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  Encyclopedia: Christian ecumenism
In Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, an ecumenical council or general council is a meeting of the bishops of the whole church convened to discuss and settle matters of Church doctrine and practice.
The Sermon on the Mount by Carl Heinrich Bloch.
Christian movements are theological, political, or philosophical intepretations of Christianity that are not generally represented by a specific church, sect, or denomination.
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 Info and facts on 'Christian ecumenism'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Therefore, readers are referred to the thorough discussion of ecumenism in the sense of the promotion of mutual appreciation and improvement between diverse religions, under the entry on religious pluralism (additional info and facts about religious pluralism).
For a significantly representative part of the Christian world, the highest aim of the Christian faith is the reconciliation of all divided humanity into a full and conscious union with one Christian Church, visibly united in the sense of governmental accountability between all of its parts and the whole.
This new initiative of ecumenism embraces religious inclusivism as compatible with the ultimate aim of Catholic ecumenism, and simultaneously distances itself from pluralism as the ideal state of Christian unity.
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 Christian ecumenism - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Christian flag is one symbol of Christian unity.
Therefore, readers are referred to the thorough discussion of ecumenism in the sense of the promotion of mutual appreciation and improvement between diverse religions, under the entry on religious pluralism.
On the other hand, ecumenism means the aim to reconcile all who profess Christian faith, into a single, visible organization, for example, through union with the Roman Catholic Church, or the Orthodox Church.
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 The New Ecumenism and Christian Witness to Society
The managers of the ecumenical takeover in the mid-sixties ranged from Margaret Mead to Stephen Rose, from Janet Lacey to Robert W. Spike, from Arend van Leeuwen to Metropolitan Nicodim of Leningrad, from Betty Thompson to Harvey Cox, and from Richard Shaull to Konrad Raiser the ideological echoes have continued.
In the early Christian centuries this history of interpretation was ecumenically informed by a decisive attentiveness to the unity of the body of Christ.
The new ecumenism is still reaching out for wisdom and well-grounded apologetic strategies in the arenas of parenting, schooling, the complementary relation of men and women, international aid, world debt, microeconomics, the environment, trade policy, taxation, terrorism, nuclear energy, technological change, economic development, biomedical dilemmas, life and death questions, popular culture, and social welfare.
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 Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Interreligious Dialogue and Jewish-Christian Relations, Traditional Catholic Reflections & ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In order to make a case for the universality of their message, Christians could no longer contradict one another or appear as members of splinter groups whose peculiarities and differences were rooted merely in the history of Western world.
Inevitably, Christians began asking whether they had the right simply to destroy the world of the other religions, or whether it was not possible, or even imperative, to understand the other religions from within and integrate their inheritance into Christianity.
We discuss interreligious ecumenism today against the backdrop of a world that, while it draws ever closer together, becoming more and more a single theater of human history, is convulsed by wars, torn apart by growing tensions between rich and poor, and radically threatened by the misuse of man's technological power over the planet.
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 Christian ecumenism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Christian ecumenism is the promotion of unity or cooperationbetween distinct religious groups or denominations of the Christian religion, more or less broadly defined.
For a significantly representative part of the Christian world, the highest aim of the Christian faith is the reconciliationof all divided humanity into a full and conscious union with one Christian Church, visibly united in the sense of governmentalaccountability between all of its parts and the whole.
This new initiative of ecumenism embraces religious pluralism as compatible with the ultimate aim ofCatholic ecumenism, and simultaneously distances itself from pluralism as the ideal state of Christian unity.
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 Talk:Christian ecumenism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I am surprised in an article on Christian Ecumenism that I do not find any reference to ecumenical dialogue, to the models of Church unity that have been promoted, or to the historical efforts at unity.
To describe them as ecumenism (or approaches to ecumenism) is tantamount to choosing one model of unity over all others.
Ecumenism is nothing if not the attempt to sort through the problem of the clash of perspectives, and as such it is a problem of problem domains that are exclusive of one another.
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 C.S. Lewis's Views on Christian Unity & Ecumenism
Speaking to thousands of people he said Christians had to return to the unity of the first millennium, before Christianity was split by the east-west schism of the 11th century and the Protestant Reformation of the 16th.
In other words, the ony "ecumenism" that seems to "work" in a practical sense is the liberal version of it, where groups give up their distinctives and thus find it easier to unite (as in the "United" denominations, which invariably came about as denominations were forsaking their distinctive traditions, not pursuing and defending them).
