Category: Ecumenical Movement

2018 ends with potential turning point in Vatican/Iraqi relations

John L. Allen | CRUX | Source URL ROME – Though the week between Christmas and New Year’s is traditionally a fairly slow period on the Vatican beat, this is the Pope Francis era, when tradition and a Euro will buy you a cup of cappuccino in a Roman café. […]

Christian persecution urgently calls churches to seek unity, pope says

Carol Glatz | CRUX | Source URL ROME – Seeking Christian unity is more urgent than ever because of the ongoing persecution of Christians, Pope Francis told an Orthodox leader. Meeting with Metropolitan Rastislav, primate of the Orthodox Church in the Czech and Slovak Republics, the pope said the “suffering […]

Representatives of different religions unite at a meeting for the hearing-impaired in Moscow

Adventist News Network More than 30 people came to fellowship, play games and ask questions about the Bible. A club for the hearing-impaired, called “Interesting Encounters”, from the community of Khimki, was created to help people get acquainted with Biblical truths. For them, it is necessary, not only to communicate information […]

At the United Nations, Adventists Emphasize Compassion for Refugees

Bettina Krause Adventist Review New York event brings together faith-based organizations and other advocates. Migrants and refugees are not “problems to be solved,” but vulnerable individuals who must be treated with respect and compassion, said participants this week at a United Nations symposium co-sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The […]

Walla Walla Invites Jesuit Priest to Speak At CommUnity

Fulcrum7 Walla Walla University has a weekly worship program for students on Tuesdays, called CommUnity. What is the purpose of CommUnity? “The purpose of the CommUnity program is to facilitate weekly opportunities for the entire campus to gather together for worship, academic reflection and discussion, celebrations of school spirit, social […]

Religious freedom must be protected, says Catholic-Muslim dialogue

Cindy Wooden CRUX The Vatican-affiliated Catholic-Muslim Forum issued a statement asserting “the equal dignity and value of all persons irrespective of their race, gender, religion or social status … and we categorically condemn any attempts to stereotype any people or attribute collective guilt to them for the actions of individuals […]