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Infanticide…and other Christmas themes

This morning, I watched my five year old daughter make her acting debut in her school Nativity Play.  It had everything to be expected – excitable shepherds, pretty Angels, proud parents and a clip-clopping Donkey.  It was cute, fun and everyone had a good time. It's important to remember though that Nativity Plays, like Children's Bibles,… Continue reading Infanticide…and other Christmas themes

Homelessness

Why acceptance isn’t enough – a reflection on the nativity and homelessness

Christmas is an important time for homeless projects and every year I speak briefly at a handful of concerts and services. This is (roughly) what I said at the beginning of the second half of Divertimento choir's wonderful fundraising concert for us. "Yesterday I was at the Salvation Army carol concert and the evening concluded… Continue reading Why acceptance isn’t enough – a reflection on the nativity and homelessness