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Theme: The Light of Christ shines upon All - Hope for Renewal and Unity in Europe
1987- Basel 1997 - Graz 2007 - Sibiu
This is a huge conference that happens once every ten years. 2500 delegates will be going from all countries in Europe. Nine topic sessions (or Fora) will be held, three per day. Friday is the day for Creation
There is also an excellent page encouraging people to donate to a Romanian Tree planting project charity as a contribution to carbon offsetting - can you write to your denomination to make sure that your denomination's representative supports it. http://tinyurl.com/2trg93
The powerpoint presentation introduction to Sibiu has a last page with the following points
Hopes for the assembly:
Perhaps the last point has the most environmental relevance?!
A page on the eea3 website sujests how one can take part in the Sibiu process in one's own communities:
The local communities of all Europe are invited to hold a local programme simultaneously to the Sibiu one, around the theme/s of the Assembly. There are many ways to do this: from a round-table on the EEA3 theme to an ecumenical celebration.
It would be significant if at least one meeting took
place in each city in Europe. On its part, the EEA3 Secretariat will ensure that
The topics are:
Christian Ecology Link member Ruth Conway, who is involved in the ECEN (European Christian Environment Network) planning team and who will
be going by
bus, tells that there is to be an exhibition in the Lutheran Church in the
of the city showing ways in which churches are responding to the ecological
crisis. This will involve material from CEL and also EcoCongregation, Operation Noah, A Rocha, Christian Aid, CAFOD etc. (Hence the display board shown on the right - in German - originally used at the ECEN exhibition in Basel in 2005 - may get used again at Sibiu)
What is Sibiu?
Here is an extract from the European Bulletin of the CofE Council for Christian Unity
As August unfolds, so too the main European ecumenical event of the year, the Third European Ecumenical Assembly (EEA3) in Sibiu Romania, draws near. The Assembly will be held from 4 – 9 September, with around 2500 delegates from the member churches of CEC and the Roman Catholic Church across Europe.
Arrangements for the Assembly in Sibiu are in their final stage. As mentioned in previous bulletins, readers are urged to check the latest news about EEA3 on the Assembly web site ( www.eea3.org ), and also on our own CCU web site at http://www.cofe.anglican.org/info/ccu/europe/notices , where we’ve provided special resources for use during and after the Assembly. The latest Church of England press release on the Assembly is available at http://www.cofe.anglican.org/news/pr7207.html A perspective on the Assembly from the Orthodox Churches is downloadable at http://www.cec-kek.org/content/pr-cq0731e.shtml CEC organised a special pre-Assembly meeting in Switzerland for youth delegates, and the communiqué can be read at http://www.cec-kek.org/pdf/YouthSt.Mauricestmt.pdf
Pictures made by the children at the holiday club at St Johns Methodist Church Settle North Yorkshire 14-19 Aug 2007
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