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Encouraging Life

Jean-François Blancheton Translation Tony Dickinson  The fiftieth anniversary of the death of Schweitzer is a good opportunity to remind ourselves of his unconditional insistence on respect for life in all its forms. This year the region of Alsace is commemorating, ...

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God Is Sitting There Weeping

Riensiru (Ecumenical Council of Churches)   To all the weavers in the world   Translation Louise Thunin   God is sitting there weeping. The marvelous tapestry of creation, That She had woven so joyfully Is mutilated, torn to shreds, reduced ...

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A Modern Tramp

Henri Persoz   Translation Louise Thunin   In a busy Paris neighborhood, I noticed a tramp sitting on his mattress beneath a carriage entrance. It was probably his only home. He was surrounded by the traditional plastic bags which probably ...

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Can We Reconnect with Nature?

Bernard Brillet   Translated by Sara MacVane   The relationship between humankind and the natural world has undergone substantial changes over the course of time. First we were subject to nature, then we domesticated it, and then we tried to ...

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The ecumenism of martyrdom

Jean-François Colosimo   Translation Canon Tony Dickinson     In the tragic wars raging across the Middle East, Christians are suffering intolerable persecution, in the face of a generalised indifference which is difficult to bear. •   We are all ...

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The Beatitudes

Matthew 5.2-10 Louis Pernot Translation Canon Tony Dickinson 3 Happy the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs! 4 Happy those who weep, for they will be consoled! 5 Happy those who are gentle (or humble), for ...

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Editorial, October 2015

Raphaël Picon Translation Louise Thunin Some images of God appeal to us.  The ones that bear thoughts of movement, creativity, transformation ; the ones that invite us to believe in God as working on embellishing the world, on enriching the possibilities ...

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