PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
PAGE 4 – ECOLOGY
Our common home – the Earth
Monica Conmee attended the Laudato si conference: ‘Our Common Home’ in July 2018 hosted by the Vatican
PAGE 7 – WORD IN ACTION
Going beyond all borders (Part 3)
We continue with two more experiences shared by young people at Genfest 2018 in Manila, the Philippines
PAGE 10 – DIALOGUE
Interfaith youth camp in Scotland
‘A unique and amazing experience’ summed up what many of us felt at the end of the first Scottish Interfaith Youth Camp 2018 (SIYC), held in Aberfoyle, near Stirling, on 7-9 September 2018. Claudia Melis reports.
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – December
Rejoice in the Lord always (Phil. 4: 4)
Christian joy is like a ray of sunlight shining through a tear, a rose flowering from blood-stained ground. It is the essence of love distilled from suffering. That is why it has the apostolic power of a glimpse of Paradise.
PAGE 14 – ECOLOGY
Developing edible landscapes
Augustine Doronila, from Australia, reports on an innovative project to address malnutrition, literacy, poverty and sustainable development in the Philippines.
PAGE 16 – PROFILE
Mike Waiting pays tribute to Brother Ronald, an Anglican Franciscan who, together with his puppets, introduced many young people to the Focolare.
PAGE 18 – REFLECTION
The look of love
Robbie Young reflects on the way we look at one another and suggests that the real ‘look of love’ is one which flows with mercy and kindness.
PAGE 19 – MEDITATION
By St Augustine
PAGE 20 – ARTS
Pat Kane reviews the work of textile artist Anni Albers (1899–1994) which is being exhibited at the Tate Modern, London.
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Be the first to love
Jane Imrie shares her mother’s recipe for shortbread.
PAGE 23 – POETRY
Words for a dead friend
By Jim Deeds