Malindi, Kenya: Interfaith Effort to Address Social Issues
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Malindi, Kenya: Interfaith Effort to Address Social Issues

Killings from superstitious beliefs, relegation of the girl child, and early marriages are some of the retrogressive practices that continue to impede development among communities in coastal Kenya, Religious leaders from the Catholic Church and Islam in the region have established. The leaders who met for an Iftar meal that Bishop Willybard Lagho of Kenya’s…

Dialogue of life- Morocco: Christians living in the House of Islam
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Dialogue of life- Morocco: Christians living in the House of Islam

“In 1996, during a General Assembly of the Institute, there was a lot of talk about our mission and how the Church was beginning to speak of interreligious dialogue as the first part of Evangelization,” she recalls in the report. At the end of the Assembly, the leadership of the Missionary Institute resolved to send…

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day 8
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day 8

“So that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete” (John 15:11) Colossians 1:15-20 In him all things hold together Mark 4:30-32  As small as a mustard seed The hymn to Christ in the epistle to the Colossians invites us to sing the praise of God’s salvation, which encompasses the…

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day 7
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day 7

“I am the vine, you are the branches” (John 15:5a) 1 Corinthians 1:10-13; 3:21-23 Is Christ divided? John 17:20-23 As you and I are one On the eve of his death, Jesus prayed for the unity of those the Father gave him: “that they may all be one … so that the world may believe”….

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day 6
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day 6

“Go and bear fruit, fruit that will last” (John 15:16b) Genesis 18:1-5 Abraham hosts the angels at the Oak of Mamre Mark 6:30-44 Jesus’ compassion for the crowds When we let ourselves be transformed by Christ, his love in us grows and bears fruit. Welcoming the other is a concrete way of sharing the love…

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day 5
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day 5

“You have already been pruned by the word…” (John 15:3) Deuteronomy 30:11-20 The word of God is very close to you Matthew 5:1-12  Blessed are you The Word of God is very close to us. It is a blessing and a promise of happiness. If we open our hearts, God speaks to us and patiently…

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day 4
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day 4

“I do not call you servants any longer… but I have called you friends” (John 15:15) Romans 8:26-27 The Spirit helps us in our weakness Luke 11:1-4     Lord, teach us to pray God thirsts for relationship with us. He searches for us as he searched for Adam, calling to him in the garden: “Where are…

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day 3
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day 3

“Love one another as I have loved you ” (John 15:12b) Colossians 3:12-17 Clothe yourself with compassion John 13:1-15; 34-35 Love one another On the eve of his death, Jesus knelt to wash the feet of his disciples. He knew the difficulty of living together and the importance of forgiveness and mutual service. “Unless I…

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day 2
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day 2

“Abide in me as I abide in you” (John 15:4a) Ephesians 3:14-21 May Christ dwell in our hearts Luke 2:41-52 Mary treasured all these things The encounter with Jesus gives rise to the desire to stay with him and to abide in him: a time in which fruit matures. Being fully human, like us Jesus…

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day 1
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day 1

“You did not choose me but I chose you” (John 15:16a) Genesis 12:1-4 The call of Abraham John 1:35-51     The call of the first disciples The start of the journey is an encounter between a human being and God, between the created and the Creator, between time and eternity. Abraham heard the call: “Go to…