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WCC statement to influence thinking in mission education

Posted on: October 29th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By Mark Oxbrow   WCC News service A World Council of Churches (WCC) consultation in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa has discussed creative ways of using the WCC statement in mission education and curriculum. The WCC statement, titled “Together towards life: Mission and evangelism in changing landscapes”, seeks a renewed understanding and practice of mission and evangelism. […]

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Taizé: The last large youth meetings in 2014

Posted on: October 29th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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During these two weeks, thousands of French youth have arrived in three waves. The most numerous have come from Lille, Nantes, Grenoble, Rennes, and Pontoise but all regions of the country were represented. Nearly a dozen bishops have accompanied the young people from their dioceses. Previously, a particularly striking visit in September was that of […]

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Vancouver event tackles Christian Zionism

Posted on: October 28th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  By Neale Adams   Criticism of Christian Zionism is not an attack on the country of Israel, explains Gary Burge, a professor of New Testament studies at Wheaton College. Photo: Neale Adams _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Christian Zionism is a theologically-based belief about how the world will end that would likely be dismissed as a strange doctrine few Anglicans […]

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A big red door isn’t enough

Posted on: October 28th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  By Rhonda Waters     One Sunday morning, I stopped in at the Starbucks directly across the street from the Cathedral. The barista asked about my clerical collar. When I told him I worked at the (large neo-gothic) church visible from his workstation, he commented on how nice it was to see it open and […]

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“Dignity, belonging, forgiveness essential to a healthy family”

Posted on: October 28th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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“Churches are reinforcing the family as the primary place for human growth and development and for the celebration of human dignity.” Photo Credit: Shutterstock _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ From the International Anglican Family Network Stories gathered by the Anglican Communion’s International Anglican Family Network (IAFN) have highlighted how human dignity is being championed and advanced in families around […]

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History made, as Anglicans, Oriental Orthodox agree on Christ’s incarnation

Posted on: October 28th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  By ACNS staff Senior theologians in Anglican Communion and Oriental Orthodox Churches recently made history by signing an agreement on their mutual understanding of Christ’s incarnation. This was not just a minor point of theology, rather it was a subject that divided the Church following the Council of Chalcedon* in 451 AD, leaving the […]

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Dr Alyson Barnett-Cowan to act as Interim Secretary General

Posted on: October 28th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  Alyson Barnett-Cowan said she is “happy to fill in to bridge the gap while the search process is going on”                                                                           Photo Credit: LWF/Maximilian Haas ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   From the Anglican Communion Office The Rt Revd James Tengatenga and Mrs Elizabeth Paver, Chair and Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee, Anglican Communion, have appointed the Revd Canon […]

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Clarify ‘church activity’ with insurers, motion urges

Posted on: October 27th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  By Harvey Shepherd   A visitor to the lawn of Christ Church Cathedral protects himself from the autumn chill. Photo: Harvey Shepherd Anglicans in the diocese of Montreal think ministry to the marginalized and vulnerable is a normal church activity—and hope the Anglican Church of Canada will help make that clear to insurance companies and […]

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‘Stand strong against violence or hatred’

Posted on: October 27th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  By Art Babych   (L to R) Rabbi Barry Schlesinger of the Agudath Israel Congregation,  Imam Samy Metwally from the Ottawa Main Mosque and  Padre John Fletcher, Chaplain General to the Canadian Forces take part in the interfaith service in Ottawa. Photo: Art Babych More than 200 people turned out for an interfaith service of unity […]

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Kathryn Reklis: Jonathan Edwards and the afterlife of failure

Posted on: October 25th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  A feminist scholar finds inspiration in Jonathan Edwards the experimenter, who had no choice but to reach for new language, new methods and new ideas to make the truth of the divine drama come alive for his age. by Kathryn Reklis   Jonathan Edwards   When I’m asked about my research, I rarely make […]

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