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Sight-Seeing: Advent is schizophrenic

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US Catholic commentator THOMAS REESE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, says God does not comfort us so we can simply be comfortable but comforts us so we can comfort others…

Immersive exhibition centring on London cathedral prompts thinking about climate change during the season of Advent

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Updated: 10:30pm (AEDT)Norwich, UK Advent is a time of new beginnings and Christians in the UK and around the world are being challenged to focus on climate change via a new immersive exhibition known as the ‘Climate Cathedral‘.   ‘Gaia’ at Southwark Cathedral, London. PICTURE: Courtesy of ECLAS Exhibition curator, Rev Prof Charlotte Sleigh, explained that “during the […]

In the Holy Land, a Christmas spirit is reborn

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Beit Jala, West BankReuters In a small distillery just outside Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, a clear liquid drips out of a copper pot still into a stainless steel barrel, ringing like church bells. Every year with the start of Advent, which arrives shortly after the end of the grape harvest, Nader Muaddi prepares […]

Advent 2022 – 24 days of inspiring Christmas films

For our Advent special in 2022, we’re reflecting on 24 feel-good films that have inspired us for the Christmas season. We hope you enjoy… DAY 24 The Nativity Story (2006)It is the age of the Roman Empire and God’s people are burdened with heavy consequences if they do not pay their taxes to the soldiers […]