Archive for 1999

Archive pour 1999

Methodists plan ‘conversation’ with Holiness churches

 — January 8, 19998 janv. 1999

by United Methodist News Service United Methodists will meet in conversation with representatives of some churches within the Wesleyan Holiness tradition Feb. 18-20 in Dallas. Organized by the United Methodist Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns, the meeting will take place on the Perkins School of Theology campus and at Highland Park United Methodist
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Posted: Jan. 8, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4940
Categories: UMC NewsIn this article: dialogue, Holiness churches, Methodist
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Catégorie : UMC NewsDans cet article : dialogue, Holiness churches, Methodist

ARCIC II issues statement on authority

 — January 12, 199912 janv. 1999

[ACNS 1843] At a press briefing in Westminster Abbey, London, today, the co-chairmen of the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC), the Rt Revd Mark Santer (Anglican) and the Rt Revd Cormac Murphy-O’Connor (Roman Catholic), launched the document “The Gift of Authority”, the latest in study documents issued by 18 members of the Commission. This
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Posted: Jan. 12, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=3
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, dialogue
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, dialogue

World Council of Churches veteran reflects on two decades

 — January 29, 199929 janv. 1999

by United Methodist News Service As the World Council of Churches heads into a new millennium, it does so with a little less Love than it has had for the last two decades. For Jan Love, the WCC‘s December meeting in Zimbabwe marked the end of 23 years of heavy involvement in the ecumenical organization.
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Posted: Jan. 29, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4942
Categories: UMC NewsIn this article: WCC
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Catégorie : UMC NewsDans cet article : WCC

True and false Madonnas

 — February 6, 19996 févr. 1999

In 1954, four years after the solemn definition of the doctrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven, Pope Pius XII declared a Marian Year. With greater or lesser enthusiasm, Catholic Europe responded, and in my home town, on the east coast of Ireland, the response took spectacular form. The women were invited to donate jewellery, the men money, towards the creation of a solid-gold crown for the statue of the Blessed Virgin in our parish church. It was a poor community, yet the response to the appeal for the Virgin’s crown was remarkable, many of the women even donating their wedding rings. The statue, an insipid, life-sized plaster replica of Our Lady of Lourdes, white-robed, blue-sashed, smallbusted, neither a recognisably maternal nor even a very convincingly human image, was duly decorated with a crown which would have paid several times over for any one of the houses in which most of the donors lived.
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Posted: Feb. 6, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6691
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Catholic, doctrine, Mary
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Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Catholic, doctrine, Mary

Opposition to Lutheran-Episcopal Proposal Organizing

 — February 12, 199912 févr. 1999

MAHTOMEDI, Minn. (ELCA) — While expressing support for a relationship of “full communion” between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Episcopal Church, almost 200 Lutherans gathered here at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church and resolved that the current Lutheran proposal, “Called to Common Mission,” is not the way to accomplish it. Speakers addressed
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Posted: Feb. 12, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4684
Categories: ELCA News
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Catégorie : ELCA News

Anglicans Join the Rome Millennium Preparations with New Centre

 — February 17, 199917 févr. 1999

by J M Rosenthal, Anglican Communion News Service [ROME] While the Roman Catholic Church and Rome itself have been busy with massive campaigns of refurbishment of their great shrines, including St Peters, so too has the Anglican Centre in Rome been totally transformed. Fund-raising and awareness building programmes have been a huge success and the
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Posted: Feb. 17, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4974
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Anglican Centre in Rome
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Catégorie : ACNSDans cet article : Anglican Centre in Rome

Lutheran-Orthodox Dialogue Issues ‘Common Statement’

 — February 19, 199919 févr. 1999

[CHICAGO | ELCA News] Talks between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas have arrived at “A Lutheran-Orthodox Common Statement on Faith in the Holy Trinity.” The 13-paragraph communique explains the emphasis of both traditions on the Nicene Creed and draws attention to a
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Posted: Feb. 19, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4980
Categories: Communiqué, ELCA NewsIn this article: dialogue, Lutheran, Orthodox
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Catégorie : Communiqué, ELCA NewsDans cet article : dialogue, Lutheran, Orthodox

Keeping Company: Evangelicals and Catholics Walk and Talk Together

 — May 1, 19991 mai 1999

Protestants and Catholics are working together more and more these days in Canada. Each believes it is the best expression of Christian faith, and each has often condemned the other’s teachings. Now some are trying to move beyond these criticisms and to forge limited new forms of cooperation, according to a series of articles in the May/June issue of Faith Today.

