Social commentary

Brexit: leaving my tribe & re-joining the community – by Julian Dale

Are you in my Tribe? Before the Brexit vote, I spent several months trying to decide what was for the best. On balance, I decided that Remaining in the EU would be better. But then a weird thing happened. The nuanced decision that I had struggled to make suddenly became a certainty and Remainers became my… Continue reading Brexit: leaving my tribe & re-joining the community – by Julian Dale

Social commentary

Painting My Protest – by Susan White

The Defence Security Equipment International (DSEI) is the world’s largest arms fair. Over 30,000 people attend from over 50 countries, including representatives from some of the most oppressive regimes in the world. It takes place in the docklands, in the East End of London. This area was the most heavily bombed part of the UK… Continue reading Painting My Protest – by Susan White

Ethics & Christian living

Purpose and hope: how faith has changed me – by Andrew Ryland

About 2 years ago I wrote a blog post about how I became a Christian. My intention was mainly to be transparent about why I chose this path with family, friends, colleagues and those in my social networks. I hoped to inspire a few people along the way. I had an amazing and overwhelmingly positive… Continue reading Purpose and hope: how faith has changed me – by Andrew Ryland

Ethics & Christian living

Friendship is the answer to hatred and violence – by Dave Andrews

When I was last in Christchurch, I went to the Masjid Al Noor mosque. I sat at the back on a chair with the older believers during their Friday prayers. It was these believers who were specially targeted and systematically slaughtered by Brenton Tarrant this week. At the time of writing, I do not know… Continue reading Friendship is the answer to hatred and violence – by Dave Andrews

Ethics & Christian living

I love being a dad, its being a son that I’ve struggled with – by Michael Palin

I have been reflecting for a number of years on what it means to be a dad. But to do this, I have had to work through the struggles I have faced in being a son. It wasn’t that I didn’t get along with my dad. It was more that he didn’t really do ‘dad… Continue reading I love being a dad, its being a son that I’ve struggled with – by Michael Palin

Social commentary

Labelling ‘Leave’ voters as racist is wrong – by Danny Kuhrt

My grandparents, who have lived in London almost their entire lives, voted to leave the European Union last year. They have also been accepting and open-minded towards people of all cultures, beliefs and ethnicities. These two facts seem to clash with many people today. Stereotyping It has become ingrained in many people that a vote… Continue reading Labelling ‘Leave’ voters as racist is wrong – by Danny Kuhrt

Theology & Church

Beauty arising from the ashes of despair – by James Mercer

Behind All Saints’ church in Harrow Weald, North London, a woodland has been transformed into a Forest School for local children. It is only a few hundred yards from a busy London road, but for the children who visit the school established within the woods, it is a place of magic and surprise. The small,… Continue reading Beauty arising from the ashes of despair – by James Mercer

Theology & Church

The Way of Love – by Simon Hall

I reckon most people can get to this point with me... There was a man from Nazareth in Galilee, who taught that love was the only law, and that God was returning to make the world right. He showed his miraculous love by befriending and healing those whose sickness or position in society made them outcasts.… Continue reading The Way of Love – by Simon Hall

Theology & Church

Grace in the face of oppression: what I saw in Egypt – by Martin Kuhrt

Land of the Nile, pyramids, the Valley of the Kings, a centre of early Christianity; Egypt well deserves its status as ‘a cradle of civilisation’. But its glories do not all lie in its past. Its fast growing, population of roughly 100 million people is among the most youthful in the world, with a staggering… Continue reading Grace in the face of oppression: what I saw in Egypt – by Martin Kuhrt

Theology & Church

Seeking Francis and finding renewal in Assisi – by Danny Daly

Last month I was fortunate enough to be part of a group undertaking an Ignatian Pilgrimage of Rome. Before joining them, however, I had decided to spend a couple of days by myself in Assisi. 'Francis effect' I have been influenced by a Francis effect, generated by the Pope choosing to take Francis as his… Continue reading Seeking Francis and finding renewal in Assisi – by Danny Daly