DISCUSSION GUIDE Issue of 3-11-18


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1.         What does DACA stand for?

2.         Why is DACA a hot topic for our government leaders?

3.         Considering what Jesus teaches about welcoming the stranger, do you believe these young people who came to America with their parents should be allowed to stay in the country? Why/why not?

4.         Name some of the reasons some people might feel a need to leave their homelands.

5.         Do you believe people should have a simplified path to legal citizenship in the United States?

6.         What does it mean when it’s said that we are a nation of immigrants?



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1.         What does the term ‘diversity’ mean?

2.         What are some of the many ways we are a diverse nation?

3.         Talk about situations when it might benefit you to see things from another’s perspective.

4.         Do you enjoy learning about different cultures? Share something from your cultural background.

5.         Discuss how life would be if every person in the world was exactly the same in every way.



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1.         What does St. Paul mean when he writes: ‘If I speak in human and angelic tongues, but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbol.’

2.         How does Jesus call us to share love with others?

3.         Lent calls us to acts of charity – acts of love. How might we show our love toward others this Lent?

4.         Pope Francis talks about the value of really seeing the faces of others. Who are some of the people in our lives whose faces we tend not to see at times?

5.         What does Christian charity recognize? Discuss.

6.         St. Paul urges us to turn toward love? What are some of the things we should turn from this Lent?



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1.         What did Professor Gabriel Reynolds come to discuss with this group at St. Paul parish?

2.         Who, in the Islamic tradition, was Mohammad?

3.         What is the Qur’an? When was it written and how is it divided?

4.         Who are some of the same characters that appear in both the Bible and the Qur’an?

5.         Do you think it is important to know and understand other religions and respect the belief of others? Do you think this is a way to affect peace in the world?



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1.         What is the Bible? How was it composed and over what timespan?

2.         What are the two main parts of the Bible?

3.         Do you find it amazing that the Bible has endured and that its message is still relevant through the centuries? Why do you think that is?

4.         What does God have to do with the Bible?

5.         Which is your favorite Bible story and why?

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