PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
By Helen Copeland
PAGE 4 – FAMILY
Promoting peace at home
Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre, a marriage and family therapist, shares effective strategies for building resilient unity in our relationships.
PAGE 6 – FOCOLARE
A new Focolare President is elected
Paul Gateshill reports on the work of the General Assembly of the Focolare which is held every six years and the election of new President: Margaret Karram.
PAGE 8 – ECUMENISM
My ecumenical journey – Martin Hoegger
Swiss Reformed pastor, Martin Hoegger was for ten years in charge of ecumenical relations for his Church and director of the Swiss Bible Society. In a conversation with Joan Back he shared a lifetime experience of living ecumenism.
PAGE 10 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Key points of the spirituality of unity (Part 2)
New City continues to explore the novelty of Focolare’s collective spiritually, as described by Chiara Lubich in her book A New Way. Last month we looked at the first 3 points of this spirituality. Here we look at points 4-9.
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – March 2021
Make me know your ways, O Lord: teach me your paths (Ps. 25 (24): 4)
It’s important that we walk together, united in love, helping one another. The Holy One will be in our midst and he will be our Way. He will make us understand God’s will more clearly and give us the desire and the capacity to carry it out.
PAGE 14 – PROFILE
Cathy Beer pays tribute to Ann Finch, who contributed greatly to New City, through her poetry and editing. She died in December 2020 aged 98.
PAGE 16 – REFLECTION
The silver lining
Robbie Young reflects on whether the current pandemic will help us to re-assess our lives by facing up to the huge inequalities in our world.
PAGE 18 – VIEW FROM THE FLOOR
We’re taking you home
Lesley Ellison continues the series, based on her experience of teaching in a London primary school.
PAGE 19 – WORD IN ACTION
An uneventful trip to Finland
Paul Gateshill shares how a moment of forgetfulness increased mutual love.
PAGE 21 – REVIEW
Olive again; Where the Crawdads Sing
Pip Austin reviews two books
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Uli Yeomans meditates on a beautiful Austrian icicle whilst sharing a recipe for a delicious banana cake!
PAGE 23 – POETRY + SUDOKU
By Susan Gately