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  Reflection - I think I met a Prophet

Jul 04, 2019
We don’t want to hear about the downsides of these things especially those that may be damaging our health and well-being - like the chemicals in many everyday products or the possible negative effects of the energy produced by new technologies.
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  Sharing the pain

May 29, 2019
Then, as if on cue, waves of people began ambling over to the stand from the various entrances around the park. It was a very moving experience as we remembered and named the 50 people who had been murdered in the two mosques in Christchurch.
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  Aftermath of the March Terrorist Event in New Zealand

May 27, 2019
The dreadful act of violence immediately brought out goodness on all sides. There was a strong civic urge to respond in solidarity with the Muslim community. Citizens turned out in their thousands to grieve and pray at different services.
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  Mission World - May 2019 - Catholic leaders respond to New Zealand tragedy

May 16, 2019
Catholic leaders from all around the world responded to the tragic shooting in Christchurch New Zealand that killed 52 people, showing solidarity and closeness to the Muslim community.
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  Reflection - You belong

May 14, 2019
I will remember the image of Andrew Graystone outside a mosque in Manchester holding a sign which said “You are my friends. I will keep watch while you pray”.
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  Reflection - A case of snow breaking ‘the ice’

Feb 01, 2019
Last year in New Zealand the theme for Social Justice Week was “Enabling Communities: Everyone has a part to play”. It placed a special focus on the disabled.
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  Reflection - Not all wounds bleed

Jan 14, 2019
I had my eyes opened to the world of the mentally ill in 1978 when I spent a year in a chaplaincy training program at Worcester State Hospital in the USA.
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