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March 9th 2019

Out of the ashes of our lives…

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A guest blog by Dave Tomlinson for our ASH WEDNESDAY service   Lent is a very ancient practice in the church created as a fast in preparation for Easter. In the early centuries of the church it lasted no more than a few days. It wasn’t until the fourth century…

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…