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The Scriptures Thought for the day Published on 30 Sep 2020 Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ. St Jerome  Image: a bible

Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ.

St Jerome.

Today is the Feast of St Jerome. 

Pope Francis: “Wealth can force us to build walls. Jesus, instead, invites His disciples to transform goods and riches into relationships, because people are worth more than things, they are more valuable than any riches we possess.”
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- Stan Muyebe OP
Small-scale farmers need much more than a bailout

The financial stimulus package for businesses in distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic is the South African Government’s strategy to begin the process of economic recovery. Small-scale farmers received only a meagre percentage of these funds. Stan Muyebe, from the Justice and Peace Commission, under the auspices of the Southern African Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), calls for the transformation of the food supply chain to stimulate rural development and provide greater access for small-scale agricultural producers.

Continue reading Small-scale farmers need much more than a bailout at spotlight.africa.

- Matthew Charlesworth SJ
Thoughts on Guy Ferrer’s “T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E.”

Matthew Charlesworth visited his former high school, where he encountered an artistic composition that prompted a deeper spiritual reflection. The artwork calls for greater religious tolerance, but Charlesworth suggests that it reveals a far more encompassing image of God and the spiritual quest that necessarily values a tolerance that must lead us towards genuine fraternity.

“T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E.”, by sculptor and artist Guy Ferrer, is composed of nine bronze sculptures, each representing a letter of the word “tolerance” and depicting aspects of a religion, belief or spirituality.

Continue reading Thoughts on Guy Ferrer’s “T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E.” at spotlight.africa.

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