The Ecumenical Review

The Ecumenical Review is a quarterly theological journal focusing the ecumenical movement. The Ecumenical Review includes theological and ethical analyses on a wide range of issues, from religious freedom to the Roman Church.

Articles from Vol. 55, No. 3, July

An Orthodox Response to "Overcoming Violence"
I am grateful to Dick Dickinson for the many hours he invested in providing us with a comprehensive essay that explores so carefully and constructively the issue of Christian response to injustice and violence and the search for healing and reconciliation....
Books Received
Benne, Robert, Ordinary Saints: An Introduction to the Christian Life. Minneapolis, Fortress Press, 2003, 228pp., US$17.00. Brown, John Pariman, Ancient Israel and Ancient Greece: Religion, Politics, and Culture. Minneapolis, Fortress Press, 2003,...
Ecumenism and the New Paradigm of Healing
"Jesus Christ Heals and Reconciles--Our Witness in Europe" was the theme of the 12th assembly of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) in Trondheim, Norway, 25 June-2 July 2003. It is through considering some aspects of this theme that I would...
Exercises in Spiritual Ecumenism
Recently, Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, made a valuable contribution to today's ecumenical scene. In his 17 May 2003 address at St Alban's in England entitled "A Vision of Christian Unity...
Finding Bilateral Agreement: The Rules of the Game
"The ecumenical movement is in a severe crisis. The impetus of the early years has given way to frustration." One hears assessments like this quite often these days. Yet the lack of progress towards unity (1) is certainly not the result of any lack...
International Academic Symposium "Orthodox Theology and Ecumenical Dialogue": Opening Address
His Beatitude Archbishop Christodoulos, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, gave this address at the International Academic Symposium on "Orthodox Theology and Ecumenical Dialogue", held in Thessaloniki, Greece, l-3 June 2003. It has been translated...
Overcoming Globalization: The Root of Violence
My education has enlightened my understanding of life's realities. When I was young, I dreamed of beautiful things: a successful career, beautiful wife, big house and car, nice children. I held onto that dream. As I advanced up the ladder of education,...
Overcoming Violence: A Historical Reflection on the Decade to Overcome Violence
"Overcoming violence" is not a new preoccupation. Since its inception, the ecumenical movement, and more particularly the World Council of Churches, has been deeply engaged in thinking and action to "overcome violence". In recent decades that concern...
Overcoming Violence: An Essay with Responses
From its beginnings, the modern ecumenical movement has confronted global violence. Initiatives arising from the Edinburgh missionary conference of 1910 were hindered by the advent of a conflict that was aggressively marketed as the "War to End War"....
Overcoming Violence: Taking a Gender Perspective
Recently, I asked a clergyman why the church in Kenya remained conspicuously silent on the problem of violence against women, despite the fact that this crime receives much publicity from the media and women's rights organizations. I was quite unprepared...
Peace in the City
The days are prolonged, and every vision comes to nothing. (Ezek. 12:22) A series of Bible studies I gave in collaboration with Lynda Katsuno at a meeting at the Canadian Council of Churches comes to my mind. I based the studies on the book of Judith,...
The DOV: A Historic Peace Church Perspective
What is the distinctive contribution of the churches in a world that faces the scourge of violence at so many levels, as Richard Dickinson has so ably described in his opening essay? We must begin our dialogue as Christians by first asking what are...