It suits the current political climate to perpetuate a narrative that poor people are poor because they don’t work hard. The growing gulf between the haves and the have nots in our world is bad for society. Monkeys just do it faster.
There is a fashion at the moment for videoing yourself doing unusual things and uploading it to youtube. They are everywhere but Upworthy share these types of video at an almost hourly rate. Often they highlight issues within our society that should cause us great shame like the plight of the poor or homeless. Here
It has been an interesting week for Church of England clergy and the poor in the newspapers. Revd Simon Cross is undertaking a 40 day hunger strike fast through lent to highlight the plight of the poor in the United Kingdom. In a national move to mark the beginning of lent, 27 Bishops penned an
I don’t think I need to write an article about our international aid budget do I?
I’m always cutting edge and up to date, never several days behind. No no no. I recorded The Big Benefits Row the other night because I’d had a bad day. A well informed individual from the local area was using Facebook to inform everyone that Foodbanks were just a way for “trendy, dogooder, left wing,
Last night I watched QI and it was all about happiness. The wonderful thing about QI is that every 30 seconds you have your perceptions challenged. You look at the TV and say “Eh, what, really“? What made me do the double take last night? Stephen Fry said that there is a 10% wider gap
There is something wonderful about the way George Guiver CR embodies his vocation as a monk in a way that enables him to speak so freely about the nature of The Church TM. I’m currently reading his new book Vision upon Vision: Processes of Change and Renewal in Christian Worship. I was so struck by
Of course Christianity is not political so we’re not allowed to make a stand against oppression.
Robb asked me to contribute to his blog because a lot of his recent writings about identy are the culmination of years of conversations we have had together. I remember as a teenager starting to read ‘The Imitation of Christ’ by the Christian mystic Thomas á Kempis, and giving up after about 4 pages due