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United in prayer for the ‘Season of Creation’

In light of the ongoing efforts of the various Christian churches throughout the world to celebrate and protect the greatest gift given to humanity, our planet Earth, Christians are called

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The loss of a leading figure in interfaith dialogue

Last month I was saddened to hear of the death of one of the leading figures in the church in the ministry of interfaith dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of

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Pope Francis and the World Council of Churches

A significant “pilgrimage” took place on June 21 with Pope Francis attending the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva, Switzerland. This 70th anniversary of the

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Prayers for the success of the Korean Summit

As of this writing, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are in Singapore preparing for their historic meeting to take place Tuesday, June 12. Success for this

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Courageous Romans and Jews during World War II

This past January I traveled with an interfaith group to the Holy Land. I have had the pleasure and opportunity to travel to Israel five times since my first trip

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The German bishops and the limits of synodality

The German bishops at their Feb. 19-22 general assembly announced that “after intensive debate,” 49 of the 62 members that were present under the leadership of Cardinal Reinhard Marx petitioned

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‘Repairing the world,’ a universal call for all humans

Pope Francis recently released his Apostolic Exhortation, “Gaudete Et Exsultate,” “Rejoice And Be Glad,” (Mt 5:12). In it he contends that the call to holiness is a universal calling for

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Memorial to honor Holocaust victims

The Anti-Defamation League has reported that anti-Semitic incidents in its 2017 audit has uncovered the highest single-year increase since the organization began releasing its first audit in 1979. Jonathan A.

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The senseless tragedy of Parkland, Florida

This past Ash Wednesday, a day set aside by most Christians to begin the 40 day period of spiritual preparation for the celebration of our central belief of Jesus’ triumph

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Celebrating the contributions of African-Americans

During the month of February we celebrate Black History Month. Using this month to celebrate the contributions and gifts of the African-American community began in 1926 with the introduction of