PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL

PAGE 4 – ECUMENISM

Thoughts of a fellow pilgrim
David Cornick, from the United Reformed Church, will be stepping down as General Secretary of Churches Together in England (CTE) after 10 years in the job. Here, he reflects on his experience with CTE and also looks at the challenges faced by the Churches on the road to unity.

PAGE 7 – WORD IN ACTION

Little steps in ecumenism
Uli Yeomans shares her experience of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, in her home town of Chorley, Lancashire.

PAGE 8 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY

The Way of Mary
We continue with this year’s theme, on Mary, the mother of Jesus. Here Chiara Lubich outlines how the different moments in Mary’s life can be seen as a model for Christian life.

PAGE 11 – DIALOGUE

Wings of unity – effective and affective dialogue
Roberto Catalano
reports on the continuing experience of Muslim, Christian dialogue: Wings of Unity which has been taking place in the Sophia University Institute at Loppiano, Italy.

PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY

Word of Life – April
Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life (Jn 6: 47).
The words of Jesus will be a source of light and he will come to us with his truth, his strength and his love. Our life will become more and more life with him, doing everything with him.

PAGE 14 – PROFILE

The providential hand of God (Part 2)
This month we continue with the second part of the story of Gis, one of the early companions of Chiara Lubich. We had reached the point last month when Gis’s mother had allowed her sister, Ginetta, to live in the first focolare house in Trent, but had forbidden Gis to live there.

PAGE 16 – STORY

Nally McNally’s giant dog
Cathy Beer recounts how Miss Plumket finds herself out of her depth and, once again, calls on the help of her old friend, Mrs Medlicott.

PAGE 19 – REFLECTION

The meaning of life
Robbie Young reflects on whether there is a meaning to life…

PAGE 20 – ARTS

‘Mary’ by Bill Viola
Pat Kane reflects on the work of Bill Viola (born 1951) and his video installation: ‘Mary’ at St Paul’s Cathedral, London.

PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN

The present moment
Uli Yeomans shares a recipe for Quark Pastries.

PAGE 23 – POETRY

Not so random act of kindness
By Jim Deeds

 

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