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The Hope 08 ecumenical initiatitive is all about 'new ardour'. The idea is that Churches do more, do it together, and do it with word and deed.

WHAT IS ‘NEW EVANGELISATION’?

"Look to the future with commitment to a New Evangelization, one that is new in its ardour, new in its methods, and new in its means of expression."
(Pope John Paul II to Bishops of Latin America, Haiti, 1983).

New in its ardour:

New in its methods, and new in its means of expression….

The upcoming 'YFaith' website for tweenagers is a good example of a new method of evangelisation.

 

“As the Pope has said so many times, a new evangelisation needs to be new in its ardour, in its methods, and in its means of expression. In other words a new urgency because cultural change has been so drastic in its impact, a new approach because we can no longer rely on an inheritance of sacramental-focussed faith between one generation and another, and creative ways of communication and of community living because that is where faith needs fresh embodiment.”
(Fr Michael Paul Gallagher, SJ, Address to the Bishops of England and Wales. October 2002, Guernsey.)

The rest of this site is packed with ideas for new methods and new expressions. It's particularly worth looking at our on-line directory of the various initiatives to be found in the england and Wales.