franciscan - September 2005
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Christian Hope in a Dark World
Faith, hope, love abide - teaches Paul; and the greatest is love. Yet, for many in this year 2005 the most difficult is hope. The world view propagated by the news media tempts us to despair. The view is of a violent, terrible world in which populations starve or are otherwise murdered; in which violent crime pays and victims are left to suffer; in which torture is practised with impunity, and war is waged on women and children, old and young - anyone who gets in the way.
Our contributors work, or have worked, in dark places and have nonetheless found signs of hope, the hope which with faith and love helps us to find God's truth in God's world. Can they share that with us?
A Hermit in the City - Catherine Joy CSF
The Light Shines in the Darkness and the Darkness has never Extinguished it - David Jardine SSF
Torture: A Moral Contagion - Chas Raws
Ontario to Islamabad - Thomas Anthony SSF
Signs of Hope - Alison Tyler
Soft Blows the Wind On Foot to Walsingham - Father Jimmy Collins
Saints on Earth: A Biographical Companion to Common Worship - John H Darch and Stuart K Burns
Trevor Huddleston - Turbulent Priest - Piers McGrandle
Common Worship Psalms and Canticles, simply pointed for singing - Br Reginald SSF
God has a Dream - Desmond Tutu
Fare Well In Christ - WH Vanstone
God and Caesar Personal Reflections on Politics and Religion - Shirley Williams
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