Sion News

46th Annual Cardinal Bea Memorial Lecture 9th June 2016 46th Annual Cardinal Bea Memorial Lectur...

To Heal the World : the Role of Mercy. Dr Gemma Simmonds gave us an fascinating paper on Mercy,  taking inspiration from Scripture and literature, particularly Shakespeare.  This was followed by a lively ‘conversation’ about  Mercy from a Jewish and Christian ...

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  The Challenges facing Interfaith Dialogue in the 21st Century – Parkes Institute Debate The Challenges facing Interfaith Dialo...

  In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Parkes Library being transferred to the University of Southampton and the creation of the Parkes Institute for Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations leading representatives and scholars of Judaism, Christianity and Islam took part in a panel deba...

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Biblical Reflections

REFLECTIONS ON THE READINGS FOR THE 13th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR, CYCLE C REFLECTIONS ON THE READINGS FOR THE 13th...

1 Kings 19:16, 19-21;    Psalm 15:1-2a, 5, 7-11;   Galatians 5:1, 13-18;   Luke 9:51-62   After the prophet Elijah’s meeting with God on Mount Horeb, he is given three specific things to do in order to further God’s cause.  In fact...

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Encounters in Sion

Muslim Perspectives on Mercy – Dr Achmad Achtar (Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Heythrop College) Muslim Perspectives on Mercy – Dr Achmad...

 On the 29 of April, Dr Achtar was welcomed for a talk at the Sion Centre of Dialogue and Encounter in Baswyater. The lecture was a part of the celebration of the Year of Mercy in Catholic Church. In January 2016 we heard the Catholic perspective on Mercy by fr. Donizetti NDS, in Febr...

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The Day of Prayer, Sunday 17th April 2016. The Day of Prayer, Sunday 17th April 201...

The Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life will be celebrated on Sunday 17th April 2016. It flows from the broader culture of vocation, and is when the universal Church asks the Lord to send more labourers to the harvest as priests and religious. The theme&nbs...

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Sion Schools’ Team Meeting 2016 Sion Schools’ Team Meeting 2016

March 11th – 18th 2016  We were delighted to welcome the Sion Schools’ Team to the Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter.  The Sisters of Sion have a network of schools throughout the Congregation and the Schools’ team are a group of Sisters and teachers w...

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Centres’ Meeting Centres’ Meeting

15th January 2016   Our meeting is coming to an end, and we are busy making practical plans for linking and networking with each other.  We are excited by the possibilities of closer links between us and with the whole congregation.   January 11th 2016.    ...

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New Vatican Document New Vatican Document

Sunday 31st January 2016   On this Sunday afternoon a large group gathered to reflect and discuss the new document from the Vatican on Catholic Jewish Relations : ‘The Gifts and the Calling of God are Irrevocable’ (Romans 11 : 29).    The afternoon was led ...

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Jewish/Christian News

Pope Sends Passover Message to Rome's Jewish Community Pope Sends Passover Message to Rome...

Pope Francis has sent a message to the Jewish community of Rome as it prepares to celebrate the feast of Passover. To the Chief Rabbi of Rome, Doctor Riccardo Di Segni, In remembering with renewed gratitude our meeting on 17th January, when I was cordially welcomed by you and by th...

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THE 23rd INTERNATIONAL CATHOLIC-JEWISH LIAISON COMMITTEE MEETING THE 23rd INTERNATIONAL CATHOLIC-JEW...

JOINT DECLARATION. Warsaw, April 4-7, 2016 The 23rd meeting of the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee (ILC) took place in Warsaw, 4-7 April 2016. The ILC is the entity, created in 1971, formalizing the establishment of the official relationship between the Holy See and the ...

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Scrolls found in secret Warsaw ghetto synagogue Scrolls found in secret Warsaw ghet...

March 24    POLAND:   The three Books of Esther scrolls survived the liquidation of the ghetto following the 1943 uprising and remained hidden until recently, when the collapse of a wall in an old building revealed the synagogue. Three Books of Esther scrolls that su...

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A REFLECTION ON THEOLOGICAL QUESTIONS PERTAINING  TO CATHOLIC–JEWISH RELATIONS ON THE OCCASION OF THE  50TH ANNIVERSARY OF "NOSTRA AETATE" (NO.4) A REFLECTION ON THEOLOGICAL QUESTIO...

Please click the link below to read the new Vatican statement on Catholic Jewish Relations.   "THE GIFTS AND THE CALLING  OF GOD ARE IRREVOCABLE"  (Rom 11:29) A REFLECTION ON THEOLOGICAL QUESTIONS PERTAINING  TO CATHOLIC–JEWISH RELATIONS ON THE OCCASI...

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Orthodox Rabbinic Statement on Christianity Orthodox Rabbinic Statement on Chri...

Please find below the Orthodox Rabbinic Statement on Christianity from December 3, 2015   To Do the Will of Our Father in Heaven: Toward a Partnership between Jews and Christians   After nearly two millennia of mutual hostility and alienation, we Orthodox Rabbis who lead...

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