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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We consider the diversity of our regional, national, cultural and religious traditions to be enriching for Europe. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. In the power of this grace, many different initiatives now seek, through services of prayer and worship, to deepen the spiritual fellowship among the churches and to pray for the visible unity of Christ’s Church.

Then they marched from Strasbourg Cathedral and other churches in a pilgrimage to the Protestant Church of Saint Thomas, where the document was signed. The countries of Europe are seeking to redefine themselves, both individually and in relation to each other.

The most important task of the churches in Europe is the common proclamation of the Gospel, in both word and deed, for the salvation of all.

The ecumenical movement lives from our hearing God’s fharta and letting the Holy Spirit work in us and through us. At least implicitly this discussion raises questions about the nature of catholicity and communion, a topic the following four essays address.

Charta Oecumenica

Our common endeavours are devoted to evaluating, and helping to resolve, political and social issues in the spirit of the Gospel. Currents of Encounter Book 28 Paperback: Oecumennica Charta has no teaching or Church law demands and the Vatican is not committed to it. We belong together in Christ, and this is of fundamental significance in the face of our differing chxrta and ethical positions.


They commit themselves to urge humane acceptance of immigrants in Europe. Without common values, unity cannot endure. In some churches reservations subsist regarding praying together in an ecumenical context. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

While there have been plenty of good contacts and neighbourly relations between Muslims and Christians, and this remains the case, there are still strong reservations and prejudices on both sides.

In some European countries they constitute strong minorities. We likewise insist on the reverence for life, the value of marriage and the family, the preferential option for the poor, the readiness to forgive, and in all things compassion. We confess our share of responsibility for this guilt and ask God and our fellow human beings for forgiveness.

Unity is the prerequisite for peace The Charta states that the unity of the Churches is a prerequisite for peace among the nations.


We are convinced that the spiritual heritage of Chartta constitutes an empowering source of inspiration and enrichment for Europe. Four theologians, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Lutheran, respond to this document, assessing its strengths and the areas where further development is required. Together we want to help create sustainable living conditions for the whole of creation.

The document has great importance especially for the minority Churches. However, we are appalled to chatra natural resources being exploited without regard for their intrinsic value or consideration of their limits, and without regard for the well-being of future generations.

We give thanks to the Triune God for guiding our steps towards an ever deeper fellowship through the Holy Spirit. Gradual communion sets out to attain full, including sacramental, unity and the final two essays explore how sacramental theology might assist in this oecumejica.


Muslims have lived in Europe for centuries. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: The Churches want to present their ‘vision’ to the political institutions in Europe. This volume examines the role of the Christian churches at various levels of that process. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? It is urgently necessary, in the worship and teaching, doctrine and life of our churches, to raise awareness of the deep bond existing between chata Christian faith and Judaism, and to support Christian-Jewish co-operation.

Both organisations represent almost all Reformed, Orthodox and Catholic Christians chrata the continent. At the same time, the dialogue with Islam, Judaism and other world religions will be extended. It is equally oecumennica 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. Jesus Christ revealed to us on the cross his love and the mystery of reconciliation; as his followers, we intend to do our utmost to oedumenica the problems and obstacles that still divide the churches.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. We want to take seriously the critical questions of others, and try together to conduct fair discussions with them. Joint criteria must be worked out for that “which people can scientifically and technologically do, owcumenica ethically must not be able to.

Jesus Christ, the Lord of the one Church, is our greatest hope of reconciliation and peace.