Highlights for June

Book asks ‘who is my neighbor?’

Review by Solange De Santis

Jesus often spoke in parables, reducing complex ideas to straightforward stories that his listeners would understand.

Jennifer Grant’s “Maybe I Can Love My Neighbor Too,” a large-format book with jaunty illustrations by Benjamin Schipper, follows the same principle.

In Grant’s previous book, “Maybe God Is Like That Too,” a boy notices examples of virtues such as kindness and patience in the city where he lives and thinks, “maybe God is like that too,” concluding that “maybe I can be like that too.”

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Then-Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, right, and Cardinal Walter Kasper, then-President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, walk to an ecumenical reception at the 2008 Lambeth Conference. (Photo/ACNS)
Archbishop of Canterbury invites ecumenical observers to 2020 Lambeth Conference

From Anglican Communion News Service

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is inviting leaders of other Christian churches to send observers to next year’s Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops. Invitations are being extended to a greater number of Pentecostal and Evangelical churches and bodies than at previous Lambeth Conferences. A conference spokesperson said that this was to “recognize their importance in the changing face of world Christianity.”

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