Sion News

47th Cardinal Bea Memorial Lecture 47th Cardinal Bea Memorial Lecture

  Jews, Christians and the Reformation :  Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in the context of the Jewish Christian Relationship   Speakers :  Rabbi Sybil Sheridah Rabbi at the West London Synagogue Dr Volker Haarmann&...

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„Go and proclaim!“ 2017 „Go and proclaim!“ 2017

Closing our canonical year and beginning of the apostolic year  “I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you ha...

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Biblical Reflections

REFLECTIONS ON THE READINGS FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER, CYCLE A REFLECTIONS ON THE READINGS FOR THE SECO...

Acts 2: 42-47;  Psalm 117:2-4,13a,14,22-24, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31   From Easter to Pentecost we celebrate the presence of the risen Christ in the early Church.  In our Sunday liturgy during this time, the first reading is always from the Acts of the Apostles where w...

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Encounters in Sion

Holocaust Memorial Day. SCDE Holocaust Memorial Day. SCDE

  Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter.  29th January 2017 The Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter was privileged to host an afternoon with Bob and Ann Kirk.  Bob and Ann told their own individual stories of coming to England on the Kindertransport.  They ...

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Sisters of Sion Regional Assembly in London Sisters of Sion Regional Assembly in Lon...

Last weekend, (10th – 13th November) the Sisters of Sion in the UK / Ireland  region met here for their  Regional Assembly.  Earlier in the year  three of the sisters had attended our General Chapter in Brazil, and this weekend they shared with us the life and wor...

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Spirituality days in London 14-16th September Spirituality days in London 14-16th Sept...

Mercy – notes on the Spirituality days in London 14-16th September Today is the feast of St Matthew the evangelist and the reading has the message “I ask for mercy not sacrifice” and this is a fitting introduction to the days we shared together in London. &n...

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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

Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF ENGLAND AND WALES Committee for Catholic Jewish Relations       Holocaust Memorial Day     27th January 2017       “How Can Life Go On?”           “For...

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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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