Multe miscari cu iz ecumenic in aceasta vara…evanghelicii si adventistii – n-am mai scris ca a facut-o Doru – , apoi intilnirea de la Toulouse, ca sa nu mai vorbim de ceea ce se va intimpla la Sibiu…
prilej pentru cei care vor unitate cu orice pret sa se bucure, dar motiv pentru cei care nu dau nici o sansa ecumenismului sa-si afiseze nemultumirea…parerea mea este ca e bine sa fim diferiti si sa ne bucuram daca putem conlucra la eliberarea oricarui suflet si inscrierea lui pe o traiectorie vesnica, indiferent in ce Biserica va fi parte…mai crede cineva ca vor fi mantuiti doar cei din biserica lui?
am citit cite ceva despre intilnirea din Franta….
Zeci de teologi aflati intr-un larg spectru al doctrinelor crestine s-au intilnit recent pentru a alcatui un cod comun al convertirii care vrea intr-un fel sa lamureasca problema existenta intre libertatea religioasa si modalitati neetice de convertire religioasa.
La Toulouse, Franta, in organizarea Vaticanului si a Consiliului Modial al Bisericilor a avut loc o intilnire la care au participat 30 de teologi apartinind bisericiilor Catolica, Orthodoxa, Protestanta, Penticostala si biserici crestin-evanghelice. Intalnirea a purtat tilul: “o exprimare etica a convetirii: marturia crestina intr-o lume multireligioasa”
A fost pentru prima oara cind reprezentati ai bisericilor evanghelice si penticostale au participat la astfel de intilniri.
“Crestinii evanghelici si cei ecumenici nu au fos tnciodata asa de aproape cum se afal acum a decalrat Thomas Schirrmacher din partea World Evangelical Alliance.Schirrmacher, este teolog german care conduce Institutul International pentru libertati religioase Ca si teolog s-a prezentat pe sine ca find evanghelic.
Iata ceea ce a mai aparut pe Associated Press:
The German theologian noted, however, that it would be difficult to concretely specify “unethical means” of conversion given differences in historical, religious, cultural and political contexts of Christian traditions, according to ENI.Schirrmacher emphasized that all Christian traditions need to self-reflect based on the code of conduct rather than just direct it against Evangelicals and Pentecostals who are known for their strong focus on evangelism.“Conversion is a controversial issue not only in interreligous relations, but in intra-Christian relations as well,” acknowledged the Rev. Dr. Hans Ucko, WCC program executive for inter-religious dialogue and cooperation, in a statement.Ucko gave as an example of religious tension between the Roman Catholic Church and the Pentecostal movement in Latin America. He also noted that the Orthodox churches in other regions often feel “targeted” by Protestant missionary groups.Fiorello Mascarenhas, a Jesuit from India and former chairperson of the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Office Council, affirmed that evangelization needs to avoid “stooping to belittle or condemn other religion.”Rather, evangelization should promote “inter-religious dialogue and religious harmony, as well as wholehearted cooperation in human welfare projects.”“The fact that Protestants, Orthodox, Roman Catholics, Pentecostals and Evangelicals were able to meet and discuss such a complex issue is in itself a success,” said WCC’s Ucko.Despite progress on drawing up the code of conduct, a formidable problem is how to enforce the code seeing that the WEA, WCC, Pentecostals and others have no authority to force their members to adhere to the code. It is also said the Catholic Church is unlikely to make the code an official policy.The study project jointly undertaken by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the WCC’s program on inter-religious dialogue and cooperation is titled: “An Interreligious Reflection on Conversion: From Controversy to a Shared Code of Conduct.”It was launched in May 2006 in Lariano/Velletri, near Rome, and aims to produce a code of conduct on religious conversion commonly agreed among Christians by 2010. The first meeting was attended by representatives of the Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish and Yoruba faiths along with Christians.