Archbishop Julian Leow Beng Kim of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia said at his installation, that Malaysia stands at a crossroads. It’s story, he said, should not be “about competing with each other, to see who is first, who is more superior or who is more successful, but our strength as a… Read More »National Strength in Option for the Poor
preferential option for the poor
Cardinal Quevedo acknowledges that it is often difficult for people, and whole institutions, to shift their centre of gravity towards the poor. Does fear of insecurity stop me from doing this? What else might stop me? When I am in solidarity with the poor, do I sense a closeness to… Read More »A Church of the Poor
Who are the most vulnerable in your society? Do they have a voice in public policy discussions? How does your faith community go about listening to them?
Humility, presence, dialogue, simplicity of life, communion with the poor – does this sound like Pope Francis? How would you describe the witness of an authentic Christian life?
Do you see sensitivity to God’s presence in the poor, in cultures and in religious traditions as part of dialogue? How might we cultivate humility and sensitivity in the practice of dialogue?
How do you see saving power at work in the lives of poor people? What might it mean to put them at the centre of the Church and it’s evangelising mission?