November 2015

No 494 - Vol 45

Cover photo: CN/AP/Andres Kudacki



By Paul Gateshill

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.
enlightened > Further reading – the full text of this talk can be read here >


The same family
Cathy Beer relishes the opportunity of experiencing the Focolare summer gathering (the Mariapolis) in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Word of Life – November 2015

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.
enlightened  Suggested Meditation from the Book: Essential Writings >

Printable leaflet

--Spirituality of Unity--

With your feet on the ground
“Sometimes ‘someone’ urges us to live constantly in the supernatural.” A short meditation by Chiara Lubich
enlightened > From the book 'Knowing how to Lose' >

Be here, in the here and now
An unexpected prolonged stay in hospital proves to be a steep learning curve for Matt Driver.
--Word in Action--

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.

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’)


Who's who? Part 5

This month, four more of our regular contributors to New City introduce themselves.


Andrés Salas – filmmaker
Pat Kane introduces readers to Andrés Salas, a filmmaker. Originally from Venezuela, Andrés is now studying at The London Film School.



Counting my syns
Catherine Pennington discovers that joining a slimming club doesn’t have to be a tortuous affair.
--Thoughts from the kitchen--

The Gospel for children
Alison McDonald, with the help of her children, reviews ‘The Gospel for Children’.
enlightened > See it in our online bookstore >




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