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Lent 2018: Week 4 – The shock of exile

Read Psalm 137 and Jeremiah 30:12-17 While “exodus” is a central motif by which to make sense of the entire Scriptures, “exile” plays a similarly large role. In exodus, the people of Israel leave captivity in search of home. In exile, the people of Israel were driven out of home, into captivity. Throughout these Lenten reflections, what we are doing ...

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Lent 2018: Week 3 – The hope of home

Read Joshua 3:7-17 Abram was called out of Ur and on that pilgrimage he received a new name (Abraham) and a lineage. But the children of Isaac and Jacob found themselves in Egypt, where, in time, they ended up as slaves, toiling under the sun, spending their lives building vast monuments to death. The search for home sometimes leaves us ...

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Lent 2018: Week 2 – The risk of leaving our father’s home

Read Genesis 12 The reader cannot fail to note the decisive break between the end of Genesis chapter 11, where we come to the end of the story about Babel with a family tree, and Genesis chapter 12, where a new character is introduced. God makes his presence known to Abram, a pagan who lived with his father Terah, in ...

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Home thoughts from the Bible: Introduction

The story the bible tells begins with the making of home. Scholars often note how Genesis 1 and 2 depict God crafting an ordered universe out of chaos as a sort of palace garden, a place where he can dwell in harmony with his creatures. The story of the bible ends with the making of home. Scholars often note how ...

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Getting under the skin of racism in Ireland

KEVIN HARGADEN :: We Irish have no right to imagine that racism is a problem just for other countries, particularly given the way we treat the Travelling Community

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The ‘normalcy’ of homelessness

KEVIN HARGADEN :: The recent spate of harsh language around homelessness expresses a dangerous trend in our society. This is something Christians should be furious about.

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Government homelessness plan doomed to fail

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice says that the government’s action plan for housing and homelessness is incapable of meeting the challenge of Ireland’s housing crisis

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Called to do the impossible

DERMOT ROANTREE :: We have an infinite duty to other people – a duty we simply cannot fulfill. At least, though, we can refrain from acting as if some people have a greater value than others.

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