Archdiocese of Regina:

September Events of Ecumenical Interest

How can churches effectively engage the new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation?

St. Andrew’s Hall Centre for Missional Leadership (Vancouver) is offering a Zoom call for Pastoral Leaders on September 15 at 12 noon (Saskatchewan time). Join in a conversation with Rev. Dr. Ray Aldred.

Ray Aldred was ordained with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada. He is status Cree from Swan River Band, Treaty 8. Born in Northern Alberta, he now resides with his wife in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Ray is the director of the Indigenous Studies Program at the Vancouver School of Theology whose mission is to partner with the Indigenous Church around theological education. Formerly Ray served as the Assistant Professor of Theology at Ambrose Seminary in Calgary, Alberta and is former Director for the First Nations Alliance Churches of Canada. He is well known in Saskatchewan as the former pastor of First Nations Alliance Church in Regina.

To register, email Mavis Ho at cml@standrews.edu


Listening to the Land: A conversation on the stewardship of creation

During the Season of Creation, you are invited to participate in a webinar panel presentation on Thursday, September 16 at 3pm entitled “Listening to the Land: A conversation on the stewardship of creation.” Our three panellists will reflect on what listening to the land means from their perspective, tradition, and experience; what they hear the land saying and how we might respond.

  • Bishop Chris Harper is from Onion Lake Cree Nation and served in ministry in the Anglican dioceses of Saskatchewan, Algoma, and Toronto before being elected bishop of Saskatoon in 2018
  • Elder May Desnomie, Regina Catholic School Board, was born and raised on Wapaskokimaw in northern Saskatchewan, also known as Sandy Bay First Nation
  • Reverend Mitchell Anderson, minister at St. Paul’s United Church in Saskatoon, is dënesułiné and a member of the English River Dene Nation

Registration required. Free registration at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlcuuopjosGtQNGqLMEtMf77EeV7MZFc6F

For further information, contact Cheryl Toth, stewardship@sasktel.net

The Season of Creation is observed in many Christian churches from September 1 to October 4 each year. Since 1989, September 1 has been a Day of Prayer for Creation. October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, who is for many a patron saint of environmental concern and activism. More information on the Season of Creation and prayer resources are available at seasonofcreation.org.

This webinar is planned in the spirit of the LAURC Covenant by the Ecumenical Stewardship Committee of the Anglican Diocese of Qu’Appelle, the Saskatchewan Synod of the ELCIC, and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina.


 

Baptists and Catholics Together?

Webinar, September 22 at 11am Saskatchewan (1pm ET)
Register for free at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__V8WGBYQT5-c1gCC6M8Zlg

Within the whole church, Baptists and Catholics might seem to be ecclesiological and liturgical polar opposites. The two traditions are arguably more dissimilar from one another than each is from almost any other Christian tradition.

Yet, as veteran Baptist ecumenist Steven Harmon demonstrates in his forthcoming book Baptists, Catholics, and the Whole Church: Partners in the Pilgrimage to Unity, they share much in common that can enable them to travel together as fellow pilgrims on the journey toward a more visibly united church.

Join Steven and leading Catholic ecumenist Paul Murray as they discuss Catholic-Baptist relations and how the Baptist-Catholic encounter can benefit the whole Christian community.

Steven Harmon is the author of books on ecumenism and Baptist studies that include Towards Baptist Catholicity (2006), Ecumenism Means You, Too (2010), and Baptist Identity and the Ecumenical Future (2016). He is a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship-affiliated ordained Baptist minister, past President of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, and Co-Secretary of the Baptist-Catholic International Dialogue Joint Commission—Phase III.

Paul Murray is Professor of Systematic Theology and Dean and Director of the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University.  In 2011 Pope Benedict XVI nominated him to the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC). He was a member of the drafting team for ARCIC III’s 2017 Agreed Statement, “Walking Together on the Way: Learning to Be the Church – Local, Regional, and Universal”, and he now continues to serve as a consultant to the Commission.



Religions and the Pandemic: Sobering or Hopeful?
Virtual Luther Lecture – September 27, 2021 at 7pm
Dr. Azza Karam, secretary general of Religions for Peace

Religions for Peace works to transform violent conflict, advance human development, promote just and harmonious societies, and protect the earth.

For more information and to register, visit www.luthercollege.edu/luther-lecture
If you have any questions, please contact Justine Esplen at justine.esplen@uregina.ca

The Luther Lecture was established by Luther College at the University of Regina in 1977 with the purpose of making a distinctive and stimulating contribution to the life of the University and the general community. Annually, a distinguished scholar or leader of note is invited to give a public talk on matters of spiritual and social importance. The 2021 Luther Lecture is presented by Luther College with financial assistance from the James Kurtz Memorial Trust Fund, and our sponsors Faith Life Financial and Canadian Lutheran World Relief.

Upcoming:

Sept. 11 – Praise in the Park, Regina
Sept. 21 – International Peace Day
Sept. 28-30 – ELCIC Fall Study Conference
Sept. 30 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation / Orange Shirt Day
Oct. 4 – Feast of St. Francis of Assisi – end of the Season of Creation
Oct. 11 – Thanksgiving
Oct. 16 – Electoral Council of the Anglican Diocese of Qu’Appelle
Oct. 16-18 – Parliament of the World’s Religions Virtual
Oct. 21 – Feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Oct. 26-28 – KAIROS Gathering: 20 years of spirited action for justice
Nov. 1 – International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Nov. 20 – KAIROS Prairies North annual gathering
Nov. 25 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

 

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