PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
PAGE 4 – DIALOGUE
Hope in interreligious dialogue
At the Mariapolis this year at Liverpool Hope University, Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali shared his experience, as a Shi’a Muslim, of interreligious dialogue. Here are some extracts from that talk.
> Further reading – the full text of this talk can be read here >
PAGE 6 – FOCOLARE
The same family
Cathy Beer relishes the opportunity of experiencing the Focolare summer gathering (the Mariapolis) in Gothenburg, Sweden.
PAGE 8 – MEDITATION
With your feet on the ground
“Sometimes ‘someone’ urges us to live constantly in the supernatural.” By Chiara Lubich
> Knowing how to Lose >
PAGE 10 – WORD IN ACTION
Be here, in the here and now
An unexpected prolonged stay in hospital proves to be a steep learning curve for Matt Driver.
PAGE 11 – CORRESPONDENCE
Armenia tour 2016
We would like to invite you to a tour of Armenia in 2016. By Peter and Carol Paine
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – November
That they may all be one (Jn 17: 21)
We can share God’s own dream and, as Jesus did, live and pray for unity. It will lead us down his path of death and resurrection together with him.
PAGE 14 – DIALOGUE
Meeting the Beloved
Nino Puglisi lives in the men’s Focolare in London. In July he was invited to speak to the young people of the Islamic Unity Society (IUS) about his Christian experience of prayer. Here is an edited version of his talk.
PAGE 16 – REFLECTION
The image and likeness of God
John Green offers some reflections on the talk given by Dr Mohammed Ali Shomali, at this year’s Mariapolis in Liverpool. (See article ‘Hope in interreligious dialogue’)
PAGE 18 – PROFILE
Who’s who? Part 5
This month, four more of our regular contributors to New City introduce themselves:
Mary Gateshill, Frank Johnson, Tom Lamont, Uli Yeomans
PAGE 20 – ARTS
Andrés Salas – filmmaker
Pat Kane introduces readers to Andrés Salas, a filmmaker. Originally from Venezuela, Andrés is now studying at The London Film School.
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Counting my syns!
Catherine Pennington discovers that joining a slimming club doesn’t have to be a tortuous affair.
PAGE 23 – REVIEW
The Gospel for children
Alison McDonald, with the help of her children, reviews ‘The Gospel for Children’.
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