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December 18th 2018

Reimagining hospitality through myth-telling

Jo Winsloe-Slater

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Guest blog by Bruna Kadletz, Associate Fellow of St Ethelburga’s and Director and co-founder of Circles of Hospitality in Brazil “In the cherry blossom’s shade there’s no such thing as a stranger.”   Kobayashi Issa On Sunday, November 25th, thousands of asylum seekers from Central America walked toward the American border….

November 8th 2018

Caring for Calais’ Forgotten: Harnessing the Power of Unity

Jo Winsloe-Slater

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Guest blog by Elizabeth Arif-Fear who volunteered in Calais with the Sacred Activism Programme  There’s a powerful Swahili proverb that says: “Unity is strength, division is weakness”. What a simple yet prominent thought! The concept of “strength in numbers” is something that most of us would definitely agree is a…

November 8th 2018

St Ethelburga’s Feast Day

Jo Winsloe-Slater

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Jo Winsloe

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Every year we throw open our doors to celebrate St Ethelburga’s Feast Day with friends and neighbours.  At this year’s service a warm and poignant address was given by Revd Dave Tomlinson. “Ethelburga left behind no great treatise on Christian doctrine…but a legacy of compassion and social justice.  Actually, this…