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Topic: Ecumenical newsThe new items published under this topic are as follows.
Posted by: Timo on Thursday, May 09, 2013 | Read 206 times
Trafficking and related exploitative practices in the offshore or long haul fishing industry have recently captured the attention of international and local organizations. The meeting brought together over 40 delegates from Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam with observers from New Zealand, Norway, and the UK to evaluate the welfare given to seafarers.
Posted by: ENI on Sunday, December 05, 2010 | Read 1033 times
Manila (ENInews). Asian Christian leaders have challenged what they describe as a distorted interpretation of the Bible's Genesis story about God telling Adam and Eve to "subdue" the earth and to "have dominion" over other living species and non-living resources on the planet. "The misinterpretation, which has been blamed on Christians, has helped legitimise the wanton profit-oriented exploitation of the planet and its resources," said Hrangthan Chhungi of the Presbyterian Church of India. She said that the more appropriate translation from Hebrew, the language in which Genesis is written, is "to over-see and take care, rather than to subdue and have dominion".
Posted by: ISPCK, India on Monday, November 15, 2010 | Read 1064 times
More than 750 people from around the globe gathered at The Cathedral Church of the Redemption, New Delhi, on October 15, 2010 during a thanksgiving service to thank God for His faithfulness to the Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (ISPCK), which celebrated three hundred years of service to the Indian community.
The Most Reverend and Right honourable Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, lead this commemorative service assisted by the General Secretary of ISPCK, Rev Dr Ashish Amos, Moderator of the Church of North India ...
Posted by: CCA on Monday, November 08, 2010 | Read 1428 times
The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) has a policy on HIV and AIDS approved by the General Committee in Bangkok on October 1, 2009. But are our Churches and Councils HIV Competent? There is a test on HIV Competent Churches developed in the ecumenical laboratory of the World Council of Churches in Bossey in 2007. Churches are encouraged to take the test and to work for enhanced competency in the response to HIV and AIDS.
The test on HIV Competency is featured in the new CCA book, “Building HIV Competent Churches: Called to Prophesy, Reconcile and Heal” edited by Dr. Erlinda N. Senturias and Dr. Liza B. Lamis. The book is funded by the Hong Kong Christian Council, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (Anglican Church in Hong Kong), the Regional Offices of Joint United Nations HIV/AIDS Program and the United Nations Population Fund in Bangkok.
Posted by: ELCJHL on Friday, November 05, 2010 | Read 898 times
JERUSALEM, October 25, 2010 - On Thursday, October 21, Bishop Younan was invited to address Pope Benedict XVI and the Synod of Bishops at the Special Assembly for the Middle East at the Vatican in Rome.
The Special Synod, which convened on October 10, brought together with Pope Benedict XVI "both cardinals and archbishops, who are heads of the various offices in the Roman Curia, presidents of episcopal conferences around the world, who are concerned with the issues of the Middle East, [and] representatives from the Orthodox Churches and ecclesial communities and Jewish and Muslim guests."
Posted by: WCRC on Monday, October 11, 2010 | Read 736 times
The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) is pleased to announce the launch today of its website www.wcrc.ch. The site is designed to share the news of WCRC’s 230 member churches representing 80 million Christians in 108 countries – most in the Global South.
“WCRC is grateful to the Uniting Church of Australia for its generous support of the development of the site,” says Kristine Greenaway, head of the WCRC Office of Communication. “The expertise and staff time the church donated made this new site possible. It has been an exciting collaboration.”
The website offers news in English, French, Spanish and German about WCRC programme initiatives, reports from the Uniting General Council (Grand Rapids: 2010) and links to the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle, videos, photos and WCRC promotional materials.
Posted by: LWI on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | Read 1011 times
GENEVA, 16 September 2010 (LWI) - The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) welcomed the appointment of former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as head of the new United Nations agency, UN Women, saying it gives gender equality a high profile.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named Bachelet to the post on 14 September. She was the first female president of Chile, and she is well known for her commitment to the pursuit of gender justice.
“The Lutheran World Federation welcomes your appointment, both because it shows what a high profile is being given to this newly created office, and because we are convinced of the high quality contribution you will bring toward the office’s success,” said Rev. Martin Junge, Acting LWF General Secretary, in a congratulatory letter sent today to Bachelet.
