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December 9 - Demographic Shift: Where Have All the Christians Gone?
Article: Signs Of The Last Times
Where have all the Christians gone? According to
Pew Research, in 1900, eight out 10 Christians were living in Europe and North
America. Today, the map demographics has been completely scrambled. In Latin
America alone, there are 517 million Christians. In Africa, 411 million. Asia
tallies 351 million. Once a global powerhouse of Christianity,
Europe is home to an ever-shrinking 553 million (expected to drop to 480 million
by 2050,) while Northern America has 275 million.
"One of the weaknesses of traditional,
ecumenical instruments and organizations is that they just work with
denominations," said Grandberg-Michaelson.
"Some of the newer models are really trying to figure out how
do we draw independent churches, especially like the growth of mega-churches
around the world. How can we draw them into more of an intentional fellowship?"
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December 19 - Pope Francis and his invitation to dialogue with Islam
Article: Ecumenical Movement - Other Religions Uniting With Roman Catholics
Exhortation "Evangelii gaudium" is often presented as Pope Francis' pastoral
program, delivered a few months into his pontificate. It reveals the open,
friendly, positive and joyful soul of this Pope in his attempt to spread the
Christian message in today's world. In his Evangelii gaudium, the Pope is
very positive which is really beneficial in our globalized society.
A. EXEGENCIES OF A
GENUINE DIALOGUE 1 . Truth and Love (No. 250)
The first thing to be detected
in n. 250 is what is being said about "an
attitude of openness in truth and in love " that should characterize
relations with other religions . This is important for our global society in
which we are in frequent contact with members of different religions.
The Pope underlines that
the correct path for encounter and dialogue
requires both "love and truth": there is no truth in the hardening of
positions, there is no love in ambiguous and vague
communication. This is the correct, balanced attitude, that is often lacking
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