PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
PAGE 4 – DIALOGUE
Face2Face with Professor Ibrahim Özdemir
The launch of Laudato Si’ by Pope Francis has had a ripple effect not only amongst Christians but also in the interfaith community. The encyclical has inspired some Muslim scholars to produce an Islamic Declaration on Climate Change. New City explores this important document in an interview with one of the key people behind its preparation.
PAGE 7 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
We are the Church
We continue with this year’s theme on the Church and the Holy Spirit. This month we explore Chiara Lubich’s understanding of the Church
PAGE 10 – YOUTH
United World Project GB
As a follow up to Genfest 2018 in Manila, Philippines, young people launched the United World Project worldwide (see New City October 2018). Rhiannon Copeland reports on the latest developments of the United World Project in Great Britain.
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – June 2019
You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses (Acts 1: 8).
The Holy Spirit dwells in us as in a temple, giving us light and guidance. He is the spirit of truth who enables us to understand the words of Jesus, making them come alive and showing their relevance.
PAGE 14 – TRAVEL
Travel is a brutality
Padraic Gilligan reflects on the potentially transforming nature of travel
PAGE 16 – PROFILE
Passengers on a journey – Jean Vanier
Frank Johnson looks at the extraordinary life of Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche who died last month, while Paul Campbell gives a personal tribute to Jean Vanier.
PAGE 20 – ARTS
On Cowper’s grave
Robbie Young explores the mystery of suffering through the poetry of William Cowper and Elizabeth Browning
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Savoury cheese thins
Uli Yeomans sets up a prayer chain to pray for the nation and shares a recipe for savoury cheese thins.
PAGE 23 – POETRY + SUDOKU
Sacred dance of the Trinity
By Jim Deeds