Ecumenism

 

 

Efforts are made in each of the villages of Turners Hill, Balcombe, Crawley Down and West Hoathly, to establish and develop good relations with Anglican clergy in particular. In most of the villages there is a social clergy fraternal meeting which is where any joint action planning will take place.

Ecumenical joint activities include Anglican and Catholic sharing of Assembly-taking in local schools. Contact Fr Paul for further details on 01342 710313 or parish@worth.org.uk.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales produces a newsletter aimed at Catholics and their friends who are interested in interreligious dialogue matters. Sign up for the newsletter here

Recommended Reading

The Gift of Dialogue: The Encyclical Ecclesiam Suam and the key documents of Vatican II on Interreligious Dialogue and Ecumenism (CTS, 2014). Includes the 2 key texts of Vatican II – the Decree on Ecumenism, Unitatis Redintegratio and the Declaration on Non-Christian Religions, Nostra Aetate

Evangelii Gaudium: Apostolic Exhortation … 2013: paragraphs 244-246 on Ecumenical Dialogue

Serving a Wounded World in Interreligious Solidarity: a Christian Call to Reflection and Action during COVID-19 and Beyond” is a joint document released by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID).” Its purpose is to encourage churches and Christian organizations to reflect on the importance of interreligious solidarity in a world wounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. The document offers a Christian basis for interreligious solidarity that can inspire and confirm the impulse to serve a world wounded not only by COVID-19 but also by many other wounds.

 

The Department for Dialogue and Unity of the Catholic Bishops Conference through its Committee for Christian Unity works to foster cooperation with other Christian traditions.

 

 

Churches Together in Britan and Ireland (CTBI): more together, less apart. CTBI is the umbrella organisation which brings together the many different churches and denominations in Britain and Ireland to share the good news about Jesus Christ and to work for the good of all people.

 

 

Churches Together in England is a visible sign in England of the Churches’ commitment as they seek a deepening communion with Christ and one another. Its strength comes from people from different traditions finding new ways to work and worship together.

 

 

Eco-Church is an award scheme designed to motivate and resource churches in England and Wales to care for creation as an integral part of loving their neighbours and following God faithfully.