Ecumenical news

Christian Unity Prayer - 2009 "That they may become one in your hand." (Ezek 37,17)

Personal and Communal Prayer for Christian Unity

Christian Unity Poster 2009

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Anglican
Statement from the Co-Chairmen of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission.

A Commentary on The Gift of Authority of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission.
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Assyrian Church of the East
Common Christological Declaration between the Catholic Church and the Assyrian Church of the East.

The Discourse of His Holiness, Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch of of the East, to John Paul II, Bishop of Rome and Catholic Pope.

Guidelines for admission to the Eucharist between the Chaldean Church and the Assyrian Church of the East.
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 Evangelicals
That they may all be one: The Imperatives and
Prospects of Christian Unity.

The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium, the Gift of Salvation, Your Word is Truth and the Communion of Saints. 
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 Lutheran
Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification by the Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church.

Official Common Statement by the Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church and the Annex to the Official Common Statement. 
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Vatican
Directory on Ecumenism and the Second Vatican Council

 

 
   
   

Catholic - Orthodox Forum strongly affirms traditional family life - The First Catholic-Orthodox Forum, organized by the Council of European Bishops? Conferences (CCEE), took place in Trent from Thursday to Sunday. Seventeen representatives of European bishops? conferences, Vatican dicasteries, and Orthodox Churches met to discuss the theme ?The Family: A Good for Humanity.?

Vatican, Muslims aim to prevent extremism in youth - Roman Catholic and Muslim leaders vowed on Wednesday to jointly combat religious extremism that can push younger followers to violence.

Russians queue to view patriarch as interim head tightens grip - Russians yesterday paid respects to late patriarch Alexy II as his likely successor stamped his authority on commemorations and experts said reconciliation with Rome remained far off.

Russian Church elders choose interim leader - The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader yesterday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics.

Conservative Anglicans fight for 'orthodox historic faith' - A new Anglican church has officially been formed in North America.

Pontiff shares sorrows of mideast Christians - Benedict XVI says he shares the "sorrows and difficulties" of the Christian of the Holy Land, who are suffering at hands of political, economic and social instability in the region.

Catholics and Anglicans continue "frank discussion" - Catholic and Anglican members of the Anglican Roman Catholic Commission of Aotearoa New Zealand (ARCCANZ) - clergy and lay - examined dialogue between the two denominations at their most recent meeting.

All India Christian Council Statement on Mumbai Terrorism - The leadership and members of the All India Christian Council (aicc) stands in solidarity with their fellow Indian citizens and the people of the many nations affected by the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

Prayer effort will seek to stop abortions - The organiser of 40 days of prayer and fasting focusing on abortion before and after the general election is putting together a round-the-clock prayer network as a follow-up.

Flight of Christians from Iraq is destabilizing the Middle East, archbishop says - Archbishop Louis Sako said this week, ?"raq without Christians is a poorer country. It would be disastrous for peaceful coexistence and for tolerance not only in Iraq but in all of the Middle East."

Vatican thanks Muslims for returning God to Europe - A senior Vatican cardinal has thanked Muslims for bringing God back into the public sphere in Europe and said believers of different faiths had no option but to engage in interreligious dialogue.

Pope prays for full unity with Armenian Apostolic Church - Pope Benedict and the Roman Catholic faithful were joined in the Paul VI audience hall today by Aram I, Catholicos of Cicilia of the Armenians and a group of Armenian clergy and laity. Before he delivered his general audience address, the Pope thanked Aram I for his efforts to further ecumenical dialogue and prayed for full unity between the two Churches.

U.S. Bishops Offer Support to Mormons Targeted for Defending Marriage, Backing California's Proposition Eight - The U.S. bishops offered "prayerful support and steadfast solidarity" to the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints in the face of attacks on the church and its members for working to pass California's Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage.

Pacific churches call for global solidarity on climate change - Christians from the Pacific islands have appealed for worldwide solidarity with regard to climate change, a question of life and death in their communities.

Ecumenism: Turning distrust into synergy - In a world marked by divisions of all kinds, unity may appear to be a utopia, something we can only dream about, but never attain.