islam, Islamophobia, religious hatred, United Church of Canada


An alternative to divestment?

The United Church of Canada‘s 39th General Council has rejected a proposal calling for divestment from Israel, in favour of what is described as a “pro-peace” investment strategy. The proposal originally presented to the General Council called for the church and its congregations to selectively divest from corporations that support or contribute to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

The General Council is held every three years as the highest decision making body in the United Church of Canada (UCC). The meeting August 13 to 19 was in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Approximately 400 commissioners from across Canada participated in the General Council meeting.
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Posted: August 18, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=258
Categories: OpinionIn this article: 2006, divestment, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, peace, Sabeel, United Church of Canada
Transmis : 18 aoüt 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=258
Catégorie : OpinionDans cet article : 2006, divestment, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, peace, Sabeel, United Church of Canada


UCC’s Observer sponsors evolution exhibit

UCC‘s Observer sponsors evolution exhibit

Toronto (ENI). A Canadian church magazine has become the first North American sponsor of a travelling exhibit of the life and work of natural scientist Charles Darwin, whose theory of the evolution of species has long been a source of conflict between scientists and Christians who take the Biblical account of creation literally.

The exhibit, which opened at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on 8 March, had failed to find support from the museum’s usual sponsors. Museum officials said none disagreed with Darwin’s theories but cited concerns about a potential backlash from Christians opposed to the idea of evolution.

The editor of the United Church Observer, David Wilson, decided the Canadian magazine should become a sponsor after learning that the exhibit had received no corporate support in other North American cities where it had been mounted.

In announcing the magazine’s sponsorship, Wilson said, “There is nothing in the exhibit that threatens or diminishes religion. If anything, it shines a light on the inherent beauty and wonder of a creation that is constantly and eternally evolving. The Darwin exhibit deserves support and we’re not afraid to say so.”

According to public opinion surveys, significant numbers of Christians in North America oppose Darwin’s theory that humans evolved from simple life forms over many millennia. In the United States, school boards in as many as 25 states have been challenged in recent years to include what is called “intelligent design” in science studies, a view that its critics say encourages students to doubt the theory of evolution.

The Rev. Paul Fayter, a professor of science and religion at York University in Toronto and a parish minister with the United Church of Canada, told Ecumenical News International, “The Observer has shown great leadership. This small gesture speaks to the centuries-long, deep and mostly supportive relationship the Church has had with the world of science.”

:: Darwin: The Evolution Revolution runs from 8 March to 4 August in Toronto before moving to the Natural History Museum in London, Britain, in time for celebrations marking Darwin’s 200th birthday in February 2009.
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Posted: March 24, 2008 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=441
Categories: ENIIn this article: United Church of Canada
Transmis : 24 mars 2008 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=441
Catégorie : ENIDans cet article : United Church of Canada


Revived Anglican-United dialogue issues report

Revived Anglican-United dialogue issues report

[ACC News] After six years of conversation, the Anglican-United Dialogue offers their churches “Drawing from the Same Well: the St. Brigid Report.” Formatted for quick reference, the report describes where Anglican and United churches are working cooperatively, and outlines the differences between the denominations.
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Posted: July 3, 2009 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=591
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, United Church of Canada
Transmis : 3 juillet 2009 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=591
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, United Church of Canada


The ties that bind

Two ecumenical partners greeted the Anglican Church of Canada’s General Synod members on Wednesday. The Archbishop of Halifax Anthony Mancini represented the Roman Catholic Bishops of Canada, and Moderator Mardi Tindal represented the United Church of Canada.
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Posted: June 9, 2010 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1600
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican Church of Canada, Catholic, CCCB, ecumenism, UCC, United Church of Canada
Transmis : 9 juin 2010 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=1600
Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican Church of Canada, Catholic, CCCB, ecumenism, UCC, United Church of Canada


US church travels to Toronto to make ‘historic’ ecumenical gesture

The United Church of Christ’s five-member Collegium of Officers is making a road trip this week to engage the United Church of Canada in a historic moment of the [US church]. “This is the first time we’re taking a delegation of sorts to Canada,” said the Rev. Karen Georgia Thompson, [United Church of Christ] minister for ecumenical and interfaith relations. “I was in Canada last year and had some conversations with their [Governing Council] and ecumenical officers to talk about what we can do to be more intentional about working with each other.”
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Posted: April 3, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2153
Categories: NewsIn this article: dialogue, United Church of Canada, United Church of Christ
Transmis : 3 avril 2012 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=2153
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : dialogue, United Church of Canada, United Church of Christ


Renewed dialogue between Anglican and United churches

Members of the new Anglican-United dialogue pose on the grounds of St. John's Convent and Guest House in Toronto. Photo courtesy of Bruce MyersThe Anglican Church of Canada has entered a new round of dialogue with the United Church of Canada. The aim is to explore ways in which the two churches can work together for more effective ministry and mission.

“Much of the impetus for these conversations is coming from the grassroots of our two churches,” says Archdeacon Bruce Myers, the Anglican church’s coordinator for ecumenical relations. “Many communities across Canada are served by ecumenical shared ministries in which Anglicans and United church people and clergy work and worship side by side. They’re asking our churches’ leadership to find ways to facilitate such cooperation in mission and ministry.”

To that end, 12 new representatives from the two denominations met in Toronto May 14 to May 17 at St. John’s Convent, the headquarters of the Sisters of St. John the Divine. In addition to theological conversation, the group shared common prayer, meals and fellowship.
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Posted: May 29, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2188
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, UCC, United Church of Canada
Transmis : 29 mai 2012 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=2188
Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, UCC, United Church of Canada


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