Contents Page and AAIF Contacts ➯ for The ARK, a Publication of the American Association of Interchurch Families; July, August and September 2013; Volume 24; Edition 3 with many thanks to everyone who made this edition of the ARK possible

Theme: The Nature of Tolerance Seems to Rely on Wisdom

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Contents and AAIF Contacts

Pages 1 & 3…………..Pope Francis Meets Ecumenical and Interfaith Leaders

Page 2………………… Contents and AAIF Contact Information

Page 2…………………AAIF Contact Information

AAIF Contacts: AAIF 2013 OFFICERS:

CO-CHAIR = Libbye & Guy Montgomery     aaif.co.chair@gmail.com                                       VICE CO-CHAIR = Lynne & Doug Wragge  lynnewragge@hotmail.com                   SECRETARY = Diane & Lamar Burton         lamarb52@hotmail.com                                   TREASURER = Elaine & Clint Hall                l.elaine.hall@gmail.com

The current term of office will be from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014, at which time another election will be held. Please contact any of the above mentioned officers if you would like to have information about how to become more actively involved with AAIF.

Pages 3 & 4…………. “What’s in a Name” by John Lepper, a Coordinator for the Kentucky Baptist

Pages 4 & 5………..   WCC General Secretary Congratulates New Pope with Implications for Interchurch Families

Page 6        …………  The Ecumenical Movement, Seeking and Finding Christian Unity, and the Role  for Interchurch Families is explored 50 years after Vatican II                                      – Ecumenical Corner by Father Ernest Falardeau, SSS

Page 7         ………… Is not the full realization of the decisions of Vatican II the real Vatican III for right  now? Implications of a presentation made by  Cardinal Godfried Danneels at                                   Southwark Cathedral (with a link)

Page 8  ………………. “The Promise”  and The New Ecumenical Directory – Questions related to the promise arise regularly for interchurch couples, and especially for their extended families. (Link to IFIR)

Pages 9 – 12  ………. Excerpts from DIRECTORY FOR THE APPLICATION OF PRINCIPLES AND NORMS ON ECUMENISM for Interchurch Families: Implications found in                                    Vatican II Documents for Interchurch Families

Pages 13 – 15 ……… LETTER DOMINICAE CENAE OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II  TO ALL THE BISHOPS OF THE CHURCH  ON THE MYSTERY AND                                  WORSHIP OF THE EUCHARIST with implications for Interchurch Families

Page 16 ………………. “A Mystery” a reflection by The Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston, Choctaw

Page 17………………. “No Exceptions” – Implications for Interchurch Families

Page 17……………….  Humility and Christian Unity ~ Bishop Crispian Hollis (with link)

Page 18 ……………..   A Report from: The Interchurch Families International Network Theological  Working Group: Study on Interchurch Families as Domestic Churches                                   Interchurch Families live a life that is exceptional. (with a link to the original                             report)

Pages 19 – 25……….  Tolerance and Wisdom with a conclusion made by the Elijah Interfaith Institute

Pages 25 & 26 ……..  Ten Lessons the Arts Teach  By Elliot Eisner with Implications for Interchurch Families

Page 26           ……..  The Spiritual Life, Living Between Mountains of Truth; Reflections by The Rt.  Rev. Steven Charleston, Choctaw

Pages 26 & 27 ……… Bible Verses About  Creativity and Spirituality with Implications for Interchurch Families

Pages 27 – 29…………“What If the Kids Don’t Want Our Church?” by  Derel Penwell  with Implications  for Interchurch Families

Pages 30 –  35 …….   Re-finding Our God and Our Religious Heritage – Faith for the 21st Century with  book reviews and implications for interchurch families

Pages 35 – 37………   The Nature of What it Means to be a Christian living in a Multi-Cultural World  with Implications for Interchurch Families  and those who are seeking Christian  Unity by M.J. Glauber.

Page 38 ………………. Many Thanks

Many Thanks

We would like to express our gratitude to those people who have made this edition of the ARK possible:

The creators of Vatican II, The PCPCU, Father Ernest Falardeau, SSS; The Interchurch Families International Network Theological Working Group: Study on Interchurch Families as Domestic Churches; Pope Francis who has reached out to meet Ecumenical and Interfaith Leaders; for the deep spirituality of The Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston, Choctaw; for the ecumenical efforts of Pope John Paul II; for the work and dedication of Ruth Reardon to Ecumenism and for the IFIR which she edits; for the writings and  ecumenical thoughts of Bishop Crispian Hollis; for the insight of Elliot Eisner; for the Bible that shares wisdom and shows us tolerance; for the reflections of  Derel Penwell on the state of religiosity in our society; for the work of John Dominic Crossan; for the writings and insight provided by Marcus Borg; for the writings and insight of Lauren Frances Winner; for all those who seek to understand God in our time and place in history; for all those people who had questioned and found God, Our Creator all throughout the history of humanity;  for all of God’s Creation and all of humanity of whom we all are one; for interchurch families everywhere; for the members of the American Association of Interchurch Families; the generosity of the AAIF Board Members who share their time and energy working toward Christian Unity; for my family and especially my husband, Peter, whose encouragement and support all make the creation of the ARK possible.

~ M.J. Glauber

 

ARK Logo clip art from the Natellas for the ARK

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