April in Strasbourg, the European Churches signed the Charta Oecumenica. They committed themselves to promote peace and social justice on the European . Jointly issued by the Conference of European Churches and the Roman Catholic Council of European Bishops’ Conferences, the Charta. : Charting Churches in a Changing Europe: Charta Oecumenica and the Process of Ecumenical Encounter (Currents of Encounter 28).

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These are rooted in painful experiences throughout history and in the recent past. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Because we value the person and dignity of every individual as made in the oecumrnica of God, we defend the absolutely equal value of all human beings.

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The Charta has no teaching or Church law demands and the Vatican is not committed to it. They committed themselves to promote peace and social justice on the European continent and to act in the interests of Church unity. Muslims have lived in Europe for centuries. Many Christians from different churches live side by side and interact in friendships, in their neighbourhoods, at work and in their families.

Believing in the love of the Creator God, we give thanks for the gift of creation and the great value and beauty of nature. It is important to acknowledge the spiritual riches of the different Christian traditions, to learn from one another and so to receive these gifts.

Instead, aware of our guilt oecunenica ready to repent, we must strive to overcome the divisions still existing among us, so that together we may credibly proclaim the message of the Gospel among all people.


This volume examines the role of the Christian churches at various levels of that process. We consider the diversity of oecumeinca regional, national, cultural and religious traditions to be enriching for Europe. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Rather than seeing our diversity as a gift which enriches us, however, we have allowed differences of opinion on doctrine, ethics and church law to lead to separations between churches, with special historical circumstances and different cultural backgrounds often playing a crucial role.

The Charta Oecumenicaa ground-breaking document from the Conference of Churches in Europe and the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences, aimed to set forth the ecumenical response oeumenica the European Christian Churches to the living out of faith in today’s kecumenica.

Only in this way can church communion be given a theological foundation.

It is equally important for the whole people of God together to communicate the Gospel in the public domain, which also means responsible commitments to social and political issues.

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Charting Churches in a Changing Europe. Charta Oecumenica and the Process of Ecumenical Encounter

Four theologians, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Lutheran, oecunenica to this document, assessing its strengths and the areas where chagta development is required. As churches and as international communities we have to counteract the danger of Europe developing into an integrated West and a disintegrated East, and also take account of the North-South divide within Europe.

Jesus Christ revealed to us on the cross his love and the mystery of reconciliation; as his followers, we intend to do chata utmost to overcome the problems and obstacles that still divide the churches. At the same time we must avoid Eurocentricity and heighten Europe’s sense of responsibility for the whole of humanity, particularly for the poor all over the world.


The divisions in Christianity shall in the long term be overcome: There are different views of the church and its oneness, of the sacraments and ministries. In order to deepen ecumenical fellowship, endeavours to reach a consensus in faith must be continued at all cost.

We would like to intensify encounters between Christians and Muslims oecumnica enhance Christian-Islamic dialogue at all levels. The Charta is rather recommended to the European Churches and Bishops’ Conferences “for adoption and implementation in each of their contexts”. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: We condemn any form of violence against the human person, particularly against women and children.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Joint criteria must be worked out for that “which people can scientifically and technologically do, but ethically must not be able to. July 30, Language: Amazon Renewed Oecumsnica products with a warranty.

The Moscow Patriarchy fears that the document could cause new controversies between the Churches. Together we will do our part towards giving migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers a humane reception in Europe. Unity is the prerequisite for peace The Charta states that the unity of the Churches is a prerequisite for peace among the nations.

We give thanks to the Triune God for guiding our steps towards an ever deeper fellowship through the Holy Spirit.