PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
PAGE 4 – ECOLOGY
COP26 – A tale of two COPs
Lorna Gold and James Buchanan report on the various initiatives they were involved in during COP26 in Glasgow October/November last year.
PAGE 7 – WORD IN ACTION
Behind the scenes of COP26
Members of the Focolare community in Scotland helped visitors to COP26 behind the scenes. Here are just two accounts from New City readers.
PAGE 9 – ECUMENISM
The ecumenical journey of Church leaders in Northern Ireland
This month, as we celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Joan Patricia Back highlights the journey that leaders of different Churches in Northern Ireland have been travelling since the late 1960’s. The leaders have changed but the journey continues.
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – January 2022
We saw his star in the East, and have come to worship him (Mt. 2: 1-2).
Serving the Gospel today requires a commitment to defend human dignity, especially of the poorest, the weakest and the marginalised. The new road for the Churches is the way of visible unity, which we must pursue with sacrifice, courage and boldness.
PAGE 14 – PROFILE
Face2Face with Mary Gateshill
Mary Gateshill has been the manager of the Focolare Centre for Unity in Welwyn Garden City for eight and a half years. Cathy Beer caught up with her before she stepped down from this role in December.
PAGE 17 – WORD IN ACTION
Care4Calais cake sale
Rhiannon Copeland raises money for Care4Calais whilst creating a community spirit in her street.
PAGE 18 – INDEX 2021
Articles of 2021
PAGE 20 – ARTS
Artist and illustrator, Duncan Harper explores the joy of drawing…
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Chocolate and almond cake
Sarah and Declan O’Brien, from Prosperous, Ireland, share a gluten and dairy free recipe for chocolate and almond cake.
PAGE 23 – POETRY + SUDOKU
By Jim Deeds