At the root of ecumenism and exchange with other religions and indigenous people lies love. It is a love that loves the enemies and is willing to suffer and even die for others.
Dialogue: Path to Harmony
In This Issue
Thanks to Vatican II and subsequent developments, the ecumenical movement has made significant headway. Yet, many challenges still await the common commitment of all Christian churches.
In 2021, the Philippines will be celebrating 500 years of Christianity. In this interview, Fr. Sebastiano D’Ambra, who has been working for reconciliation in Mindanao for the past 40 years, speaks of the preparations for this historic milestone.
Each and every Christian is readied by God, guided by the Spirit, and led by our model in life, Jesus, to fulfill the mission in multiple ways. My way happens to be a way of dialogue with persons of other faiths
In many representations, Jesus is portrayed as white. But the reality is completely different. Jesus was from Galilee, and people there are not white. That is why we should stop pretending that he was white.
Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, we must recognise that co-suffering is a gift. Even silent suffering has an eloquence of its own. Jesus wept. I weep with Him!
Savannah in lockdown: strict protective measures paralyze public life in Uganda, with dramatic consequences for the Comboni missionary Günther Nährich, who has to buy medical equipment for “his” hospital in the northeast of the country.
The Eucharist unites us and gives us the grace to live in communion with one another. This sacrament unites us first of all with God, then with one another: that is why it is a sacrament of unity.
Our life originates from God. This is de facto sacred and cannot, under any circumstances, be looked at with contempt. The fifth commandment, “You shall not kill,” reminds us of this important principle of human life: life is sacred and deserves to be protected.
The French mystic Marthe Robin only ate the consecrated host and relived Christ’s passion every Friday for fifty years. Countless Catholics came to draw inspiration and strength around her housebound existence. The Foyers de Charité is the movement she founded.
Vocation is a gift from God that reveals our authenticity. In this path of self-discovery and discernment, listening, dialogue and accompaniment are fundamental elements.
The rapid spread of Covid-19 globally challenged the fight for life in many aspects such as spiritual, mental, physiological and economic. How could we, as a Church, enter into these realities and bring concrete manifestations of hope, life and serenity?
Strategies for Evangelization
October 2023 Issue
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