June 2018

No 523 - Vol 48

Cover design: ©Ecumenical School2018

SUBSCRIPTION

Editorial

By Paul Gateshill


A school of life

Cathy Beer reports on the International School of Ecumenism, at the Focolare Centre for Unity in Welwyn Garden City, from 27th April – 1st May 2018.

--DIALOGUE--


Face2Face with Sylwia Machej

Paul Gateshill caught up with Sylwia Machej, originally Polish and living in one of the Focolares in Welwyn Garden City.

--PROFILE--


Being nothing out of love

We continue with this year’s theme on Mary the mother of Jesus. Here, Chiara Lubich focuses on whether Mary is a help or a hindrance to ecumenical dialogue.

Extracts from Mary, flower of Humanity by Chiara Lubich. Published by New City 2017

--SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY--


The joy of the people

Pietro Piccirillo shares his experience of a recent school visit to Sierra Leone.

--WORD IN ACTION--


Mariapolis 2018

Helen Copeland reports on the GB Mariapolis held at Ampleforth College this year.

--FOCOLARE--


Word of Life – June 2018

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. (Mt. 5: 9)

There is an urgent need to encourage dialogue and meetings between individuals and groups whose history, cultural traditions and points of view are different. It is a way of showing appreciation and acceptance of diversity as a source of enrichment.

--SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY--


Love and freedom

Robbie Young reflects on the inter-relationship between love and freedom.

--REFLECTION--


Shape of light: 100 years of photography and abstract art

Duncan Harper reflects on the current exhibition celebrating a centenary of photography and abstract art at the Tate Modern in London.

--ARTS--


German potato salad

Nick Frazer from Banbury, Oxfordshire, shares a German recipe which evokes memories of Berlin.

--THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN--


Dying to live

A short poem by Jim Deeds.

From ‘Gym for the soul’ by Jim Deeds. Published by New City 2018

--POETRY--


 

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