Archdiocese of Regina: Ecumenical Notes – May 2021

 

KAIROS appoints Aisha Francis as Executive Director
The KAIROS Steering Committee is pleased to announce that Aisha Francis has been appointed as Executive Director of KAIROS effective May 17, 2021.

https://www.kairoscanada.org/kairos-appoints-aisha-francis-as-executive-director

 

 

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Bill C-15, May 4
An online conversation with the Honourable Murray Sinclair, Dr. Marie Wilson, and Chief Wilton (Willie) Littlechild

On Tuesday May 4 at 7:00 pm (EDT), there will be a learning event: “The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Bill C-15,” sponsored by Faith in the Declaration, a coalition of Canadian faith houses and faith organizations working together to support the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The three Commissioners of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) will discuss the relationship of the TRC and UNDRIP and how that brings us now to Bill C-15 (“An Act respecting UNDRIP”). They will be asked how they envision Bill C-15 as the extension of their work with the TRC and whether this is the next chapter in the reconciliation journey. There will be reference to the Calls to Actions that are directed to faith bodies and next steps on the journey of reconciliation beyond Bill C-15.

The event will be in English with simultaneous French translation.
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-truth-and-reconciliation-commission-and-bill-c-15-online-learning-event-tickets-152517944277

 

Our Whole Society 2021: Free to Believe, Responsible to Act, May 4
On May 4, 2021 the Canadian Interfaith Conversation is sponsoring an online version of “Our Whole Society,” the fifth iteration of a conference that aims to foster a new dialogue about the changing role of religion in Canadian society.

PANEL 1: Addressing challenges to freedom of religion or belief (1:00pm – 2:30pm EDT)
PANEL 2: Building social solidarity (3:00pm – 4:30pm EDT)

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/our-whole-society-2021-tickets-140311358049

 

Holy Communion, The Lord’s Supper, The Mass, Holy Eucharist
An opportunity to explore in an ecumenical group the meaning and purpose of Holy Communion. Each week a couple of articles will be emailed to participants in advance of the session; these will provide the focus for the Zoom discussions.

Wednesdays May 5, 12, 19, & 26, and June 2 at 10-11:30am or 7-8:30pm (max. 12 persons per group)

Facilitators: Rev. Marie-Louise Ternier and Rev. Matteo Carboni
For more information or to register, email angluth.watrous@gmail.com or m-carboni@hotmail.com

 

Signs of Life in the Local Church: May 2021 Webinar Series
Each Thursday in May, starting May 6, from 3 to 4pm (Saskatchewan time) on Zoom.

  • May 6: Unmasking the Post-Covid Church
    with Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart (Dean of St. Andrew’s Hall at UBC, Professor of Mission Studies at Vancouver School of Theology)
  • May 13: Fabulously Flourishing in the Local Church
    with Canon Dr. Neil Mancor (Congregational Development Coordinator, Anglican Diocese of Montréal)
  • May 20: Blessed to be a Blessing … The Stewardship of Opportunity
    with Rev. Dr. Tim Beadle (co-founder of the Rural Church Pastors Network & Missional Engagement Team Lead, Foothills Alliance Church, Calgary)
  • May 27: To The Regions Beyond: Spiritual Care in Under-served Areas
    with Rev. Dr. Robin Haensel (Director of Church Development, Canadian Midwest District, Christian & Missionary Alliance Church)

Free registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqf-ytqzosGdVoDhE6gNcveFr2JjU4-WCd
For further information, contact Archdeacon Cheryl Toth at stewardship@sasktel.net

 

Conversations About Race, Gender, Poverty and Social Change
These interactive conversations will be led by the Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning (FILL) of the Canadian Council of Churches, an ecumenical agency with 26 member denominations representing 85% of Christianity in Canada.

Four Saturday afternoons, at 4:00pm EDT/2:00pm in Saskatchewan: April 17, May 15, June 12 and June 26.

https://www.interculturalleadership.ca/programs/conversation-circles

 

Seeking Justice Together: CPJ conference, May 17 to 20
Seeking Justice Together is a virtual conference hosted by Citizens for Public Justice from May 17 to 20 exploring how we are called to seek justice together through intersectional, interpersonal, and interconnected approaches. Keynotes and workshops will invite participants to consider how Christians, in particular, are called to seek justice alongside others. Participants will be invited to explore the role of theology, church history, and contemporary expressions of faith in our understanding and practice of justice. All participants are welcome, regardless of faith background.

https://cpj.ca/seeking-justice-together/

 

Virtual Festival of Homiletics, May 17 to 21
This year, in light of COVID-19, the Festival of Homiletics is again moving online. The world needs good preaching as we continue to grapple with a global pandemic. We are making access to the week of sessions and speakers on the website absolutely free!

https://www.festivalofhomiletics.com/register/

 

Walking Together – the gift of inter-church marriages, May 20
A webinar by the Anglican Centre in Rome (May 20 from 6-8pm Rome time / 10am-12pm Saskatchewan time)
This online seminar aims at highlighting the journey and experience of married couples coming from the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. It would help us explore the many blessings of Anglican/Catholic marriages. It would inform us of the way they have addressed the differences brought about by their respective spiritual journeys and how they have been challenged as a couple and as a family.

For registration or further information, please send email to administrator@anglicancentre.it by Monday 17 May 2021-  we will be delighted to help.

 

Multi-Faith Saskatchewan – Annual General Meeting, May 30
Join the MF-Sask board members and others interested in promoting interreligious relations in Saskatchewan.
3pm, Sunday May 30 by Zoom.
Contact Nick Jesson at njesson@archregina.sk.ca for Zoom details.

 

Save the date: Cross-Canada Service of Prayer for Christian Unity, June 5
Led by the Canadian Council of Churches, this service on Saturday, June 5 at 3pm EDT/1pm in Saskatchewan will draw from the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity theme “Abide in My Love” (cf. Jn 15:5-9). Further details will be coming soon.

 

Heeding the Spirit: New Horizons in Receptive Ecumenism, June 21
A webinar by Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University (UK)
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ccs-study-series-heeding-the-spirit-new-horizons-in-receptive-ecumenism-tickets-132543580417

Nicholas Jesson – njesson@archregina.sk.ca
Ecumenical Officer, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina
445 Broad Street North, Regina SK, S4R 2X8 CANADA

 

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