Posts Tagged ‘Evangelisation’

Pope emeritus clarifies relationship between Jews and Christians Comments 0

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

The relationship between Jews and Christians is the subject of a correction Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has published in theological magazine “Communio.” He was responding to a newspaper article alleging he favoured missionising the Jews and called Jewish-Christian dialogue into question. Benedict’s correction affirms Christians are called to a “dialogue” with the Jews rather than a Read more

Faith, food and martial arts celebrated Comments 0

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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Close to two hundred people were fed physically and spiritually at the Family Banquet featuring celebrity chef and priest Father Leo Patalinghug. The charity event was hosted by the Centre for Marriage and Family (CMF) on 10 November in Tawa, near Wellington. The American Filipino-born priest who travels the world sharing the importance of family dinners, Read more

36% of Kiwi children don’t know the Christmas story, so… Comments 0

Monday, November 12th, 2018
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A Bible Society New Zealand (BSNZ) survey conducted by Nielsen in 2015 revealed that 36% of New Zealand Children have never seen, read or heard the story of Jesus’ birth. BSNZ is hoping to reach these children by giving away 85,000 copies of The Well Good News of Christmas. This book is part of Bible Society’s Pass Read more

Trendy new churches poach worshippers from stuffy ones Comments 0

Monday, October 29th, 2018

The Church of England has launched an evangelism drive. Part of its strategy is to attract young agnostics by “planting” churches, an American model where members of a healthy church set up new churches one elsewhere. According to Ric Thorpe, the Bishop of Islington 2,400 church plants are planned by 2030. Continue reading Related Posts:2 Read more

Finding Jesus: Catholic spin on Pokémon Go game released Comments 0

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

A new spin on the location-based augmented reality mobile game Pokémon Go has been released by a Catholic evangelical group. Its creators say the goal is to teach players of all ages about the Catholic faith. “Follow JC Go” was developed by Florida-based Fundación Ramón Pané for World Youth Day 2019, which will take place Read more

Evangelisation isn’t getting people to fall in line—it’s getting them to fall in love Comments 0

Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Ours is an antinomian age. It is a time when people are “spiritual but not religious.” Young people especially are counted among the “nones” who, while believing in God, eschew the doctrines and communal bonds of traditional religion. It is a time of individualism and a distorted notion of conscience that, in practice, becomes indistinguishable Read more

Waste time to form connections with young people Comments 0

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Bishops should waste time to connect with young people, 54 year-old Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Kenya says. Speaking to his fellow bishops at the synod on youth, Mulheria noted: “There’s a lot of fury that goes on in discussing what we should do for the young people, what we should propose to them, what do Read more

Former Khmer Rouge seek forgiveness offered by christianity Comments 0

Monday, July 30th, 2018
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Bishop Enrique Figaredo addressed the Assembly of Catholic Professionals in Brisbane last week, during an Australian tour that included his attendance at Proclaim 2018. Born in Gijon, Spain in 1959, he joined the Society of Jesus he was stationed at refugee camps near the Thai border from 1984-1988. Since 2000 he has been the Apostolic Prefect Read more

Christianity spread in Pacific nations through a top down process Comments 0

Thursday, July 26th, 2018
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After assessing Christian missionary efforts from 1668 to 1950, researchers claim to have found the spread of Christianity in the Pacific was driven more by the influence of political leaders than grassroots empowerment. This challenges one of the most widely cited reasons for Christianity’s popularity, that it spread from the “bottom-up” by empowering lower classes Read more

Restructuring 503 parishes offers evangelisation opportunities Comments 0

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Restructuring 503 parishes – established since the Middle Ages – into 23, may awaken a “revival of lay people,” Archbishop Legrez of Albi says. “They need to become aware of their role in the transmission of the faith. Many still come to church as consumers.” The Archdiocese of Albi is following a general trend among Read more