Christianity, I was struck by its essential unity, which, in spite of its divisions, it has never lost.
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 Orthodoxy and Ecumenism
Ecumenical Christiandom assumes in history an individualised aspect, and that is in general a blessing.
Ecumenism calls for a striving towards the maximum, not the minimum, because the goal is the fullness and the concrete.
Christian unity must not begin with negotiation of Church governances, but with a spiritual unification of Christians, with forming a Christian friendly association, which is possible while also remaining true to one's own creed.
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 Christian ecumenism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Christianity, for the Eastern Orthodox, is simply the Church; and the Church is simply Orthodoxy in the sense expressed by Holy Tradition - nothing less, and nothing else.
Some might think it ironic, that the first obstacle to the full unity of dogmatic Christianity is religious pluralism, which to some extent has goals that are antithetical to dogmatic ecumenism.
Until the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, the relationship between estranged Christian traditions was basically in deadlock because of the intransigence of the Roman Catholic Church with regard to every point of division between itself and differing dogmatic Christian Churches.
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 ecumenical movement on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The movement known as Church Reunion in Great Britain and as Christian Unity (1910) in the United States was active in seeking a creed and polity behind which all Christians could unite.
Other landmarks in the development of the movement were the Universal Christian Conference on Life and Work (Stockholm, 1925), inspired by Nathan Söderblom of Sweden; the World Conference on Faith and Order (Lausanne, 1927); and the first assembly of the World Council of Churches (Amsterdam, 1948).
Ecumenical pact opposed.(some 140 German Protestant theologians are urging the country's Lutheran churches to turn down an ecumenical initiative that would halt a 400 year doctrinal disagreement between Catholics and...
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 Purpose Driven Ecumenism
The death of Pope John Paul II was a watershed event with regard to the ecumenical movement.
A Christianity that is not based on the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ is not biblical Christianity.
As Lutherans we expect especially that ecumenical progress can be made on the basis of the substantial theological agreements that have been achieved through 40 years of international Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, particularly with regard to justification, ministry and the sacraments.
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 Christian ecumenism
Ecumenism for the Eastern Orthodox did not begin with the Roman Catholic Vatican II council.
In papal encyclicals produced under two post-Vatican II pontiffs, this new ecumenism is outlined in the first place definitively, and in the second, very practically:
Unitatis Redintegratio (Restoration of Unity: Decree on Ecumenism — November 21, 1964, Pope Paul VI)
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Ecumenical Concerns From the United Church of Christ, including such items as the full text of the proposed "Formula of Agreement," an historic plan for full communion between Lutheran and Reformed churches in the U.S. The on-line ecumenical documents library, a service of the schools of the Boston Theological Institute.
Spiritual Growth Network of Kentucky An ecumenical interfaith group whose members are empowered to pursue their respective spiritual journeys without regard to background, race, gender, age, nationality, religion, or financial status.
Ecumenism From the 34th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus.
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 EvoSearch.com Christian - Christian Sites, Christian Search Engine, Christian Dating, Christian Personals, Christian ...
Regional gathering of Christian churches in the Middle East that seeks to foster relationships among the various churches there and interact with the broader ecumenical movement.
Ecumenical forum of the Protestant and Orthodox Churches in India, seeking to provide a Christian witness in society and a forum for discussion of issues among Christians in India.
An international, ecumenical organisation established by communicators whose aim is to prioritise Christian values in the world's communication and development needs.
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 Leonard Swidler's Curriculum Vitae
Lectured on "A Christian Historical Perspective on Wisdom as a Basis for Dialogue with Judaism and Chinese Religion," November 25, 1992, in a conference on "Jewish-Christian Dialogue in an East-West Context" at the Hong Kong Christian Study Centre for Chinese Religion and Culture.
Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute and the Journal of Ecumenical Studies at St. Mary Raphaela Retreat House in Haverford, PA, March 2-3, 1994.
Lectured on "Buddhism and Christianity: The `Age of Dialogue' and Peace" at the International Conference on Buddhist Studies Commemorating the 90th Anniversary of Dongguk University: "Buddhism and Civilization in the 21st Century," October 24-25, 1996, in Seoul, Korea.
