The Diaconate: Seeking an Ecumenical Consensus

Reverend Canon Deacon Michael Jackson was ordained to the diaconate in 1977, Michael Jackson is the longest-serving deacon in the Anglican Church of Canada. He is a deacon at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Regina, Saskatchewan, and a canon of the Diocese of Qu’Appelle. Deacon Jackson is author of two online studies, The Diaconate Renewed: Service, Word and Worship and The Deacon in the Worshipping Community, coordinates an international ecumenical network of deacons, and is a frequent reviewer of diaconal publications. From 2011 to 2019 he was co-chair of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Covenant Implementation Committee of the Diocese of Qu’Appelle and the Archdiocese of Regina. In 2018 Deacon Jackson organized an International Anglican-Roman Catholic-Ukrainian Catholic Conference on the Diaconate at Campion College in Regina. He edited the resulting book, The Diaconate in Ecumenical Perspective: Ecclesiology, Liturgy and Practice.

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DOVE (Diaconia Overcoming Violence Exchange) 2021 supporting Thursdays in Black: Toward a World without Rape and Violence. ... See MoreSee Less

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Starting with the DOVE (Diakonia Overcoming Violence Exchange) event today. I'll be with diaconal colleagues from the USA, Brazil, the Caribbean, and Canada. Thank you so much to the Wesley Diaconal Community of the Methodist Church of the Caribbean and the Americas for all their work and effort and pulling this together. We were supposed to be in Jamaica in September 2020 for this -- but postponed, and then decided to go virtual. We have a wonderful line-up of speakers and presentators. Really looking forward to this. ... See MoreSee Less

Starting with the DOVE (Diakonia Overcoming Violence Exchange) event today.  Ill be with diaconal colleagues from the USA, Brazil, the Caribbean, and Canada.  Thank you so much to the Wesley Diaconal Community of the Methodist Church of the Caribbean and the Americas for all their work and effort and pulling this together.  We were supposed to be in Jamaica in September 2020 for this -- but postponed, and then decided to go virtual.  We have a wonderful line-up of speakers and presentators.  Really looking forward to this.

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What an excellent initiative! I wish the DOVE event every success and hope that the message of diakonia overcoming violence will spread.

2 days ago

I wear black on Thursdays in support of the movement towards a world without rape and violence, because I believe that as a child of and worker in the kin-dom of God that I have a call to share the love of God to all and that where there is pain and suffering that it is my call to find whatever ways that I might be able to help to ease that pain and suffering. -Sister Megan McClinton, The Deaconess Community of the ELCA

#ThursdaysInBlack #WCC #ELCAdeaconess
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I wear black on Thursdays in support of the movement towards a world without rape and violence, because I believe that as a child of and worker in the kin-dom of God that I have a call to share the love of God to all and that where there is pain and suffering that it is my call to find whatever ways that I might be able to help to ease that pain and suffering. -Sister Megan McClinton, The Deaconess Community of the ELCA

#ThursdaysInBlack  #WCC #ELCAdeaconess

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You don't CHOOSE one CAUSE but, your LIFESTYLE and SPEECH MATTER most to represent the KINGDOM OF our LORD JESUS. Once you advocate for the GLORY of the KINGDOM OF GOD, the BETTER the world is getting out of darkness to the LIGHT OF our JESUS CHRIST.

3 days ago

The deadline for applications for stewards at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany, August-September 2022) has been extended. Apparently, there are currently disproportionately few applications from North America. Applicants must be aged 18-30 and have an active church connection. Applicants who have never travelled outside of their own country are particularly encouraged to apply.



Stewards Programme application for the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany

www.oikoumene.org/news/wcc-invites-youth-to-stewards-programme-for-11th-assembly-in-2022

Exceptional deadline: 01 October 2021
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The deadline for applications for stewards at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany, August-September 2022) has been extended. Apparently, there are currently disproportionately few applications from North America.  Applicants must be aged 18-30 and have an active church connection. Applicants who have never travelled outside of their own country are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

Stewards Programme application for the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany

https://www.oikoumene.org/news/wcc-invites-youth-to-stewards-programme-for-11th-assembly-in-2022

Exceptional deadline: 01 October 2021
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