We Are Church - the international movement

Council Vatican II

Celebrating 50 Years
 

History of the Movement

 

1995

 

Church Referendum We Are Church started in Austria, Germany and South Tyrol.

 

2.5 million signatures for a renewal of the Roman Catholic Church according to the intention of the Second Vatican Council.

 

  • The creation of a Church of brothers and sisters
  • Full participation of the women in all aspects of Church life
  • Removal of the obligation of clerical celibacy
  • A positive attitutde twoards sexuality and recognition of the primacy of an informed moral conscience
  • A message of joy and not threat or discrimination.

 

1996

 

International Movement We Are Church (IMWAC) founded in Rome

 

 

1997

 

Participation in the 2nd European Ecumenical Assembly in Graz, Austria (despite the intervention of Cardinal Ratzinger)

 

Incontro Internazionale Del Popolo Di Dio in Rome to present signatures to the Pope

 

2nd Council of the international movement We Are Church in Rome, Italy

 

1998

 

"Pope for the Time to Come: Bishop of Rome and Universal Pastor"

More than 145 major groups world-wide endorsed the document

 

1999

 

Forum of European Catholics shadowing the Bishops' Synod for Europe in Rome

 

3rd Council of the international movement We Are Church in Santa Severa, Italy

 

2001

 

Synod of the People of God - with participation from around the world shadowing the Xth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome

 

4th Council of the international movement We Are Church in Rome, Italy

 

2002

 

We Are Church - Youth at Challenge the Church parallel to the World Youth Day in Toronto, Canada

 

2003 & 2004

 

5th Council of the international movement We Are Church in Barcelona, Spain

 

2005

 

Conclave Project, "Visions of a New Church" in Rome, 14-16 April

 

"We Are Church - Worldwide", celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Church referendum in Innsbruck, Austria, in June

 

We Are Church - Youth initiates "WorldYouthDay4All" during Catholic World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany in August

 

2006

 

6th Council of the international movement We Are Church in Freising near Munich, Germany - 16-18 June

 

2006

 

10th Anniversary of the International Movement We Are Church (IMWAC) founded in Rome on 25 November 1996

 

 

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