Gary Walsh, president of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), visited the offices of the Catholic Bishops in Ottawa and found himself “thanking the Lord for the things we share in common.” Despite doctrinal differences between the two organizations, EFC is having regular contact and working closely with Catholics on public policy issues such as abortion, family life and euthanasia, according to the lead article by Harold Jantz, a consultant and project manager of church-related projects in Winnipeg.

Sr. Donna Geernaert, who speaks for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in Ottawa, observes that not only have Catholics and the EFC joined with one another for presentations to government, they’ve also coordinated their efforts so they could prepare complementary briefs.

George Vandervelde of Toronto, convener of the World Evangelical Fellowship’s task force on ecumenical issues, believes that dialogue between evangelicals and Catholics is important “simply to understand one another and clarify how we are different and how we are similar.” He says we shouldn’t be bearing false witness against each other. “If in evangelicalism we say this or that against Roman Catholicism, we should know that we are speaking truth, and you can find that out only by speaking to one another.”
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Posted: May 1, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4
Categories: Evangelical-Roman Catholic Dialogue, NewsIn this article: Catholic, Christian unity, ecumenism, Evangelicals
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Catégorie : Evangelical-Roman Catholic Dialogue, NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Christian unity, ecumenism, Evangelicals

When women were deacons

 — May 8, 19998 mai 1999

So women deacons in the early Church had no part in the sacramental ministry, according to Cardinal Dario Castrillón Hoyos (The Tablet, 3/10 April, p. 500). His statement must have made the thousands of women deacons who faithfully served the Church in the past turn in their graves. For they were formidable women, if we are to go by the 28 tombstones on which some of them are commemorated. One was Athanasia in Delphi in the fifth century AD, who was ordained by Bishop Pantamianos. The stone carries a curse: May anyone who disturbs the tomb in which this honoured and blameless deaconess lies buried, receive the fate of Judas who betrayed our Lord Jesus Christ.

Fifty years ago, church historians and theologians alike routinely dismissed the women’s diaconate as obviously a historical sop to women, a blessing of some sort or just a minor order, for the simple reason that a sacramental ordination of women seemed a priori excluded. But the historical facts are becoming clearer by the day, and this position is now untenable.

From the outset we should realise what is at stake. If, as the records show, women were for many centuries admitted to the full diaconate which is now only imparted to men, then they did receive the sacrament of holy orders. For this sacrament has three levels: episcopacy, priesthood and diaconate. Anyone who receives any of the three is consecrated to the ministerial priesthood, as the Council of Trent defined it.

But were women ordained as real deacons — into a sacramental diaconate tied theologically to the Holy Spirit, to borrow Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos’s words?
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Posted: May 8, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6627
Categories: The Tablet
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Catégorie : The Tablet

Lutheran Ecumenism a Focus of Christian Unity Workshop

 — May 14, 199914 mai 1999

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (ELCA) — Many of the speakers here May 3-6 for the 36th annual National Workshop on Christian Unity discussed various ecumenical relationships in which the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) finds itself. About 50 ELCA members were among the 400 ecumenical officers and representatives from a number of Christian denominations in attendance.
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Posted: May 14, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4691
Categories: ELCA News
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Catégorie : ELCA News

Lutheran Ecumenical Representatives Network Seeks Recognition

 — May 14, 199914 mai 1999

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (ELCA) — The Lutheran Ecumenical Representatives Network (LERN) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) began an identity-building transition at its annual meeting here May 3-6 during the National Workshop on Christian Unity. The Rev. Robert A. Kriesat, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Chatham, N.J., was elected to a one-year term as LERN’s
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Posted: May 14, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4689
Categories: ELCA News
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Catégorie : ELCA News

Consultation on the churches and the crisis in the Balkans

 — May 27, 199927 mai 1999

World Council of Churches Press Update 27 May 1999 Consultation on the Churches and the Crisis in the Balkans (Budapest, Hungary, 26-27 May 1999) c.f. WCC press release of 21 May 1999 Over 40 church leaders and representatives from Eastern and Western Europe as well as from North America met in Budapest, Hungary, from 26
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Posted: May 27, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=5 Transmis : 27 mai 1999 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=5