Posted by: LWI on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 | Read 2798 times
Understanding Christian Mission in Diverse Local Contexts
EDINBURGH, Scotland/GENEVA, 10 June 2010 (LWI) - The Lutheran delegation to the 2010 World Missionary Conference, 2-6 June, in Edinburgh, Scotland, was diverse and its members well prepared to join in ecumenical consideration of mission in the 21st century.
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), as one of the "stakeholder" organizations in the conference, was represented by a team of seven persons, including academicians and practitioners, with a balance of gender and more than the recommended 20 percent young adults.
"We wanted to look in the direction of the future," said Rev. Roger Schmidt, spokesperson for the LWF delegation. "We also knew that other significant Lutheran leaders would be present in their organizational and ecumenical capacities," noted Schmidt, youth secretary at the Department for Mission and Development.
Held under the theme "Witnessing to Christ Today," Edinburgh 2010 marked the 100th anniversary of the 1910 World Missionary Conference, also held in Edinburgh that helped to set the course of Protestant mission outreach in the 20th century.
Posted by: LWF-Asia on Thursday, May 20, 2010 | Read 1699 times
CCA's first woman General Secretary! Rev Dr Henriette Tabita Hutabarat Lebang from Sulawesi, Indonesia made history when she was elected as the new General Secretary during the 13th General Assembly of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 15-22 April. She is the first woman to be elected to this position since CCA was founded at the Malayan capital in 1959.
The Christian Conference of Asia is a regional ecumenical organisation representing 16 National Councils and over 100 churches/denominations in Aotearoa-New Zealand, Australia, Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand.
Dr Hutabarat will succeed Dr Prawate Khid-arn, whose term ends in October 2010.
Posted by: aschmitt on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 | Read 1117 times
Harissa, Lebanon – (Jan. 12, 2010) Ordaining women as pastors to serve Middle Eastern churches took one step closer to becoming a reality today. Delegates at the Fellowship of the Middle East Evangelical Churches (FMEEC) voted unanimously to adopt a statement in support of this change. The statement was drafted on the spot in response to a report by the fellowship's theology committee, which found no biblical or theological reasons to oppose female ordination.
Posted by: LWI on Monday, November 02, 2009 | Read 2359 times
LWF General Secretary Noko: New Quality in Lutheran-Catholic Relationship
Cardinal Kasper Says Ecumenism Need Not Be Reinvented
AUGSBURG, Germany/GENEVA, 1 November 2009 (LWI) - When signing the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ) ten years ago, "we committed ourselves to a joint ecumenical journey," said Rev. Dr Ishmael Noko, general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF). He was speaking at celebrations marking the tenth anniversary of the JDDJ signing in Augsburg, Germany, on Saturday 31 October in the Golden Hall of Augsburg's town hall.
Posted by: LWF-Asia on Thursday, October 22, 2009 | Read 1920 times
Roman Catholics, Lutherans and Methodists to Commemorate the Event
AUGSBURG, Germany/GENEVA, 15 October 2009 (LWI) - Several commemorative events will be held in Augsburg, Germany on 30 and 31 October to celebrate the signing of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ) between the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Roman Catholic Church ten years ago.
Posted by: LWI on Thursday, August 27, 2009 | Read 1388 times
Noko Highlights Norwegian Lutheran's Ecumenical Experience GENEVA, 27 August 2009 (LWI) – The general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Rev. Dr Ishmael Noko congratulates Norwegian Lutheran theologian Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on his election as the new general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) today, 27 August. The 48 year-old will succeed Kenyan Methodist Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, who has served as the Council's general secretary since January 2004.
Posted by: LWF-Asia on Monday, March 23, 2009 | Read 3240 times
Dear Church Pastors, Leaders and Missions Leaders,
It is with much sadness that we announce to you that Rev. Dr. James Hudson Taylor III had passed on to be with the Lord this morning, 20th March 2009. Yet we wish to celebrate his life which exemplifies the love of God and reflects the heart of God.
Attached is a condensed press release on the home calling of our beloved brother, mentor and leader, the late Rev. Dr. James Hudson Taylor III.
Posted by: WCC on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 | Read 1949 times
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is looking for a Programme Executive for Youth to promote youth participation, networking and capacity building in all parts of the Ecumenical Movement.
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