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 Christian Ecumenism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It includes a number of ecumenical journals on microfilm (interfiled with the rest of the periodicals on microform) as well as retrospective and current records and statistics for the Christian churches of the United States and the rest of the English-speaking world.
The Ecumenical Revolution: an Interpretation of the Catholic-Protestant Dialogue.
A German ecumenical journal, not to be confused with a now defunct American Lutheran journal of the same name.
www.mtangel.edu /library/subject/ecumenism.html   (304 words)

 Ecumenism & Salvation Outside the Catholic Church Index Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dialogue on Whether Ecumenism is Worthwhile and Necessary and Contrary to Apologetics and Evangelization
The Sham Ecumenism and "Reformed Catholicism" of Tim Enloe
A Defense of the Ecumenical Gathering at Assisi (Ecumenism in St. Thomas Aquinas)
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 Christian Ecumenism Churches/Ecumenism Directory at Praize
A national ecumenical movement of Christian women in the United States whose life centers around prayer, Bible study, advocacy and action, with a strong commitment to social justice, to human rights, to civil rights, to the welfare and flourishing of women and children so that all may flourish.
Ecumenical News International (ENI) is a global news service reporting on ecumenical developments and other news of churches as well as giving religious perspectives on news developments world-wide.
Ecumenical organisation uniting the churches in Leith, Edinburgh UK.
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 Christian Books: Ecumenism - ReligionFacts.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In seems this is a generational preoccupation, the ecumenical institutional unity of the Christian Church.
There have been endless meetings and drafts of papers on just how the Christian Church (or "Churches", if you will) will put aside centuries of differences and join into one mighty throng to...
I pre-ordered this book because I was looking for a truly ecumenical introduction to the Scriptures for a university course I am creating.
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Ecumenical Documents Courtesy of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon, and the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism, Montreal
Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies The campus of the Tantur Institute is situated on the main road between Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
The New Ecumenism and Christian Witness to Society - Part One This is a revision of the address given by Dr. Tom Oden on the 20th Anniversary of the Founding of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, Oct. 1, 2001
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 06 - Ecumenism :: Orthodox Christian Cassettes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dying that is to Christian values and principles that will keep us free.
Respondent: Frederica Mathewes-Green, Touchstone contributing editor, author of Real Choices, and Facing East, wife of an Orthodox priest, and a mother of three.
Speaker: Dr. Janine Langan, Associate Professor of Christianity and Culture at the University of Toronto.
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 Local/Regional Ecumenical Networks
There are more than 1,500 staffed ecumenical, community, inter-faith and other forms of multi-congregation organizations in the United States.
Some of them even have a web page…if you don't see your favorite, let us know.
Community Ministries… "fastest growing ecumenical expression in the United States…two or more congregations of different denominations or faiths…depend heavily on volunteers…focused on meeting basic community needs for food, shelter and care…."
www.grcmc.org /grace/GRACE7.HTM   (156 words)

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This spiritual ecumenism is centered on the blood Christ shed for all us believers, including non-denominational, denominational, home churches, and all others in the body of Christ willing to offer prayers to God for healing and revival of Christianity together in the name of Jesus, who paid for the sins of us all.
Spiritual ecumenism in the body of Christ by prayers for revival of Christianity, including all denominational and non-denominational Christian faith groups.
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 Rubriek: 11.66 christian doctrine: ecumenism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ecumenical and Interfaith-Dialogue Resources / Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley).
Ecumenical Links, by the World Council of Churches
Oecumenische Theologie : Ecumenical Theology / J.M.M. Thurlings
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 Christian Ecumenism Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ecumenical 1 Of, relating to, or representing the whole of a body of churches 2 Promoting or tending toward worldwide Christian unity or co-operation.
Prairie Centre for Ecumenism 250-B Second Ave South, S7K 1K9 Phone 653-1633 Fax 653-1851
Youth for Christ: 401 33rd St. W Phone: 242-7117
www.sfn.saskatoon.sk.ca /rel/ecumenism.html   (57 words)

 What the Catholic Church in England and Wales says about Christian Unity / Ecumenism
What the Catholic Church in England and Wales says about Christian Unity / Ecumenism
Chwilio am Undod Christnogol (Welsh edition of the Search for Christian Unity)
Unitatis Redintegratio - Decree on Ecumenism from the Second Vatican Council
www.catholic-ew.org.uk /topics/unity.htm   (65 words)

 Articles - January 18   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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Christian ecumenism - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins
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