Reconciliation

Articles

July 31, 2003

“Global dialogue returns to this space,” said an ebullient Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold as he welcomed nearly 1,000 people, including many international visitors, to St. Mark’s Cathedral in downtown Minneapolis Thursday night to hear the “Presiding Bishop’s Forum on Global Reconciliation.”...

July 31, 2003

For Archbishop Njongonlulu Ndungane of Cape Town, global reconciliation means addressing a worldwide economic system that devalues human life and contradicts Christian belief and witness.

The gap between rich and poor is “a devastating chasm” that is “continuing to widen,” said the...

May 5, 2003

Protestants in the Swiss canton of Zurich have made a public apology for the persecution during the 16th century Reformation era of a radical Christian movement called Anabaptists, whose present-day successors include many Mennonites and the Amish community in North America.

At a...

April 14, 2003

Early this year in a press interview I said, among other things, that I frequently am in the position of having to apologize to those in other parts of the world for our nation’s policies that can seem, to their eyes, uncaring and based on our national self-interest rather than the greater...

April 4, 2003

Despite the failure of recent peace negotiations, there is still hope for a peaceful settlement in the divided island of Cyprus, a World Council of Churches delegation concluded after a recent visit--but only if the Greek and Turkish communities reconcile at the grassroots level.

Peter...

February 18, 2003

Attempts at reconciliation with parishes in the Diocese of New Westminster, in the Anglican Church of Canada, that oppose the decision last June opening the way to blessing of same-gender relationships have hit a serious snag.

According to Gordon Sloan, who has been facilitating the...

February 13, 2003

'Once perpetrators begin to examine their evil, go beyond just feeling guilty about it, and allow themselves to feel true remorse, they're human again--not monsters,' an Anglican South African educator who was a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission told an audience at a seminar on...

January 16, 2003

(ENS) Marking his fifth anniversary as presiding bishop on January 12, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold told the congregation at the Washington National Cathedral that "the work of repair, rebuilding, and renewing" the world is one to which every Christian is called at baptism. That work,...

October 7, 2002

Continuing a process that began when they met in Vermont just days after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the House of Bishops, at its interim meeting in Cleveland September 26-October 1, explored a model for reconciliation even as tensions over collegiality and canonical authority...

September 18, 2002

Near the end of World War II a German Jesuit, Father Alfred Delp, was imprisoned for envisioning a new social order for Germany. His vision was grounded in the principles of the gospel and therefore was a repudiation of the myths and fictions of Nazism. While awaiting his death he wrote a...

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