The Communion of Saints is not a term which comes readily to a Quaker's tongue. But an encounter with two Friends – one living and one three centuries dead - has prompted me to look past the difficulty of these words in search of their true meaning.
Eucharistic sharing and the development of goods in community can help to reshape what we mean by globalisation in a divided and unequal world, says a recent consultation of three Christian Communions.
Three Christian traditions have prepared a joint statement saying that their shared Eucharistic vision is an ethical one through which "our churches may seek to transform the dehumanizing effects of economic, social, and cultural globalization."
A diverse group of prominent lay Catholics - including 11 former ambassadors and former chairmen of the Republican and Democratic National Committees - have called for a more civil tone to replace the 'divisive rhetoric and partisan attacks that define' national political debates in the US.