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On Ecumenism with Prof. Lucian Turcescu

To see the video please follow the link on YouTube:
On Ecumenism with Prof. Lucian Turcescu

Or go on the: Canadian Centre for Ecumenism Facebook

Dr. Lucian Turcescu is Professor of Historical Theology and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Theological Studies at Concordia University in Montreal.

Between 2011-2016 he has served twice as Chair of the Department of Theological Studies. In 2004-5 he was the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at St. Francis Xavier University (Nova Scotia). He has done research, published, and taught in several areas, including religion and politics, early Christianity, and ecumenism. He received numerous prestigious research grants. He authored, co-authored and (co-)edited several books, most of which benefited from the generous financial support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. He published over three dozens peer‐reviewed articles. He is twice Past President of the Canadian Society of Patristic Studies (2004‐2008) and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Ecumenical Studies and Theoforum (formerly Eglise et Theologie). He served as a member of the Board of Directors, Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion, and the Corporation’s combined program director (1999‐2002). In 2010 he received the Concordia University Dean’s Award for Distinguished Scholarship. The award is meant to “recognize not only the extremely high caliber of research produced over an extended period of time, but also the sheer volume of productivity which has earned the author innumerable awards and grants, and has brought both national and international recognition to the Faculty of Arts and Science of Concordia University.”

He also serves as Expert Witness in court cases of asylum and deportation, especially connected with religious persecution.

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(Français) Festival d'art chrétien "Expo d'Unité" 8-12 mai 2017


The Festival celebrates the Montreal  375th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the Christian Pavilion at Expo`67

Call for participation:

  • Photographs of rituals exhibit: capture with your camera a ritual in your community; enter the date, location, community name and photographer's name. The best photos will get prizes.
    "Living Memory": Meet people who "lived" the Christian Pavilion experience at Expo`67 - with the exclusive participation of Father Irénée Beaubien, s.j., initiator of the Christian Pavilion at Expo`67, and founder of the Canadian Center for Ecumenism. We are searching for a several persons who can describe their experience at the Christian Pavilion at Expo'67. If you have objects and photographs of the Christian Pavilion please let us know. We wish very much to exhibit them.
    You are invited to hold a kiosk.

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The Great Ecumenical Celebration 2017 for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity



Our Father is calling us to come together as His children and celebrate unity in one Lord. Please consider joining us as we celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity for the coming year of 2017. We can all benefit from sharing our own understandings of what it is to be Christian by worshiping together. Ecumenism is our Father's way of welcoming us all to His table for a meal of love, joy and respect for each other. Once again, please consider joining us at

St. John's Lutheran Church on January 21st, 2017 at 2 p.m.

The church is located at 3594 Jeanne Mance (Corner of Prince Arthur). By Métro the green line stop is Place des Arts/ by orange line the stop is Sherbrooke. By bus, #80 & #129 stop at the corner of Ave. Du Parc & Prince Arthur.

I hope to meet you there!

On behalf of the organizing Committee,

Dr. Adriana Bara.
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The 3rd Global Conference on World’s Religions after September 11

Global Conference World Religions Logo ENThe 3rd Global Conference on World’s Religions after September 11: From Faith to Interfaith

is taking place on September 15, 2016, at Palais des Congrès de Montréal

This momentous event aims to remind mankind of the positive and uniting power of religion by bringing together spiritual thought leaders from around the world. The distinguished speakers will discuss critical issues of faith in today's world and announce a Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the World's Religions.

Among the confirmed speakers are:

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  • Karen Armstrong (British author and commentator known for her books on comparative religion)

  • Gregory Baum (Emeritus Professor, McGill University, Montreal)

  • Deepak Chopra (expert in the field of mind-body healing, a world-renowned speaker and author)

  • Harvey Cox (Hollis Research Professor of Divinity at Harvard University)

  • Phil Fontaine (Special Advisor of the Royal Bank of Canada)

  • Susannah Heschel (Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College)

  • Dr. Amir Hussain (Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles)

  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (humanitarian leader and spiritual teacher)

  • Charles Taylor (Canadian thinker with writings that cover artificial intelligence, language, social behaviour, morality and multiculturalism)

For more information please visit the event website: Worlds Religions 2016

The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism is very proud to be one of the partners for this momentous event.

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