It would be wrong to say that the recent escalating attacks on Christians in general, and Copts in particular, in Egypt are a new thing. There is a long history of intolerance towards minorities. But the intensity and ferocity of what is happening right now cannot be overlooked.
Following hot on the heels of 'Business for the other 99%' at St John's Church this evening is an important session that is part of the joint Quaker and Just Festival lecture series, looking at Ethics in the economy in relation to peace building.
It was the Occupy movement world wide that first coined the phrase "the one per cent" to denote the very small number of exceptionally powerful people who make far too many of the decisions about how our world runs.
Another performance not to miss at Just Festival 2013 is the Glasgow Gospel Choir, who are singing their hearts out at St John's Church tonight (Saturday 17th August, 6pm) to raise money and awareness for Africa.
A South African dimension to Just Festival 2013 in Edinburgh has been re-inforced by the presence of the enchanting Soweto Melodic voices, who are here with particular backing from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
Belonging(s)? Migration in theological perspective
'Belonging(s)? Migration in theological perspective' is the title of a consultation to be held on 31 August 2013 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM in Berne, Switzerland, under the auspices of the World Council of Churches.