November 2017

No 516 - Vol 47

Cover photo ©  Stuart Platt

SUBSCRIPTION

Editorial

By Paul Gateshill

Bearers of peace

Claudia Melis reports on ‘Refusing to Hate: A Peace Vigil for Hope’, where Muslims and Christians came together in Glasgow to demonstrate their commitment to work for peace: ‘This gathering of different faiths and cultures is a testament to how unity works in spite of diversity; and indeed, how diversity strengthens us…’

--DIALOGUE--


The answer to every cry

We continue with this year’s theme on Jesus crucified and forsaken. Here are extracts from a talk given by Chiara Lubich to the nineteenth international congress of the Swiss Foundation for the Family in Lucerne, Switzerland, May 16, 1999.

--SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY--


Cry with us

Rev Dr Yohanna Katanacho is an academic consultant at the Bethlehem Bible College. He is also the on-call pastor at the Baptist Church of Nazareth and the Alliance Church in Jerusalem. He wrote this prayer-poem in 2014.

--MEDITATION--


Combatants for Peace (part 3)

The inspiring stories of two individuals caught up on both sides of the Israeli/Palestinian divide. ‘When I heard about Combatants for Peace they seemed brave and inspiring. I felt that Israelis and Palestinians, joined in nonviolent resistance, could be an alternative and together influence reality.’

--WORD IN ACTION--


Word of Life - November 2017

The greatest among you will be your servant. (Matthew 23: 11)

We can imitate Jesus precisely in what lies closest to his heart: love for others. If we do so, we will be truly blessed.

--SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY--


A leap in the dark

Paul Gateshill chooses another treasure from the New City archives. This experience from an anonymous reader was published in December 1982.

--TREASURES FROM THE PAST--


Power

Robbie Young reflects on the nature of power and how it can be used for good or for ill.

--REFLECTION--


Face2Face with Mil Zomack

Paul Gateshill interviews Mil Zomack before she moves from Welwyn Garden City to the Focolare in Glasgow.

--PROFILE--


Rachel Whiteread

Pat Kane reviews the work of British sculptor Rachel Whiteread: ‘who challenges our perception of space and form, expanding our ways of seeing and changing our understanding of sculpture.’

--ARTS--


Trying to live simply

Julie Dickinson, follows on from her recipe last month, with a recipe to use up fruit which is on the turn.

--THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN--


When I am sixty

A short poem by Ivor Bundell

--POETRY--


 

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