PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL

PAGE 4 – DIALOGUE

Journey of reconciliation
Liz Taite reflects on a remarkable journey she made with thirty others from all over Britain and from various churches, staying at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute, close to the wall dividing Bethlehem from Jerusalem.

PAGE 6 – PROFILE

Face2face… with Peter Grimheden
Paul Gateshill catches up with Peter Grimheden who lives in the Focolare in Stockholm, Sweden

PAGE 8 – MEDITATION

The Gospel Style
Hope is a great virtue. Chiara Lubich’s writing from her book ‘Knowing how to lose’.

PAGE 10 – WORD IN ACTION

Freedom to love
Many of us feel powerless in the face of the current refugee crisis. In this extraordinary report, Anna Caruana Colombo describes a project the Focolare has set up to help refugees arriving in Malta

PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY

Word of Life – October 2015
“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (Jn 13: 35).
We can be like the first Christians and replicate their dramatic effect on society around them, if we live like them. For this we must focus on the Gospel’s core message and love one another in the power and the style of Jesus.

PAGE 14 – ENVIRONMENT

Our common home
Lorna Gold reflects on Pope Francis’ recent and acclaimed Encyclical on the Environment: ‘Laudato Si’, which demands a new perspective in a world often lacking in vision.

PAGE 16 – REFLECTION

Why mow the lawn?
John Green reflects on the human condition and our need for optimism and hope in the face of pessimism and despair

PAGE 18 – FOCOLARE

Gen Verde UK tour
Gen Verde, the Focolare international performing arts group is touring Scotland, Wales and England from October to December 2015. They will be offering workshops to young people which then feed into concerts throughout the UK.

PAGE 20 – PROFILE

Who’s who? Part 4
This month, four more of our regular contributors to New City introduce themselves.

PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN

Green apples
Mary Gateshill encourages us to eat more of those healthy green apples

PAGE 23 – REVIEW

Travelling Inwards (St Teresa of Avila)
2015 is the five-hundredth anniversary of the birth of St Teresa of Avila. To mark St Teresa’s Saint’s Day on 15 October, Helen Copeland reviews a book about one of her most famous works.

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