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  • Importance Of Christian Ecumenical Movements And Interfaith Dialogue

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    War II is of great significance to the broader Australian society. It plays a great role in uniting and celebrating the differences and recognising the similarities of the religions, as well as appreciating the uniqueness of the various religions. Ecumenism and interfaith dialogue have been an important feature due to a range of reasons including the abolishment of the White Australia Policy, the arrival of mass migration after WWII and the different ethical and religious views around Australia. The

  • Ecumenical Developments in Australia Essay

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    Account for TWO ecumenical development in Australian Christianity since World War II. Ecumenism, in the sense of Australian Christianity, is the religious initiative towards unity within the Christian church. It is the promotion of co-operation and improved understanding between distinct religious groups or denominations within Christianity and other religions. NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES IN AUSTRALIA (NCCA) The NCCA is an example of an ecumenical movement – it brings together a number of Australia's

  • American Evangelicalism Essay

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    and in China. Christians were challenged to redefine their morals and their ideologies in response to these upheavals. There were newer movements that also emerged in the twentieth century such as ecumenism, liberation theology, Pentecostalism, and fundamentalism (McGrath 2007). The spirit of ecumenism is nearly as old as Christianity itself. The First Ecumenical Council at Nicaea in 325 was called because bishops came from all parts if the Christian world. In 1910, several missionary societies convened

  • The World Council of Churches

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    After the First and Second World War the WCC felt they were responsible to bring back the social ethics and world politics back to a Christian point of view. Oldham and Niebuhr both lead the charge to help create a world in which based its values and beliefs off a Christian perspective. The ecumenical movement moved away from talking about a “Christian civilization” and a developing a Christian political party, but the felt responsible to bring back the mass society to realize they are the sons of

  • Ecumenism In Australia Essay

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    the sources, account for contemporary ecumenism in Australia. As globalisation continues to break down barriers between nations, beliefs and values from around the world grow through their ability to spread. In Australia, post-1945, as immigration skyrocketed, so did alternative religions to Christianity. Breaking down of Christian beliefs into denominations over hundreds of years has caused weakening in their overall voice and influence, and as such, ecumenism, “the movement among Christian churches

  • Interfaith Dialogue And Ecumenism

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    What is interfaith dialogue and what is ecumenism? Ecumenism refers to the movement towards religious unity among Christian denominations while interfaith dialogue is a process that seeks to achieve respect and mutual understanding between people of different religions. The purpose of dialogue is to come to an understanding of the other, not to determine whether they are good, bad, right or wrong according to Lindahl (2004). Pope Paul VI in Ecclesiam Suam added that before speaking we must take great

  • Examples Of Biblical View On Ecumenism

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    IV. Biblical view on Ecumenism According to Cloud, “…the Ecumenical philosophy is widespread, but it also patently unscriptural” for the following reasons: First, ecumenical philosophy is refuted by the Bible’s teaching on doctrine. 1Tim 1:3 states “As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach NO OTHER DOCTRINE.” In other words, there is only one true apostolic Christian faith and we have been given the Holy Spirit so that

  • My Thoughts on the Decree on Ecumenism Essay

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    My Thoughts on the Decree on Ecumenism Many of you might not know that the incredible changes that have taken place in the Catholic world over the past 50 years in the areas of belief, practise and worship are a direct result of the Second Vatican Council, which took place in Rome between 1962 and 1965. But some have argued that the undeniable and revolutionary changes that took place after Vatican II were due to many misrepresentations of the actual teachings of the Council. In this response

  • Historical Context Of Paul Vi 's Decree On Ecumenism

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    Historical Context When Pope Paul VI published The Decree on Ecumenism: Unitatis Redintergratio in 1964, it signalled the Catholic Church’s official entrance into the Christian ecumenical movement. Historically, the ecumenical movement began when the World Missionary Conference first convened in 1910, establishing two ecumenical organs: Life and Works, and Faith and Order (Textbook). Prior to the promulgation of Unitatis Redintergratio, the Catholic Church’s view of the ecumenical movement was defined

  • Festival of Faiths in Louisville, Kentucky

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    Festival of Faiths in Louisville, Kentucky. This festival encourages calls on different houses of worship and sponsors lectures on world religions. The author refers to several advocates of religious reconciliation, including the Dalai Lama, Martin Buber, Abraham Heschel, Thomas Merton, and Pope John Paul II. Interestingly, Professor Niebuhr seems to lack a basic understanding of the religions to which he refers. For example, he at times misunderstands the scriptures he cites. The fundamental