Through the looking glass: faces and phases of Christian unity

 — June 6, 19996 juin 1999

As Alice through the looking glass, when we enter the world of ecumenism everything seems to be a little bit different. Through the looking glass, everything looks different, we look at it differently and we experience it differently. The Saskatoon Centre for Ecumenism is hosting a national Summer Ecumenical Institute that will assist us to
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Posted: June 6, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6254
Categories: NewsIn this article: events, Saskatoon, Summer Ecumenical Institute
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : events, Saskatoon, Summer Ecumenical Institute

Challenges G8 countries to take more radical approach on the debt crisis

 — June 9, 19999 juin 1999

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has strongly criticised the G8 proposals for solving the debt crisis in a statement released during a press conference here on Wednesday, June 9. In the statement, WCC general secretary Konrad Raiser with Sam Kobia, director of the WCC cluster “Issues and Themes” called on G8 leaders to adopt a more radical approach at their meeting beginning in Cologne, Germany, on June 18.
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Posted: June 9, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6540
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Jubilee, third world debt
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Jubilee, third world debt

Faith and Order Commission wrestles with fundamental ecumenical issues

 — June 16, 199916 juin 1999

When theologians from nearly all Christian traditions – Protestant, Orthodox and Roman Catholic – and more than 20 nations gather in Toronto this month, they hope to shed some light on some of the oldest and most difficult issues facing the church of Jesus Christ.

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Faith and Order Standing Commission will meet June 15-24 on the campus of Emmanuel College to explore such issues as the nature of the church, different understandings of baptism, how ethnic and national identities relate to the universal Christian faith, and who may be ordained to the ministry of the church.

The WCC’s 336 member churches confess a common faith in Jesus Christ as Son of God and Saviour, and testify together to the Holy Trinity of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They are united in their commitment to proclaim Christ’s gospel to all, and to work for God’s justice and reconciliation in the world.
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Posted: June 16, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6542
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: WCC Commission on Faith & Order
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : WCC Commission on Faith & Order

Third World debt petition adds 37,000 names in Saskatchewan

 — June 18, 199918 juin 1999

by Jason Warick, Saskatoon Star Phoenix More than 37,000 Saskatchewan residents have joined 20 million people worldwide in signing a petition calling for Third World debt relief. The petition will be presented to the leaders of the world’s seven wealthiest countries at their meeting this weekend in Germany. Nick Jesson, director for the Saskatoon Centre
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Posted: June 18, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6024
Categories: NewsIn this article: Jubilee, third world debt
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Jubilee, third world debt

Representatives of ELCA and LCMS Meet for Talks

 — June 25, 199925 juin 1999

A 20-member panel of participants from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) met for the first in a series of three two-day discussion sessions on topics of mutual concern to the two church bodies. The first discussion session was held June 14-15 at the Lutheran Center in Chicago,
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Posted: June 25, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4693
Categories: ELCA News
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Catégorie : ELCA News

ELCA Leaders Issue “Perspective” on Called to Common Mission

 — July 29, 199929 juil. 1999

CHICAGO (ELCA) — A vote on a proposed Lutheran-Episcopal full communion agreement is “an enormously momentous decision,” said five leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), who this month sent informational statements and endorsements of the proposal to voting members of the 1999 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. The assembly will be asked to approve
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Posted: July 29, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4696
Categories: ELCA News
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Catégorie : ELCA News

My wounded Church

 — July 31, 199931 juil. 1999

In a very Anglican way, the Church of England sought to solve its internal crisis over women in the priesthood by legislation which made concessions to opponents. These provisions were remarkable — and, some would say, indefensible. One of them, the Episcopal Ministry Act of Synod 1993, allowing for alternative episcopal oversight, is now up for review, and under attack from the supporters of women priests, some of whom are campaigning for its repeal by 2002. But opponents, who believe their Catholic doctrine of the Church to be, if anything, more compromised by the concessions than by the ordinations themselves, are also looking for new solutions. Why are they still not satisfied, despite having been given so-called flying bishops and parochial autonomy? What are the issues at stake?

