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Sion en dialogo - N. 5 / 2012

17/12/2012: General House - Rome

Here is our fifth newsletter from the Sion International Jewish Christian Relations Team, where the focus is dialogue. DIALOGUE IS ABOUT LEARNING and is broader than dialogue between Jews and Christians. It implies an exchange between persons or groups with differing views on life and religion so as better to understand each other. This is so much needed in our world today. We see litigation about child abuse in our Church, the deep traumas in Africa and in the Middle East, and most recently the conflict between Israel and Hamas that has erupted in violence. It is urgent that each one of us continues the work of peace building in our specific context.

One article in the newsletter speaks of Sion collaborating with others to develop a stronger collective morality. There is a description of an interfaith celebration of Sukkot, an ecumenical prayer for peace, and the experience of dialogue with Muslims. One article reports on a meeting of past Australian students of the biblical programme in Jerusalem. Others speak of dialogue through the development of a website and exchange in Berba, the daily life of our sisters in Turkey, and a report by a Sion Kansas City teacher on a seminar on the responsibility of world religions. The last item is a book review of Paul Bony’s commentary on Romans.

Thank you very much for your contributions to “Sion in Dialogue.” Your articles, coming from many countries and perspectives, broaden all of our understandings of the meaning of our charism in today’s world. Please let us know if the team can help in any way.

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