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Monday, 09 April 2018 17:02

Easter hope the foundation for CRA National Assembly 2018 theme

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1712RuthDurick 150The CRA National Assembly for 2018 has as its theme: 'Religious in Australia: Evolving with Hope', a theme which highlights the expectation of a future that will be different, writes CRA President Sr Ruth Durick osu.

In this Easter Season we hear the wonderful accounts from the Acts of the Apostles of the early Christian churches. They were struggling communities, trying to find their way in a society which had strung up their leader and made a public example of him. It is significant that the Church gives us the opportunity during the Easter season each year to hear again the account of the early church and its formation.

CRA National Assembly 2018 Amended flyer 350If Easter is about anything it is about hope – to be found in darkness and death as much as in life and light. The rich symbols of Easter – the washing of the feet, body broken and blood outpoured, the quietness of the tomb, the fire, the water, the light, being called by name – remind us of our incorporation through baptism into the life of Christ and our call to be the hands, the feet, the face of Christ in our world. Easter truly immerses us into the evolution of life and love.

‘Evolving with hope’ is the theme of CRA’s National Assembly this year. This highlights the expectation of a future which will be different, a future which may contain signs of the present or may be a disruptive moment in our evolution.

It is a call to look to the future, perhaps from a different standpoint – not the standpoint of diminishment and loss, although these are very real, but from the standpoint of hope. Our role is to engage with hope, to create open spaces of vulnerability for new life to emerge, for different expressions to develop, new partnerships to be forged, to recognise the movement of the Spirit within our life and our world.

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