Let us not (for the moment) rake over the embers of the arguments that were carried on before the General Synod voted in 1992. Let women’s ordination be known, not by its roots but by its fruits. And by fruits I do not mean that experience of women’s ministry which it was confidently claimed would win every heart — no one has ever doubted the pastoral skills and sensitivity of women. I mean its theological and doctrinal consequences.
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Posted: July 31, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6629
Categories: The Tablet
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Catégorie : The Tablet

Polish Churches Plan Major Agreement on Baptism for Year 2000

 — August 15, 199915 aoüt 1999

by Jonathan Luxmoore, Ecumenical News International [WARSAW] Minority churches in Poland plan to celebrate the new millennium by joining Roman Catholics in a mutual recognition of baptism. The churches are also considering a joint acknowledgment – with the Roman Catholic Church – of “guilt and forgiveness” for past wrongs. “Many people have warmed to these
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Posted: Aug. 15, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4959
Categories: ENIIn this article: baptism
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Catégorie : ENIDans cet article : baptism

Bishops between a rock and a hard place

 — August 21, 199921 aoüt 1999

Catholics are permitted to support attempts to limit the evil aspects of an abortion law, says Pope John Paul in his encyclical Evangelium Vitae. In Germany, however, the moral complexities have made the Church draw back, which threatens to reduce its influence in society. A journalist on the weekly Rheinischer Merkur highlights the German bishops’ dilemma.
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Posted: Aug. 21, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6689
Categories: The TabletIn this article: abortion, Catholic, ethics, social policy, theology
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Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : abortion, Catholic, ethics, social policy, theology

ELCA Assembly Praised for Ecumenical Work

 — August 25, 199925 aoüt 1999

DENVER (ELCA) — The 1999 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Churchwide Assembly received greetings from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and three Reformed churches that are in full communion with the ELCA the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Reformed Church in America, and United Church of Christ. The churchwide assembly, the chief legislative authority
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Posted: Aug. 25, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4698
Categories: ELCA News
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Catégorie : ELCA News

Ecumenism must Be More Popular, less Elitist, Says WCC Official

 — August 30, 199930 aoüt 1999

GENEVA – The ecumenical movement of the 21st century must focus less on church institutions and more on the church as “the whole people of God,” the moderator of the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) central committee said on August 26. At a press conference following his report to the 158 members of the central
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Posted: Aug. 30, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4867
Categories: ENIIn this article: ecumenism
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Catégorie : ENIDans cet article : ecumenism

Parliament of World’s Religions to Hold Conference in Louisville

 — August 31, 199931 aoüt 1999

The founding director of “No More Violence” will reveal the numerous community factors that influence youth violence at a special conference, 8:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9 at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville. The event will preview the Dec. 1 -8 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Posted: Aug. 31, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4952
Categories: NewsIn this article: Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions

After Many Delays, WCC Prepares to Deal with Orthodox Complaints

 — September 2, 19992 sept. 1999

by Stephen Brown, Ecumenical News Service [GENEVA] A special commission set up by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in a bid to resolve complaints by its Orthodox member churches is scheduled to hold its first meeting in December. The scheduling of the meeting follows a series of delays and apparent unwillingness by some Orthodox
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Posted: Sept. 2, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4949
Categories: ENIIn this article: Orthodox, WCC
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Catégorie : ENIDans cet article : Orthodox, WCC

Irish Presbyterians Say Ecumenism Doesn’t Extend to Catholics

 — September 15, 199915 sept. 1999

An effort to make an existing Protestant-Roman Catholic committee the top ecumenical body for Ireland has been stymied by a vote of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI).

The plan, which had been approved by the three other major denominations in both the Republic and in Northern Ireland – the Anglicans, the Methodists and the Roman Catholics – went down by a 224-144 vote during the Belfast General Assembly in June. Its opponents say it was defeated by the fact that an institutional identification with the Roman Catholic Church would imply approval of its doctrine.

And that is, in a word, apostasy.

If this all sounds like theological separatism, it is. But this is Northern Ireland, where politics and religion stay unintelligibly and painfully entangled – no matter how much distance Catholics and Protestants put between themselves, and no matter how many centuries go by.

The political stalemate isn’t so dissimilar.

