PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
PAGE 4 – ECOLOGY
Faith for the future – putting unity into action
David Williams continues his coverage of COP26, reporting on a new initiative from FaithInvest.
To find out more visit: www.faithplans.org
PAGE 6 – ECUMENISM
The ecumenical journey of Rev Dr Edwin Robertson
Joan Patricia Back continues her series on ‘our ecumenical journeys’ with an appreciation of the Baptist author and minister, Edwin Robertson who died in 2007.
PAGE 9 – WORD IN ACTION
Guided by love
Ruam Pimentel, a Brazilian student living in Ohio makes a choice guided by love.
PAGE 10 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
We continue to explore the novelty of Focolare’s collective spirituality as described by Chiara Lubich in her book A New Way. This month we conclude this year’s theme with how love unites.
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – December 2021
And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her by the Lord (Lk 1: 45)
In this time of preparation for Christmas, we recall Jesus’ promise: ‘Where two or three are united in my name, I am in their midst.’ Let us allow Jesus to be born again today in our homes and in our streets through our mutual acceptance, by listening deeply to one another and through our fraternal welcome of one another.
PAGE 14 – WORD IN ACTION
Dori Zamboni was one of Chiara Lubich’s first companions. Here she shares a childhood experience of Christmas.
PAGE 15 – MEDITATION
Why Christmas never grows old
By Chiara Lubich
PAGE 16 – REVIEW
The awakened brain
Martin King reviews ‘The Awakened Brain – The Psychology of Spirituality and Our Search for Meaning by Lisa Miller
PAGE 17 – REVIEW
The little witch who wanted to be good
Cathy Beer reviews a new book for ‘children of all ages’ by Kristina Cooper
PAGE 18 – REFLECTION
The one thing necessary
Robbie Young explores the importance of our personal relationship with God.
PAGE 20 – FAMILY
Festive fun without feeling frazzled!
Susie Robbins, mother of three energetic boys under the age of seven, shares some tips for enjoying the festive season.
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Festive pear pie
Uli Yeomans shares a family recipe for a festive pear pie.
PAGE 23 – POETRY + SUDOKU
Word – Nativity
By Jim Deed