PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
PAGE 4 – DIALOGUE
Fifty years of peacebuilding
On the 50th anniversary of ‘Religions for Peace’, Maddalena Maltese interviewed the Secretary General, Azza Karram
PAGE 7 – WORD IN ACTION
At the heart of the community
Kirsty Thorpe, a URC minister shares how her church opened its doors to support the local vaccination programme.
PAGE 8 – ECUMENISM
My ecumenical journey – Fr Jonathan Cotton OSB
Fr Jonathan Cotton is a Benedictine monk and now lives in Leyland, Lancashire. In a conversation with Joan Back, he shares his long and rich ecumenical journey.
PAGE 10 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
The seven aspects of love
New City continues to explore the novelty of Focolare’s collective spirituality, as described by Chiara Lubich in her book A New Way. Over the next few months we will explore how love can be likened to the seven colours of the rainbow.
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – May 2021
God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them (1Jn 4: 15)
Let us try to love the people around us. In this way we will become instruments of joy for many people, instruments of that happiness for which every human heart yearns…
PAGE 14 – PROFILE
Myra Crilly – forever young
Friends pay tribute to Myra Crilly who died in December 2020, aged 90.
PAGE 16 – MUSIC
‘Yes to You’
Pádraic Gilligan celebrates the 40th anniversary of FactorOne’s internationally loved song ‘Yes to You’
PAGE 19 – REVIEW
The Girl with the Louding Voice & The Offing
Pip Austin reviews two books
PAGE 20 – ARTS
The people’s gallery – John Walsh
Pat Kane explores the importance of creativity for all, especially during lockdown. This month John Walsh shares some of his recent photos taken in Savill Gardens in Surrey.
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Uli Yeomans revisits a recipe first published in New City by Seamus Edwards in March 2017.
PAGE 23 – POETRY + SUDOKU
By Callan Slipper