Monday, July 20, 2015

Conference to address reconciliation issues

Directions in Aboriginal Ministry Conference to be held Aug. 17-20
Pope John Paul II and Cuban President Fidel Castro in Cuba in January 1998. The Pope called for a climate of social justice in Cuba. Sister Solomon is referring to aboriginal issues here as a matter of social justice. CNS photo / Reuters.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is over, but the work of restoring relations between native and non-native people is far from done. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Jewish man repays a favour
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York is kissed by Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, a professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York City, after giving the annual John Paul II Centre Lecture for Interreligious Understanding at the seminary May 6. CNS photo / Gregory A. Shemitz.
George Weidenfeld was barely 18 when Nazi forces occupied his homeland, Austria, in 1938. He may not have lived to see his 95th birthday this year if not for the selflessness and generosity of Christians during World War II. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Gift Box unwraps trafficking for Pan Am visitors
Suyeon Hsu and designer team unveil Gift Box. Photo by Evan Boudreau, Catholic Register (CCN).
As thousands descended on Toronto for the Pan Am Games, an alliance of faith groups used the occasion in an innovative way to educate the public about human trafficking. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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