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August 22, 2005

Brother Roger

The murder of Brother Roger, founder of the Taizé, community in Eastern France brings a remarkable end to a remarkable life. Brother Roger's concern for developing spirituality lead him to establish prayer groups committed to peace and reconciliation in Poland, East Germany and Hungary before the fall of communism, based in both Protestant and Catholic circles became a significant catalyst amongst younger folk for change. The Taizé prayer movement now spans the globe.

Brother Roger was also a driving force behind World Youth Day, held this week in Cologne, and recently announced as coming to Australia in 2007.

His amazing capacity to touch people across denominations and outside the traditional church makes him a unique man of God.

Posted by gary at August 22, 2005 11:17 PM

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