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One of the more enjoyable facets of an ecumenical/interreligious ministry is learning about the beliefs and practices of other religious people in the world. To assist us in understanding Islam today, our friends in Edmonton’s Islamic community have shared with us a very user-friendly website that includes a documentary series about Islam in Canada and an Educator’s Guide. Find it at www.anewlife.ca.
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On Care for our Common Home
Pope Francis’ recent encyclical has spawned a lot of discussion. He presented Fidel Castro with a copy of the encyclical while in Cuba, and he will no doubt do similarly at the UN and the US Congress this week.
So what is the encyclical all about?
Here are some of the study guides and resources you might choose to use—on your own or in your parish—to delve into the encyclical.
The Vatican Press Office provided ‘a map’ for reading the encyclical. It is a guide to the development and major themes of the document. You can find it here:http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2015/06/18/laudato_si%E2%80%99_a_press_guide_to_the_new_encyclical/1152352
What are the main messages, or “takeaways” of this encyclical? Fr. James Martin, SJ, has provided a top 10 list for you here: http://americamagazine.org/top-ten-takeaways-laudato-si
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