EDITORIAL

POLITICS

Whatever happened to the truth?
Fewer people than ever believe what politicians tell them. Frank Johnson takes a brief look at the current status of truth in politics.

ECUMENISM

My ecumenical journey – Gina Copty
Georgina (Gina) Copty, an Anglican was born and raised in Jerusalem but has lived in Belfast with her husband Chris their four children, for the last twenty-three years. Her ecumenical journey spans many different countries and she is one of the Church of Ireland representatives on the Irish Council of Churches serving on its Executive board.

SPIRITUALITY

C.S. Lewis and The Chronicles of Narnia
David Hickey explores the depths of C.S. Lewis’ classic, the Chronicles of Narnia.

A VIEW FROM (JUST OUTSIDE) ROME

Letting the light in
Lesley Ellison continues her series about working for Centro Uno, the Focolare’s ecumenical centre near Rome.

SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY

Word of Life – December 2023
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thes. 5: 16-18).
Rejoicing, praying and giving thanks are three actions that bring us closer to becoming as God sees and wants us to be and they enrich our relationship with him. We trust that ‘the God of peace will sanctify us entirely’.

FOCOLARE

Data protection and Focolare
Gerry Murphy helps unravel the latest legislation on data protection and what it means for the Focolare Movement.

FOCOLARE

Focolare – enriched by diversity

Members of the Focolare Movement, representing a wide variety of Christian Churches, came together recently in Rome, to share their experiences of being a minority within a mainly Roman Catholic movement. Fiona Bowie was present and shares her impressions.

REFLECTION

Blessed are the peacemakers
In this timely reflection, Robbie Young explores the futility of war and the need for peacemakers.

FOCOLARE

The Third Order – a safe haven
We continue with Michel Bronzwaer’s fascinating series on the early years of the Focolare Movement and its initial links with the Franciscan Third Order.

REVIEW

When the heart waits
Bishop Robin Smith reviews ‘When the heart waits’Spiritual Direction for Life’s Sacred Questions

THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN

Better to share!
Mary Gateshill shares a delicious recipe made with ground almonds.

POETRY AND SUDOKU

The cost of Christmas
By Angela Graham

MEDITATION

Glory to God and peace on earth
From Christmas Joy, by Chiara Lubich

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