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The Gifts and the Calling of God are Irrevocable

Commission for Religious Relationships with the Jews

Henry Wansbrough

survey of the importance of the concept of the Word of God in both Judaism and Christianity. The quotation from Pope Francis in #24 is valuable for its succinctness, ‘The Christian confessions find their unity in Christ, Judaism finds its unity in the

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Valentina Napolitano

This article explores the tension between Pope Francis as a ‘trickster’ and as a much-needed reformer of the Catholic Church at large. He is an exemplar of the longue durée of an embodied ‘Atlantic Return’ from the Americas to the ‘heart’ of Catholicism (Rome and the Vatican), with its ambivalent, racialized history. Through the mobilization of material religion, sensuous mediations, and the case of the Lampedusa crosses in particular, I engage with an anthropological analysis of Francis as a Criollo and the first-ever Jesuit pope. Examining Francis’s papacy overlapping racial and ethico-political dimensions, I identify coordinates around which the rhetorical, affective, and charismatic force of Francis as a Criollo has been actualized—between, most crucially, proximity and distance, as well as pastoral versus theological impulses. This article advances an understanding of Francis that emerges from a study of the conjuncture of affective fields, political theology, racialized aesthetics, and mediatic interface.

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Imagining Futures of Energy

Views from Central Asia

Markus S. Schulz

with Pope Francis’s recently published encyclical Laudatio Si , in which he emphasized a responsible stewardship of nature. A special pavilion was dedicated to an exposition of “Best Practices” selected from an international competition. It displayed a

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Nigel Dodd

obsession with money as symptomatic of a pathological society. Even Pope Francis joined the chorus of complaint against the cultural damage that can be inflicted by money, lambasting neo-liberalism as the “dictatorship of the economy without purpose nor a

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‘Refugees Are Welcome Here!’

How Public Opinion Got Ahead of Government in Summer 2015 and Stayed There

Maurice Wren

change in the UK, as has the visible leadership shown by Angela Merkel, Justin Trudeau in Canada, Pope Francis and, closer to home, by Nicola Sturgeon and the devolved governments in Wales and Northern Ireland. I would also suggest that the alacrity with

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Interfaith Families

A Christian Perspective

Ulrike Dross-Gehring

must agree with these conditions. 8 Nonetheless, Pope Francis wrote in his encyclical Amoris Laetitia : ‘Marriages of different faiths represent a privileged place for interfaith dialogue’. But in the Pope's opinion, these marriages ‘bring with them

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Nefissa Naguib, Pauline Peters, Nancy Ries, Murray Garde, Zhiying Ma, and Frédéric Keck

realities. Coming back to Bourdieu, and quoting Pope Francis, Hage notes that the ecological crisis has transformed generalized domestication from a symbolic violence to an orthodoxy, which can be contested by other modes of thinking and being in the

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Every Campus A Refuge

A Small College’s Engagement with Refugee Resettlement

Diya Abdo and Krista Craven

In September 2015, witnessing the escalating numbers of Syrian refugees fleeing and perishing in search of a safe haven in Europe, Pope Francis called on every European parish to host a refugee family. While his call embodies the concept of “radical

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John Eade

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Exceptionalism and Necropolitical Security Dynamics in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Tomas Salem

the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, the 2007 Pan American Games, and the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and visit by Pope Francis profoundly influenced urban development in Rio de Janeiro. Events like the FIFA World Cup and the Olympics contributed to