PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
PAGE 4 – FOCOLARE
Dialogue with Margaret Karram
Gustavo Monteiro and Giulio Meazzini interviewed Margaret Karram for Città Nuova magazine. Margaret was born in the Holy Land into a Palestinian Christian family. She was elected President of the Focolare Movement in February 2021.
PAGE 7 – MEDITATION
Where are the chains?
An Easter meditation by Chiara Lubich
PAGE 8 – ECUMENISM
My ecumenical Journey – Focolare youth
In January’s edition of New City Joan Patricia Back reported on how young theologians have begun their ecumenical journey. Here she explores how a number of young people from the Focolare are deepening their ecumenical awareness.
PAGE 10 – PRAYER
George Fox and the Quakers
David Hickey continues his series on our interior life and prayer, exploring the early life of George Fox, founder of the Quakers.
PAGE 11 – MARIAPOLIS
Save the date
This year there will be four different opportunities throughout the year to attend one of the summer gatherings of the Focolare (Mariapolis).
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – April 2023
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth… (Col. 3: 2)
We can keep our hearts anchored in heaven while living in the midst of the world, by letting ourselves be guided by the thoughts and feelings of Jesus whose inner gaze was always turned to the Father and whose life always reflected the law of heaven which is the law of love.
PAGE 14 – SOCIETY
In search of happiness
A recently published area of research discovered that the best way out of mild depression was not to take medication, but simply to do random acts of kindness for others. Frank Johnson reports.
PAGE 16 – REFLECTION
The light of reason
Robbie Young reflects on the nature of reason and why it needs to be accompanied by a genuine self-awareness.
PAGE 18 – WORD IN ACTION
No longer alone
A New City reader shares a profound and painful experience on behalf of
PAGE 20 – ARTS
The Kharkiv descent from the cross
Jan Morovic shares some of his art inspired by the Easter story and the horrors of the war in Ukraine.
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Mary Gateshill shares a delicious Italian recipe for Easter.
PAGE 23 – POETRY AND SUDOKU
By Jim Deeds