PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL

PAGE 4 – POLITICS

The politics of unity
With daily reports of scandal and misconduct, at the very heart of the British government, the general population feels both disenfranchised and disenchanted – so much so that the word ‘politics’ has become a dirty word. Paul Gateshill reports on a new vision of politics and invites three readers to share their thoughts on their recent election to Borough Councils.

PAGE 8 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY

Everything is possible
In this history of the Focolare Movement Elena Del Nero reports on the first approval of the Movement by the Roman Catholic Church after years of scrutiny and uncertainty.

PAGE 10 – ECUMENISM

My ecumenical journey – Peter Dettwiler
Joan Patricia Back interviews Peter Dettwiler, a Swiss Reformed pastor. He was the Ecumenical Officer for the Canton of Zurich for twenty years until his retirement in 2015.

PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY

Word of Life – August 2022
Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times? (Mt. 18: 21)
We are all part of a community of people who are ‘forgiven’ because forgiveness is a gift from God which we always need. We should be amazed by the immensity of the Father’s mercy: he forgives us if we also forgive our brothers and sisters.

PAGE 14 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY

Word of Life – September 2022
For though I am free with respect to all, I made myself a slave to all, so that I might win more of them. (1 Cor. 9: 19)
Even if we are convinced that a given way of thinking is the best, the Lord suggests to us, at times, that in order to save charity with all, it is better to set aside our own ideas. The less perfect in agreement with others is better than the more perfect in disagreement.

PAGE 16 – DISCOVERIES FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Riding the wave of emotions
In part four of her series, Elisabeth Öhlböck explores the need to recognize and name our emotions.

PAGE 18 – REFLECTION

Fully human
Robbie Young reflects on a new book by Elise Bohan and ponders on what it is that makes us fully human.

PAGE 20 – VIEW FROM A ZOOM

Where am I?
In this new series, Lesley Ellison shares her love/hate relationship with the growth of online conferencing facilities.

PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN

Green bean salad
Uli Yeomans shares a delicious and simple recipe for green bean salad, whilst developing her resilience skills!

PAGE 23 – POETRY AND SUDOKU

Where do poems grow?
By David A. Campton

 

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