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A Presbyterian take on mercy

Rev Alan Boal speaks about Pope Francis and mercy in the wake of recent gangland killings on his doorstep.

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A Lutheran take on mercy

Lutheran Amanda Berg endorses Pope Francis' message of mercy offers her own views on mercy and grace.

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Luther, Lund and the Pope

Brian O'Leary SJ notes the great significance of Pope Francis's planned visit to Sweden for a joint ecumenical commemoration of the Reformation with leading Lutherans.

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Working for unity

Province co-ordinator for ecumenism Brian O'Leary SJ urges Jesuits and colleagues to contibute to the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 18-26 of January.

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Pray, learn, practise

Brendan McManus SJ was part of an ecumenical team giving an innovative course in Spritual DIrection to students at Regis College, Toronto. It involved theory, practise and a retreat.

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Schools across the divide

Since 1979 Clongowes has steadily developed its friendship with the Royal School, Portora, Enniskillen, the old school of Fr John Sullivan SJ. The friendship has grown through many generations of schoolboys.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins

This year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes as its theme: 'The well is deep'. This refers to Christ requesting a drink of the Samaritan woman. Brian O'Leary SJ, delegate for ecumenism in the Irish Province, explains.

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Gesa Thiessen reflects on the state of Ecumenism today

Theologian Gesa Thiessen is an assistant Lutheran minister in Dublin. She believes that the ecumenical project is going through a time of winter. But she does see shoots of hope especially in women who have remained faithful to and challenging of their faith.

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Where is ecumenism going? Brian O’Leary, SJ.

‘Expanding Hope’ is the theme of a Jesuit podcast series for Advent, focusing on the state of ecumenism, fifty years after Vatican II. Brian O’Leary, Jesuit delegate for ecumenism, says hope is an Advent theme and it’s needed now by those who feel the ecumenical project has stalled.

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