War & Terror, Peace & Hope: Essays on Solidarity and Compassion
|Author: Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP||Year: 2018|
|Publisher: St Pauls Publications Australia||Pages: 128|
Anthony Fisher’s years as a bishop have paralleled the era of modern terrorism. On too many occasions he has had to preach at liturgies following fresh acts of terrorism and violence, such as the Lindt Café siege in Sydney, and on the anniversaries of earlier atrocities and military battles. This book contains a collection of homilies and talks given on such occasions. While not shying away from the horrors of war and terror, Archbishop Fisher finds hope in the goodwill at the heart of humanity and calls for respectful dialogue, honest ecumenism and just legal frameworks.
He explores the psychology and spirituality of maintaining Easter hope amidst Lenten experience. While religion is often seen as a root cause of war and terror, he insists that true reverence for God and the things of God helps build community rather than divide.
Anthony Fisher O.P. is Archbishop of Sydney, Australia.