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Division among Churches obstructs the joy of the gospel

HONG KONG (SE): “The divisions within and between the communities, the Churches and society have grown deeper, more hurting. And therefore, reconciliation is a need of the time. Why don’t we, people of different Churches, come together more often? Why don’t we pray together? This shouldn’t be limited to a one-time event, instead, it should be part of our daily Christian life.

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Appreciating differences is key to ecumenism

HONG KONG (SE): Participants at the Taizé International Meeting of Young Adults in Hong Kong said that understanding and respecting each others’ differences is key to promoting ecumenism and to having harmony among people of different denominational and cultural backgrounds. The ecumenical gathering titled, Pilgrimage of Trust and Reconciliation, was organised by the Taizé Community and in Hong Kong from August 8 to 12.
 

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Connecting the struggle of ecumenism with people’s struggle for livelihood

HONG KONG (SE): During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which concluded on January 25, the diocese of Hong Kong participated in three main functions to celebrate the ecumenical movement among various Christian denominations in the city.

A prayer service was held in English at the Union Church in Kowloon followed by one in Cantonese at Christ the King Chapel in Causeway Bay and then a breakfast for the leaders of the various denominations.

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Ecumenism is needed

LAHORE (AsiaNews): “Unity must be a visible thing in Pakistan. Instead of meeting only when a church is attacked or in crisis situations, we should meet in times of peace,” Father Inayat Bernard, from St. Mary’s Seminary, said in the run up to the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

He said, “Church leaders still have many reservations about other denominations and not everyone feels comfortable in going to another Church.”

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Hopes for shared communion

ROME (SE): “I hope that the next declaration opens the way for shared Eucharistic communion in special cases,” Walter Cardinal Kasper said in expressing his hope for ecumenical progress through intercommunion.

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Is ecumenism a non-event in our Churches?

HONG KONG (SE): Some years ago, the then-dean of St. John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong, Father Andrew Chan, said at an ecumenical prayer gathering that Jesus’ prayer that all may be one, shows that he worried about unity among his disciples, and so we should worry as well.

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Focus on the God we have in common say young Christian people

 

Hong Kong (UCAN): More than 30 young people from different Christian denominations came together at the Diocesan Retreat House from January 11 to 13 for  a gathering organised by the Catholic Diocesan Youth Commission, to share their thoughts on the subject of ecumenism and express their solidarity.

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