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  1. 1. What is Christianity?
  2. 2. <ul><li>Religion is not a dull, grim drive towards moral virtue but a response to a vision of greatness… </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Green </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>MONTREAL </li></ul>
  4. 30. <ul><li>MONTREAL…ONE OF THE HIGHEST SUICIDE RATES IN THE WORLD…YOUTH ALIENATION…UNEMPLOYMENT… </li></ul><ul><li>CBC NEWS-AFTER DAWSON SCHOOL SHOOTINGS </li></ul>
  5. 34. <ul><li>(IN)FAMOUS CHRISTIANS </li></ul>
  6. 44. Dietrich Bonhoeffer <ul><li>IPA:  (1906-1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian </li></ul><ul><li>participant in the German Resistance movement against Nazism </li></ul><ul><li>a founding member of the Confessing Church </li></ul>
  7. 45. <ul><li>He was involved in plots planned by members of the Abwehr (the German Military Intelligence Office) to assassinate Adolf Hitler. </li></ul>
  8. 46. <ul><li>He was arrested in March 1943, imprisoned, and eventually executed by hanging. </li></ul>
  9. 48. <ul><li>One of the great prime ministers of Canada, Trudeau was a Roman Catholic, and attended church throughout his life. </li></ul>
  10. 49. <ul><li>While mostly private about his beliefs, he made it clear that he was a believer, stating, in an interview with the United Church Observer in 1971: “I believe in life after death, I believe in God and I’m a Christian.” </li></ul>
  11. 50. <ul><li>Trudeau's most enduring legacy may lie in his contribution to Canadian nationalism, and of pride in Canada in and for itself rather than as a derivative of the British Commonwealth. </li></ul>
  12. 52. <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OSCAR ROMERO </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 53. <ul><li>As archbishop, he witnessed ongoing violations of human rights and started a group which spoke out on behalf of the poor and victims of the country's civil war. </li></ul>
  14. 54. <ul><li>In 1980, he was assassinated by a right-wing group headed by former major Roberto D’Aubuisson as he held the consecrated host up during a Mass. </li></ul>
  15. 55. <ul><li>This provoked international outcry for reform in El Salvador. </li></ul>
  16. 57. <ul><li>CATHOLIC SOCIAL ACTIVIST </li></ul><ul><li>DOROTHY DAY </li></ul>
  17. 58. <ul><li>Born in 1897, she was raised in a nominally Protestant family and became a Roman Catholic in 1928. </li></ul>
  18. 59. <ul><li>One of her early memories was the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and how her mother offered help to quake victims. </li></ul>
  19. 60. <ul><li>She rejected organized religion in college because she didn't see so-called &quot;religious people&quot; helping the poor . </li></ul>
  20. 61. <ul><li>She first went to jail with a group of women’s rights activists in 1917 who were demonstrating at the White House in favor of giving women voting rights. </li></ul>
  21. 62. <ul><li>She had an abortion in a failed relationship when she was 22 years old. </li></ul>
  22. 63. <ul><li>The birth of her daughter Tamar in 1926, within a common-law marriage, brought her great joy and happiness, and led to her final embrace of the Catholic faith. </li></ul>
  23. 64. <ul><li>She was a single parent who supported herself as a free-lance journalist. </li></ul>
  24. 65. <ul><li>She and a group of women fasted for ten days in 1963 in Rome, at Vatican Council II, wanting the bishops to condemn all war. They did condemn nuclear war. </li></ul>
  25. 66. <ul><li>Her gravestone has engraved on it a design of loaves and fishes and the words &quot;Deo Gratias&quot; (&quot;thanks be to God&quot;). </li></ul>
  26. 68. <ul><li>CHRISTIANITY, UNDER THE BANNER BY SOME, HAS NOT ALWAYS HAD A POSITIVE IMPACT- SOMETIMES THE IMPACT HAS BEEN DEVASTATING </li></ul>
  27. 69. <ul><li>15th century painting of Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont, where he preached an impassioned sermon to take back the Holy Land. </li></ul>

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