Ulster’s major unionist (and largely Protestant) party is refusing to form a four-party administration to govern Northern Ireland – including Sinn Fein, the radical republican party – because the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) has refused to disarm, and because of apparent breaches of the outlawed group’s 1997 cease-fire.
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Posted: Sept. 15, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4874
Categories: Evangelical-Roman Catholic Dialogue, PCUSA NewsIn this article: Catholic, Ireland, Presbyterian, religious hatred
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Catégorie : Evangelical-Roman Catholic Dialogue, PCUSA NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Ireland, Presbyterian, religious hatred

Anglican, United church dialogue advances in Canada

 — September 16, 199916 sept. 1999

Anglican, United church dialogue goes one step further [Belleville, Ontario] Talks between the Anglican and United churches in Canada — the first formal dialogue since the collapse of a proposed Plan of Union in 1975 — are progressing slowly, but enough to warrant two meetings this month. A recent gathering of church representatives in eastern
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Posted: Sept. 16, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4955
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican Church of Canada, Anglican Consultative Council, UCC, United Church of Canada
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican Church of Canada, Anglican Consultative Council, UCC, United Church of Canada

Brief biographies of those signing the Joint Declaration

 — October 23, 199923 oct. 1999

The Rev. H. George Anderson, 67, was appointed a Vice-President of the Lutheran Federation (LWF) in 1997. He has been the Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America since 1995. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Yale, Anderson earned graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia,
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Posted: Oct. 23, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4977
Categories: Lutheran World InformationIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, JDDJ, Lutheran
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Catégorie : Lutheran World InformationDans cet article : Catholic, dialogue, JDDJ, Lutheran

ACO: Signing of Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification

 — October 25, 199925 oct. 1999

Dear Cardinal Cassidy and Dr Noko,

The signing of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine Of Justification between the Lutheran World Federation and the Roman Catholic Church is an event which encourages Christians of all traditions and is a cause of rejoicing for all who pray and work for the unity of Christ’s Church.

The significance of this agreement cannot be underestimated, dealing as it does with a question right at the heart of Christian faith and theology, the question of how we are saved. As we all are aware, this was a primary point of conflict during the Reformation period, which led not only to bitter theological disputes but even wars and Persecutions and created divisions that were exported beyond the shores of Europe through the missionary expansion of the Church.
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Posted: Oct. 25, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6
Categories: ACNS, NewsIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, ecumenism, JDDJ, Lutheran
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Catégorie : ACNS, NewsDans cet article : Catholic, dialogue, ecumenism, JDDJ, Lutheran

WCC welcomes signing of the Joint Declaration on Justification

 — October 28, 199928 oct. 1999

The World Council of Churches (WCC) warmly welcomes the forthcoming signing of the Joint Declaration on the doctrine of justification by the Lutheran World Federation and the Roman Catholic Church. The signing will take place on 31 October, in Augsburg, Germany. According to the Rev. Dr Dagmar Heller, WCC Faith and Order, bilateral relations and
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Posted: Oct. 28, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=7
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, ecumenism, JDDJ, Lutheran
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, dialogue, ecumenism, JDDJ, Lutheran

History in our own time: The Joint Declaration on Justification

 — October 31, 199931 oct. 1999

“How are we saved?” This was the central question of the Protestant Reformation. Or, as Martin Luther phrased it: “How are we, as sinners, found righteous in the sight of a just God?” This is a question that has challenged Christians throughout our history, and has challenged our Hebrew brothers and sisters for even longer. The fact that we believe we will be saved is evident in our decision to come here today, for we all believe that God has offered us salvation. But why are we saved? Because we come here? Because we do our homework, say our prayers and try not to pick on our little brother?
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Posted: Oct. 31, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6258
Categories: OpinionIn this article: Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, JDDJ, Lutheran World Federation, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
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Catégorie : OpinionDans cet article : Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, JDDJ, Lutheran World Federation, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

Lutheran Officials Meet, Discuss Variety of Goals and Challenges

 — November 2, 19992 nov. 1999

BALTIMORE (ELCA) — The Committee on Lutheran Cooperation, a group that includes top officials of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) met here Oct. 25. The officials discussed a variety of current concerns and issues. The meeting was held here to mark the dedication of the Lutheran Center
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Posted: Nov. 2, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4701
Categories: ELCA News
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Catégorie : ELCA News

