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There Is No Need To Fear Evil

   There is no need to fear evil. There is every need to understand what it does, how it operates in the world, what it draws upon to sustain itself. We must not shrink from the knowledge of the evilness of evil. Over and over we must know that the real target of evil is […]

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Towards A Nonjudgmental Life

  One of the hardest spiritual tasks is to live without prejudices. Sometimes we aren’t even aware how deeply rooted our prejudices are. We may think that we relate to people who are different from us in colour, religion, sexual orientation, or lifestyle as equals, but in concrete circumstances our spontaneous thoughts, uncensored words, and […]

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Dressed In Gentleness

Once in a while we meet a gentle person. Gentleness is a virtue hard to find in a society that admires toughness and roughness. We are encouraged to get things done and to get them done fast, even when people get hurt in the process. Success, accomplishment, and productivity count. But the cost is high. […]

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From Unceasing Thinking To Unceasing Prayer

 Our minds are always active. We analyse, reflect, daydream, or dream. There is not a moment during the day or night when we are not thinking. You might say our thinking is “unceasing.” Sometimes we wish that we could stop thinking for a while; that would save us from many worries, guilt feelings, and fears. […]

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A Conversation With Jean Vanier

Listen to Jean Vanier  Click here to listen as Jean Vanier chats to Nicky Gumble: “The Kingdom of God is a place where those who are the poorest and the rejected come together to celebrate their joy – their joy because they discover that they are loved….by the people around them….by Jesus.”      

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This is the first of a series of memes about my vision of Heaven On Earth. Dave Andrews

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How We Can Face The Future Without Fear, Together

It’s a fateful moment in history. We’ve seen divisive elections, divided societies and the growth of extremism — all fuelled by anxiety and uncertainty. “Is there something we can do, each of us, to be able to face the future without fear?” asks Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. In this electrifying talk, the spiritual leader gives […]

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Contemplation, Democratization And Maturation

If religious teachers told their parishioners about contemplation, where individuals can experience the mercy of God for themselves, they would not be so dependent upon the clergy. Although this codependency is not engineered maliciously, it does create job security. We all have a hard time doing things that essentially work ourselves out of a job […]

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How to pray for your enemies

What does it mean to pray for our enemies? For the terrorist taking many lives in response to other grave wrongs, for the known or unknown assailant afflicting apparently senseless violence, for the thief who breaks into your house in the middle of the day and steals your things and sense of safety, for the […]

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Out Of The Silence – Terry Waite

In the early 1990s, Terry Waite, a lifelong Anglican and a hostage negotiator for the Archbishop of Canterbury, was himself captured by terrorists in Lebanon. He was freed after nearly five years alone in the dark, blindfolded and chained to a radiator. Since his return to England he has written about his ordeal. His latest […]

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The Beatitudes Project

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Indigenous Artists Share Faith Through Art

ABC RELIGION – In an age when knowledge of the Bible seems to be fading, many Indigenous Australians claim it as an important game changer in their lives. Among the 73 per cent of Indigenous Australians who claim Christianity as their faith — more than the general population — Max Conlon, artist and Christian minister […]

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