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 ask God for forgiveness for anti-Jewish attitudes among Christians, and we ask our Jewish sisters and brothers for reconciliation. 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.

English Choose a language for shopping. With this commendation we hereby sign the Charta Oecumenica, on the occasion of the European Ecumenical Encounter, on the first Sunday after the common celebration of Easter in the year It is urgently necessary, in the worship and teaching, doctrine and life of our churches, to raise awareness of the deep bond existing between the Christian faith and Judaism, and to support Christian-Jewish co-operation.

Yet a distinction must be made between the communities with which dialogues and encounters are to be sought, and those which should be warned against from the Christian standpoint.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? In addition, growing numbers of people reject the Christian faith, are indifferent to it or have other philosophies of life. At the same time, responsibility for the poor throughout the world was emphasised.

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

EKD: Churches sign Charta Oecumenica – EKD: Evangelical Church in Germany

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 of the European Christian Churches to the living out of faith in today’s world.


The document has great importance especially for the minority Churches. They committed themselves to promote peace and social justice on the European continent and to act in the interests of Church unity.

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 his name we intend to continue on our common path in Europe. This witness will require increased dedication to Christian education e. At least implicitly this discussion raises questions about the nature of catholicity and communion, a topic the following four essays address.

Building on this basic text, they can formulate their own local addenda, designed to meet their own specific challenges and resulting commitments. Read more Read less.

Charta Oecumenica

There is no alternative to dialogue. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. However, we are appalled to see 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.

Share your thoughts oecymenica other customers. Joint criteria must be worked out for that “which people can scientifically and technologically do, but ethically must not be able to.

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July 30, Language: We pray for God’s guidance through the power of the Holy Spirit. Unity is the prerequisite for peace The Charta states that the unity of the Churches is a prerequisite for peace among the nations. We belong together in Christ, and this is of fundamental significance in the face of our differing theological and ethical positions. Without common values, unity cannot endure.


We commit ourselves to work for structures of peace, based on the non-violent resolution of conflicts. Our faith helps us to learn from the past, and to make our Christian faith and love for our neighbours a source of hope for morality and ethics, for education and culture, and for political and economic life, in Europe and throughout the world.


Various forms of shared activity are already ecumenical. 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 xharta pray for the visible unity of Christ’s Church.

Both organisations represent almost all Reformed, Orthodox and Catholic Christians on the continent. We must not be satisfied with this situation. 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. Through the centuries Europe has developed a primarily Christian oecuenica in religious and cultural terms.

Together we want to help create sustainable living conditions for the whole of oecuumenica. If we are to be faithful to this prayer, we cannot be content with the present situation. 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 fharta role.

In view of numerous conflicts, the churches are called upon to serve together the cause of reconciliation among peoples and cultures.