Education and identity
Veronica Towers reflects on ‘Another world: losing our children to Islamic State’ at the National Theatre. She questions whether the Government’s ‘Prevent’ strategy is actually ‘demonising’ the Islamic community. ‘I would suggest that government involve the teachers in producing alternative strategies to safeguard children and young people from being drawn into terrorism.’
Giving my life for my people
Mary Cass reports on the extraordinary life of Father Tito Banchong and his mission to give his life for his people in Laos.
Towards a Church fully reconciled
The Anglican and Roman Catholic Church prepare to publish the fruits of its latest discussions within ARCIC III: ‘Towards a Church fully reconciled’.
WORD IN ACTION
Combatants for Peace (Part 2)
In June New City published the story of Bassam Aramin, a Palestinian Arab, who is part of Combatants for Peace, an organisation which proposes non-violence and dialogue as the way to a lasting peace in Israel. This month Oren Kalisman, 30, a physics student at Tel Aviv University tells his story. During his time in the Israeli army he was a lieutenant and platoon commander.
SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
WORD OF LIFE – July 2016
“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you” (Eph. 4: 32).
Giving an amnesty to one another, forgiving one another totally each day, we can grow in the kindness that mirrors God’s mercy to us.
SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Unity – so that the world may believe
We conclude Maria Voce’s talk on the theme of Unity given to members of the Focolare this year.
Who’s who? (Part 7)
The series continues with another opportunity to get to know more about the lives behind the names.
Crosslight – looking forward: looking back
Sarah Finch was one of the founding members of Riding Lights Theatre Company. She shares some reflections about her involvement of their latest Lenten production: ‘Crosslight’. I was very aware that we, like Peter, fail and fall many times on our journey: but the truth is that God is bigger than our failings, and says to us as Jesus said to Peter ‘Follow me’.
Robbie Young reflects on what various writers have had to say on ‘vanity’.
By Ivor Bundell
THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
A holiday encounter
Jacqueline Thompson shares a recipe inspired by a recent trip to New Zealand.
5 Steps to building unity in a marriage
Ana Domitrovic recommends a book which puts the ‘art of loving’ at the heart of marriage.
‘5 Steps to building unity in a marriage’ by Kevin and Katie Kelley. Published by New City Press, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-56548-512-9