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“INTER-” COMMUNITIES – FOR A NEW BEGINNING

Jueves, 17 de Noviembre de 2016 Sin comentarios

captura-de-pantalla-2016-11-17-08-24-19Of what use are dreams if they do not come true?  What do we want new models of community for if we do not know how to give them form, how to make them a reality?

The growing conviction that Mission should shape each community, and the desire to have our communities enter into “the dance of mission”, are provoking initiatives that are worth our attention. 

They may seem utopian but they just might be real!  For this what is needed is a dose of fantasy, audacity, and availability to let oneself be led by prophetic imagination. 

It is already happening! Leer más…

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Dreaming an inter-religious life: Pneumatology and inter-faith

Sábado, 26 de Julio de 2014 2 comentarios

Screen Shot 2014-07-26 at 08.45.49“Living religious life inter-religiously” and  “Dreaming an inter-religious life” may appear striking and provocative. Why is it not enough to affirm that religious life must be simply “religious”? Why to add that it is called to become “inter-religious”? Some people will find this proposal dangerous or ambiguous to say the least. To be “interreligious” implies to renounce to the traditional traits of religious life and to enter into a new form without a clear identity.

That this title is provocative is confirmed by the concerns and the suspicions that the theology of interreligious dialogue arises in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church[1]. Let us call to mind the declaration of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith  “Dominus Jesus: On the Unicity and Salvific Universality of Jesus Christ and the Church” (2000). The purpose of that declaration was to avoid in the Church any sort of interreligious relativism[2]. That is why we must ask ourselves again: Why do we dream of an interreligious life? What is the main reason for such a dream? Leer más…

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