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The Annual Cycle in our lives: What does the New Year mean for us?

Some four thousand years ago, Babylonian culture celebrated the new year at the beginning of spring in our contemporary month of March. Since that time, various societies have based their year on the movement of both the moon and the sun.  Europe (along with those countries who trace their roots

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In the Silence

This month, contributors to the magazine converse with silence.

In our Community Catechesis section, Phil Barnett writes about the Christian contemplative tradition and introduces readers to spiritual practices of silence. Kirsten Pinto-Gfroerer meditates on silence amid suffering—on “trusting silence” which may sit with pain. Allison Abra and Matthew Bowman are interviewed about St John’s College’s efforts to house Ukrainian refugees and the gift of enlivenment that the college’s guests have brought amidst the quiet isolation of the pandemic. Finally, Theo Robinson challenges readers to consider “silent voices,” those persons whose voices are suppressed through means subtle and direct, and consider how we might speak up for all.

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