Outras Culturas, a Mesma Cidadania

- A Interculturalidade

O VI Encontro Nacional de Apoio Social ao Imigrante, uma parceria da OCPM com a Caritas Portuguesa e Agência Ecclesia, vai realizar-se em Fátima, nos dias 13, 14 e 15 de Janeiro de 2006.

Sob o tema “Outras Culturas, a Mesma Cidadania”, os agentes sociais e pastorais que intervêm, em nome da Igreja, junto do complexo mundo das migrações vão poder debruçar-se através de 5 oficinas temáticas sobre a realidade da Interculturalidade, aprofundar a relação entre Educação e Identidade Cultural.

O Encontro pretende ser um momento de avaliação da acção realizada e de formação permanente para técnicos e voluntários dos Secretariados Diocesanos da Pastoral das Migrações, Caritas Diocesanas, Capelanias de Imigrantes, Movimentos, Secretariados Diocesanos das Comunicações Sociais, Congregações e Associações cristãs implicadas na imigração em Portugal.

As Organizações Católicas envolvidas pretendem assinalar e celebrar com o Encontro Nacional, o 92º Dia Mundial do Migrante e Refugiado proposto pela Santa Sé para o domingo, 15 de Janeiro de 2006.

O Encontro contará com a participação das Comissões Episcopais da Mobilidade Humana (D. António Vitalino) e da Pastoral Social (D. Augusto César).

Encontram-se abertas as Inscrições.

Para mais informações:

OCPM – Eugénia Quaresma : 21 88 55 470

ocpm@ecclesia.pt



VI ENCONTRO DE APOIO SOCIAL AO IMIGRANTE

Fátima (Casa N. Sra. do Carmo): 13, 14 e 15 de Janeiro de 2006

Tema: “Outras Culturas, a Mesma Cidadania”

Objectivos:

Aprofundar a relação entre Educação e Identidade Cultural.

Favorecer na Igreja a educação para a Interculturalidade.

Formação contínua dos agentes sócio-pastorais das migrações

Organização:

Obra Católica Portuguesa de Migrações (OCPM)

Caritas Portuguesa (CP)

Agência Ecclesia (AE)

Local:

Casa de Retiros N. Sra. do Carmo

Santuário de Fátima

2496-908 Fátima

Telef. 249 539 600

Participantes:

Caritas Diocesanas

Secretariados Diocesanos da Pastoral das Migrações

Voluntários de Organizações/Centros de Apoio ao Imigrante

Capelanias, Movimentos e Congregações Missionárias

Colaboração:

Associação CAIS

Câmara Municipal de Palmela

Gabinete Entreculturas (ACIME)

Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Univ. de Lisboa

Jornal Público

Observatório da Imigração (ACIME)

Unidade de Missão para o Diálogo Intereligioso

The visit could help heal the centuries-old schism between the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches, church representatives say.
ROBIN STEINPublished January 6, 2006
PALM HARBOR - Pope Benedict XVI has agreed to make a historic visit to the headquarters of the Eastern Orthodox Church in Istanbul, the Orthodox patriarch announced Thursday.The trip, which has not been scheduled, will be the first time a Roman Catholic pope has made such a visit since 1979. It could go a long way toward healing a schism that has existed for nearly 1,000 years.It also will mark the formal reopening of reconciliation talks, which had been under way between the two faiths for more than 30 years before breaking down in 2000."We are going to restart the dialogue on the international global level between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church," said His All Holiness Bartholomew, whose Greek comments were translated by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, head of the Greek Orthodox Church in America."We are in very good relationships with the present pope, Benedict XVI," the patriarch said during a news conference at the Westin Innisbrook Resort.The patriarch, in Tarpon Springs for the 100th annual Epiphany celebration, is the spiritual leader of 250-million Orthodox Christians worldwide.In a statement reported Dec. 15 by the Catholic News Service, the pope said he rejoiced at the desire to "take up again and pursue the dialogue which, over the past few years, had known serious internal and external difficulties."Despite a dispute over Eastern European parishes that stalled the reconciliation process, relations were warm between Pope John Paul II and the current patriarch, who has led the Orthodox Church since 1991.The patriarch went to Rome several times over the past few years, most recently in November 2004 for a ceremony in which holy relics were returned to the Orthodox Church.In recent years, there have been efforts to arrange a papal visit to the Patriarchate, the equivalent of the Vatican for Roman Catholics.The Eastern Orthodox Church has been headquartered in present-day Turkey since the fourth century A.D., when Constantine moved the capital of the Roman Empire east, to a city he named Constantinople. The city remained the single worldwide center of Christianity until the Catholic Church broke away in the Great Schism in 1054.The Patriarchate has existed throughout the Ottoman Empire, the Byzantium Empire and the founding of the Turkish Republic in 1923. Today, however, there are only about 2,500 Orthodox Christians in Turkey, which is 99 percent Muslim.The patriarch invited the pope during Benedict's enthronement ceremony last year, said Starvros H. Papageramanos, a spokesman for the Orthodox Church in America.Originally, the pope was supposed to come in November, but diplomatic pressures between the Orthodox Church, Turkey and the Vatican delayed his trip.Instead, a papal delegation arrived with a letter from the pope."I myself would have wished to be present," he wrote.While no date for the historic visit has been set, it is expected to happen sooner rather than later, said officials with the Orthodox Church.



Dubai, 22 Dec. (AKI) - Work is due to start in the next few weeks on the first Greek Orthodox church in the United Arab Emirates. It will be built at Jebel Ali in Dubai on land donated by the Dubai prince and defence minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid al-Maktoum. The church will have a traditional Byzantine style and is expected to cost around 10 million dinars (2.72 million dollars), some of which will be raised through different events planned for the coming year. Once finished, the Orthodox community, which numbers around 200 in Dubai and has been attending the other Christian churches in the country for the last twenty years, will be able to organise functions, weddings and christenings with their own rites. St Mary's Church, which is due to take around 18 months to build, will be the first in the ancient Byzantine style in the Gulf region. Iraq and Kuwait each have one Orthodox church. Earlier this month the foundation stone was laid for the first Christian church in Qatar. The Catholic church is being built on a plot of land donated by the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani. Other Christian denominations, including Anglicans, Copts and Orthodox, will build their churches on the same
land.




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