In the midst of this crisis in which we live, we want to share with you some good weekly news, news of hope, important or simple acts and gestures that unite us as a community of men and women of faith-driven by the force of hope.
Bernice King: The Pope and my father, united in the same dream
Just after Freedom Day, celebrated by African Americans with particular emotion after the killing of George Floyd, Martin Luther King’s daughter reflects with Vatican Media on the nonviolent battle for equality and underlines the particular harmony between Pope Francis and her father.
Five people are a step closer to sainthood
In an audience with Cardinal Becciu, Pope Francis authorizes the Decrees that will give the Church 4 Blesseds, representing the continents of South America and Europe, and highlighting their service to the poor, to the nations and to young people.
Nostrae aetate: Opening the path to interreligious dialogue
In the past, there was discussion about the interpretation of the conciliar texts. Now, the Vatican documents themselves are sometimes being called into question. Let’s look back at a document that has left its mark on the history of the Church.
The artist who created a ‘new economy’ built on trust and generosity
“I thought it has to be able to shift work quite quickly and it has to work within a culture of trust and generosity,” says Burrows. “The idea I came up with was simple: you post work on Instagram for no more than £200 and when you reach £1,000 of sales you have to buy another artist’s work.”
Could regular volunteering be the key to a long and healthy life?
A new study by Harvard University adds weight to the idea that being altruistic can help us live longer. Altruistic acts such as volunteering could help us live longer, according to new research published by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
They will change lives’: the micro houses tackling homelessness in Cambridge
In the shadows of its famous university, people are living rough in Cambridge. A new housing project aims to address that. An affordable housing project delayed by coronavirus will launch next week, providing secure accommodation to rough sleepers in Cambridge, where the high cost of living has pushed people onto the street.
Renewal: why clean energy should power the ‘new normal’
Putting nature and climate at the heart of the nation’s recovery makes economic sense, say business leaders – and the public wants to see action, too
‘Cities have been invaded by cars. Now they are being liberated’
Private vehicles are being designed out of urban areas with encouraging results for communities and businesses.
On the header, Bernice Albertine King in an audience with Pope Francis (12 March, 2018), retrieved from https://www.vaticannews.va/en/world/news/2020-06/interview-bernice-albertine-king-george-floyd-discrimination.html