S+L logo

Our Evangelical Neighbours - A Catholic Reflection on Evangelical Christianity

October 18, 2016
Today, on the Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), through its Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity, Religious Relations with the Jews, and Interfaith Dialogue, has published a new resource entitled: Our Evangelical Neighbours – A Catholic Reflection on Evangelical Christianity. The resource provides Catholics in Canada an introduction to Evangelical Christianity by exploring its origins, similarities and differences to Catholicism. The resource was developed in close collaboration with The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), an official dialogue partner of the CCCB, since 2010.
Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB with Rev. David Freeman - Co-chair of the CCCB – EFC Dialogue and Dr. Aileen Van Ginkel - Member of the CCCB – EFC dialogue. Tune in for a special Perspectives Weekly on 'Our Evangelical Neighbours' this Friday at 7:00pm ET!
The resources underscored that, "As society becomes increasingly secular, Catholics and Evangelicals can see more clearly that what separates them is less significant than what unites them." Catholics and Evangelicals in Canada have enjoyed fruitful joint partnerships in efforts to promote Gospel values in Canadian society. Both Christian groups are more frequently entering into marriage with one another which is providing new avenues for dialogue. The resource notes: "the informal dialogue of the Christian life between believers who have married into one another's families, who work in the same office, or who pursue justice together in our communities outside abortion clinics and inside soup kitchens... these dialogues, where believers care for, pray for, and work with one another, can prepare the soil in which the results of the more official dialogues can grow."
In a letter to the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton and President of the CCCB, Mr. Bruce Clemenger, the president of the EFC, states that the new resource Our Evangelical Neighbours "offers a clear overview of Evangelical beliefs and practices; I believe that most Evangelicals in Canada would find themselves fairly represented in its pages."
Read Our Evangelical Neighbours - A Catholic Reflection on Evangelical Christianity online now.
You can read the newly released resource online now, while printed copies can be ordered from CCCB Publications at 1-800-769-1147 or email publi@cccb.ca.
Related posts
The Vatican announced today that the Pope will once again celebrate the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper in a prison, and will wash the feet of 12 inmates as he has done, since the beginning of ...read more
Sorry, Justin. We won’t ‘just check the box.’
Sorry, Justin. We won’t ‘just check the box.’ A reflection by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, about the Canada Summer Jobs program for youth employment. ...read more
Inside the Pre-Synod with Your Canadian Delegates
Emilie Callan, one of your Canadian delegates at the pre-synodal meeting, talks about her first day in Rome with 300 other youths from around the world. “Young people never won the Nobel prize for b ...read more
Biblical Reflection for Palm Sunday – March 25th, 2018 The Passion, suffering, death and resurrection of the Lord are the very themes that unite us as a Christian people and a Church during Holy ...read more
Celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph
The Catholic Church celebrates St. Josephs’ feast day on March 19. St. Joseph is the patron saint of husbands, fathers, families, homes and workers. Joseph is also believed to protect pregnant women ...read more