Decadência da Convenção Batista Brasileira:

Ecumenismo com Bispos católicos

 

 

 

 

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1) Dr. Fausto Aguiar de Vasconcelos, President, United Baptists of Latin America, President Baptist Convention of Brazil.

2) Dr. Nilson do Amaral Fanini, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Niteroi, Brazil.




 

 

Members of the team of Baptists and Catholics listen as former BWA President  Nilson Fanini brings devotions [Nota do Tradutor: TRAZ DEVOCIONAIS] at the December talks in Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

 

December 7, 2001

 

BAPTISTS AND CATHOLICS MEET

(by Tony Cupit)

 

BUENOS AIRES (BWA) -- On December 6, 7, 2001, thirteen Baptists and nine Roman Catholic church leaders met at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Though the majority of participants are leaders of Baptist and Catholic communities in Latin America this fraternal discussion was organized by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Rome, and the Baptist World Alliance.

 

The origin of the meeting is related to the fact that the BWA and the Catholic Church co-sponsored a phase of official international conversations during the periods 1984/1988 and published a report entitled "Summons to Witness to Christ in Today's World" (1990). While there is no intention at the present time by the PPCU and the BWA to begin a second phase of international conversations,  both bodies are convinced that contacts and discussions between the two communities are of immense value and should continue. A meeting was held in Rome in December 2000 between an international delegation of Baptists and leaders of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. It was decided then to have another meeting the following year, this time in Latin America because of the interaction that exists between Baptists and Roman Catholics in almost every country of Latin America  The participants in the Buenos Aires meetings were as follows:

 

Roman Catholic:

 

Walter Cardinal Kasper, President, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Vatican City Bishop Marc Ouellet, Secretary Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity Monsignor John A. Radano, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity Fr Juan Usma Gomez, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity Bishop Julio Terán Dutari, Auxilliary Bishop of Quito, Ecuador Rev Jorge Scampini, Prof. of Systematic Theology and Moderator of the Dominican Center of Theological Studies, Buenos Aires, Argentina Rev Gabriele Cipriano, Secretary of Office of Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue, Brazilian Bishops Conference Rev Carlos Schickendantz, Professor of Systematic Theology, Catholic University of Chile also and the Catholic University of Cordoba Rev Francesco Ballarini, Executive Secretary, Episcopal Commission for Ecumenism, relations with Judaism and other religions of the Episcopal Conference of Argentina.

 

Baptists:

 

Dr. Denton Lotz, General Secretary, Baptist World Alliance, USA Rev L. A. (Tony) Cupit, Director, Study and Research, Baptist World Alliance, USA/Australia Lic. Amparo Medina, Vice-President for Latin America, Baptist World Alliance, Colombia Dr. Raúl Scialabba, Vice President for Latin America, Baptist World Alliance, Argentina Dr. Nancy Bedford, Professor of Systematic Theology, ISEDET,  Institute of Theological Studies, Buenos Aires, Argentina Dr. Paul Eustache, President, National Baptist Convention of Venezuela, Dr. Nilson do Amaral Fanini, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Niteroi, Brazil Rev. Josue Fonseca, Dean of the Baptist Theological Seminary, Santiago, Chile Dr. Tomás Mackey, Professor of Systematic Theology, Buenos Aires, Executive member BWA´s, division of Study and Research Rev Harold Segura Carmona, Coordinator of Dept. of Theological Education of the Union of Baptists of Latin America, Colombia, Dr. Fausto Aguiar de Vasconcelos, President, United Baptists of Latin America, President Baptist Convention of Brazil Lic. Emigdio Veizaga Guzman, Executive Secretary, Association of Seminaries and Theological Institutions of Latin Amercia, Bolivia Dr. Carlos Villanueva, Rector, International Baptist Theological Seminary, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

Cardinal Kasper and Dr. Lotz were co-chairs of the conference. Cardinal Kasper brought greetings from the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II and Dr. Lotz brought greeting from Baptist World Alliance President Dr. Billy Kim from Korea. The Conference divided into two sections: 

 

Day one:

Presentations by participants in the subject, "Theological issues between Baptists and Catholics in Latin America." Papers and verbal submissions were made by:  Baptist: Tomás Mackey (Argentina), Fausto Vasconcelos (Brazil), Amparo de Medina (Colombia), and Josue Fonseca (Chile)  Roman Catholic: Julio Terán Dutari (Ecuador), Jorge Scampini (Argentina), Gabriele Cipriani (Brazil), and Carlos Schickendantz (Argentina).  Comprehensive discussion on the subject followed with general participation.

 

Day two:

A presentation of a paper by Cardinal Kasper "The Notion of 'Communio' as a Framework for Converstions on Controversial Issues," with a response from Baptist representative Harold Segura Carmona from Colombia.  Comprehensive discussion on the subject followed with general participation.  Delegates were sensitive to the enormous challenges facing the Christian Churches in Latin America today and the need for a common witness to our faith in Jesus Christ [Tradução do negrito: “a necessidade de um testemunho comum para nossa fé em Jesus Cristo” ?]. The differences existing between the two traditions were clearly articulated and conceded, though not without pain. Yet there was also a celebration of those areas that draw us together as followers of the Christ [Tradução do negrito: “houve também uma celebração daquelas áreas que nos atraem como seguidores de Cristo” !!!] who died that we might live.[Tradução: que morreu para que nós pudéssemos viver]"



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