Jill Segger's blog

A death in the square and the light which will never go out

There are times when the need to report and comment on large scale events can seem overwhelming.

A tragic death and the need for reflection

Ask almost anyone – yourself included – are you an independent thinker or do you follow the herd?

Taking a knee, white poppies, conscience and coercion

Respect for freedom of conscience and tolerance of dissent are among the hallmarks of a go

Turbulent times and the sound of a thin silence

This is National Quaker week and the 2017 theme is 'In turbulent times...be a Quaker'.

The Rural Coffee Caravan and the economy of the common good

The countryside and villages of Suffolk are archetypally English.

Of statues and stumbling stones

As a child, I absorbed the idea that patriotic statues – like flags – rarely led to much good.

Swaggering words and the Commonwealth of Heaven

“Actions speak louder than words”. “ Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”.

BBC salaries, the market and moral agency

There is an instinctive sense among most of us that income is a private matter.

How the poor die – and how power must learn from their lives

In 1929, George Orwell was admitted to a public hospital in Paris.

Armed Forces Day and the quieter voice

It seems that just as 'poppy facism' is beginning to lose its sway over our consciences and behaviours, Armed Forces Day may be being groomed to take its place.