PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
PAGE 4 – POLITICS
Why should I care?
Michal Siewniak reflects on current politics, both within the UK and his native Poland. Sometimes it is difficult to be energised and enthusiastic in the current political climate. However, he argues that it’s moments like these when political activism is crucial.
PAGE 6 – REFLECTION
Sourdough bread – Covid-19 wisdom
Elisabeth Öhlböck reflects on the transforming power of pain and suffering, whilst making sourdough bread…
PAGE 8 – CULTURE
The recent decision by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to convert the 1,500-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hagia Sophia into a mosque has sparked controversy across the religious and political spectrum. A report by Bulut Güneş
PAGE 10 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
The radical choice that love requires
We continue with this year’s theme on Jesus in the midst. Here Chiara Lubich explores the radical nature of mutual love, required for Jesus to be fully present.
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – October 2020
For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted (Lk. 14: 11)
Our hearts must be transformed if we are to acquire new attitudes and establish genuine and just relationships. To be humble means being aware of our own nothingness, feeling small before God and thus placing ourselves in his hands, like children.
PAGE 14 – FOCOLARE
Focolare’s online Mariapolis 2020
Helen Copeland reports on GB’s first ‘virtual Mariapolis’ which attracted 400+ participants.
PAGE 16 – VIEW FROM THE FLOOR
A hundredfold of bliss
Lesley Ellison continues her series, based on her experiences of teaching in a Primary school.
PAGE 17 – WORD IN ACTION
Experiences during lockdown
Readers share how they have been living during lockdown
PAGE 18 – REVIEW
A City Burning by Angela Graham
Inez Lynn reviews Angela Graham’s new book of short stories
PAGE 20 – FAMILY
Susannah Robbins explores the importance for children to learn from their mistakes and develop resilience.
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Austrian apple tray bake
Uli Yeomans shares a delicious recipe from her home country of Austria.
PAGE 23 – POETRY + SUDOKU
A short poem by Susan Gately