Elephant ‘Outed’ at Covenant Network Conference

 — November 12, 199912 nov. 1999

Participants discuss homosexuality without apology or discomfort by John Filiatreau, PCUSA News Service [ATLANTA, Ga] Homosexuality, the seldom-mentioned “elephant in the living room” during previous meetings of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, emerged – came out, if you will – during the group’s national conference last week. Speakers and participants discussed homosexuality without apology and
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Posted: Nov. 12, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4983
Categories: PCUSA NewsIn this article: human sexuality
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Communiqué: Evangelical-Catholic consultation 1999

 — November 13, 199913 nov. 1999

1. A theological consultation between Evangelicals and Catholics took place from 7-13 November 1999. Jointly sponsored by the World Evangelical Fellowship’s Theological Commission and the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, the meeting took place at the George Williams Campus of Aurora University, Williams Bay, Wisconsin, USA. It followed on from two previous consultations between WEF and Catholic Church representatives, held in 1993 in Venice, Italy and in 1997 at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute near Jerusalem. [Note: The World Evangelical Fellowship (WEF) changed its name to World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) in 2000.]

2. The Williams Bay meeting sought to deepen mutual understanding and respect between Evangelicals and Catholics, using the occasion to hear how each understood one another’s traditions, convictions and concerns. More particularly its aim was to face misunderstandings that put stumbling blocks in the way of the Good News being proclaimed and heard.

Four papers were prepared for the consultation. On the theme of koinonia (fellowship or communion) two papers were discussed: “An Evangelical Perspective on Church Koinonia” by Henri Blocher and “The Church as Communion: A Catholic Perspective,” by Avery Dulles. Later discussion of evangelization and common witness and their difficulties began on the basis of a paper by M. Daniel Carroll R., “The Evangelical-Roman Catholic Dialogue: Issues Revolving around Evangelization. A View from Latin America” and one by Thomas Stransky, “Religious Freedom, Christian Witness and Proselytism.”
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Posted: Nov. 13, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=2193
Categories: Communiqué, Evangelical-Roman Catholic DialogueIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, World Evangelical Alliance
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Inaugural Meeting of the Special Commission on Orthodox Participation

 — December 3, 19993 déc. 1999

[WCC News] The Special Commission on Orthodox participation in the World Council of Churches (WCC) will meet from 6 to 8 December in Morges, on Lac Léman, Switzerland. At its inaugural meeting the Commission will deal chiefly with matters of planning and procedure for the series of its Protestant-Orthodox discussions to be held over the
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Posted: Dec. 3, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=4986
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Orthodox, WCC
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The priesthood of Mary

 — December 4, 19994 déc. 1999

With our short ecclesiastical memories, we have almost forgotten that in the run-up to its dogmatic definition in 1854, Mary’s Immaculate Conception was often justified on the grounds of her being a priest. Tradition frequently applied the words found in Hebrews 7:26 to her: “It is fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, unstained, separated from sinners, exalted above the heavens.” The Benedictine prior Jacques Biroat wrote in 1666 that “Paul’s reasoning” in Hebrews 7:26 “is relevant to Christ’s mother. She shares in the priesthood of her son and is the origin of our reconciliation to God. Therefore, she had to be entirely innocent and separate from sinners. She had to be preserved from original sin.” Mary was immaculately conceived because she had to be a priest without stain. Mary has captured the Catholic imagination more than any other person except Jesus. Generation after generation has seen in her the highest reflection of saintliness and love. Catholics have been fond of Mary because she is Jesus’ own mother. They also respected her as his closest associate in redemption, as his first “priest”.
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Posted: Dec. 4, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6697
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Catholic, Mary, ordination, women
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SONday citywide millennial celebration

 — December 4, 19994 déc. 1999

What will you be doing on Jan. 2, 2000 — the first Sunday of the new millennium? Church leaders in Saskatoon hope you’ll be among the many thousands expected at SaskPlace to attend SONday 2000, a “city-wide day of celebration of Our Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ.” The 15-member task force organizing the event explains
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Posted: Dec. 4, 1999 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6181
Categories: NewsIn this article: events, millenium, Saskatoon
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : events, millenium, Saskatoon