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The Da Gama...

 

Three-parent babies: right or wrong?...

 

issue 27 - May June 2015
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issue 26 - March/April 2015
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Is Modesty Dead In The West?...

 

issue 25- Jan/Feb 2015

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St. Alexander Nevsky: A man for all time...

 

issue 24-Nov/Dec 2014

As politics creates havoc between the...

 

'From the roots of Abraham’: A unifying moral vision from the Abrahamic faiths...

 

issue 24- Nov/Dec 2014

We have a choice to...

 

Fruits of intolerance: Persecution on grounds of religion...

 

issue 23- September/October 2014

Despite claims of righteousness, intolerant...

 

St. John the Baptist; martyrdom and mystery...

 

issue 22 - August 2014

Men of God have...

 

Maaloula and the virus of hatred...

 

issue 20 - June 2014
The liberation of the...

 

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issue 19 - May 2014
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The interfaith movement: Learning to see differences differently ...

 

issue 18 - April 2014
Proposing a fresher approach to...

 

God and Riches: Are they compatible?...

 

issue 17 - March 2014
The pursuit of happiness, through...

 

Pope Francis, Islam & the Virgin Mary: where dialogue really takes off...

 

issue 16 - February 2014
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The mystery of the Holy Grail...

 

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issue 14 - December 2013
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The Souls of the Righteous go marching on...

 

Issue 13 - November 2013
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Issue 12 - October 2013
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Man of Steel ….And LOVE...

 

Issue 11 – September 2013

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Issue 6 - April 2013

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Issue 6 - April 2013

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ISSUE 3 - JAN 2013
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Evolving Revelation

issue 28 - July / August 2015

In 1965, under the direction of Pope Paul VI, the Second Vatican Council made historic changes to the Church’s policies and theology. These changes were crystallised in a document known as Nostra Aetate, Latin for ‘In Our Time,’ a document that revolutionised the Catholic Church’s approach towards other religions. For the first time it acknowledged the possibility that other religions ‘reflect rays of that Truth which enlightens all men’. In this document the Catholic Church attempted to introduce new terms for dialogue with specific references to Judaism and Islam. The church was attempting to redress a centuries-long painful relationship.
The Nostra Aetate was an open call to the Church to dialogue with other world religions from a premise of an acknowledged existence of common grounds especially in relation to the other monotheistic faiths of the Abrahamic branch; Judaism and Islam. In relation to Islam we read:
‘The Church regards with esteem also the Muslims. They adore the one God, living and subsisting in Himself; merciful and all-powerful, the Creator of heaven and earth, who has spoken to men; they take pains to submit wholeheartedly to even His inscrutable decrees, just as Abraham, with whom the faith of Islam takes pleasure in linking itself, submitted to God. Though they do not
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