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On 8 December this year 19 martyrs of Algeria will be beatified in a ceremony in Oran, Algeria. Among them will be seven Trappist monks who were beheaded in Algeria in 1996 by Jihadist extremists.

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I know little about the complex political situation in Myanmar and particularly the country’s painful relationship with their armed forces, the Tatmadaw who are accused of genocidal crimes against humanity, and utilizing weapons of torture, arson and rape as instruments of warfare.

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It is one of the best-intentioned and most well-meaning words. It is particularly popular among mature serious adults. But it can be deadly.

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Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him,
‘Are you the King of the Jews?’ (John 18:33)

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Here are five affirmations that seek to point towards a description of the gentle kingdom of Jesus.

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This Sunday is Christ the King Sunday announcing the beginning of Advent. In preparation for celebrating the mystery of God born as a vulnerable infant, we recall that Jesus was not only a frail child, but also King of the universe.

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Things did not turn out as I had planned. Circumstances did not unfold as I had determined they should.

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A pause, even for a second, in the endless flow of words that swirl around me, enables a shift in energy.

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Do you see these great buildings?
Not one stone will be left here upon another;
all will be thrown down
. (Mark 13:2)

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4 Oct 1999 –13 Nov 2003 Victoria, BC –
from Transcript of Audio Recording of Cynthia Bourgeault’s Commentaries on:
Living Presence by Kabir Edmund Helminski

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