lent

  • 16 Apr 2014

    So Easter is upon us. But the darkness of Good Friday has to be endured before the time of waiting and the anticipation of resurrection. This is always the Christian story. The ashes and the glory go together - a thought which makes looking back on where we have come from this Lenten season an important part of the continuing journey forward.

  • 1 Apr 2014

    Half a million people are going without adequate food in Britain. The End Hunger Fast initiative, which is being backed by Ekklesia and others, is inviting people across the country to join in with a national day of fasting on 4th April 2014.

  • 28 Mar 2014

    "Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong". This is an epithet attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, said of Nelson Mandela, and central to a Christian understanding of strength as the power of love rather than a love for the kind of power that overwhelms.

  • 21 Mar 2014

    Members of the London Catholic Worker group are organising another vigil outside Wandsworth prison tomorrow (Saturday 22 March 2014), from 1-4 pm, in support of imprisoned peace and anti-war activist Martin Newell, a Catholic priest from east London.

  • 6 Mar 2014

    World Book Day is 6 March in 2014 throughout Britain and Ireland. In other parts of there world it is sometimes marked in April.

  • 28 Mar 2013

    When people talk about Christians who hail from an Orthodox or Catholic background, the temptation at times here in the Protestant-influenced West (but not so much in other parts of the world) is to suppose that these are men and women who are not necessarily Scripture-based in their faith - and therefore somehow ‘not Christian enough’.

  • 11 Mar 2013

    As well as an opportunity to re-evaluate priorities, re-set our goals and pathways, and look at what we might fruitfully take up and usefully give up, the period of Lent in the Christian tradition is one of deepening our wrestling with the heart and with God (or prayer, as it is usually known).

  • 3 Mar 2013

    Recently, Fr Vazken Movsesian, priest of the Armenian Orthodox Church in the USA, and wise guide to many followers and bloggers across five continents, reminded us of an instructive (and familiar) story.

  • 18 Feb 2013

    The full roster of LentFest 2013 events in Glasgow can be found here: http://www.agap.org.uk/lentfest/lentfest-2013/

  • 15 Feb 2013

    As in previous years, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI), the official ecumenical body for the churches in England, Scotland, Wales and both jurisdications in Ireland, is encouraging local study groups to meet and share their stories. Simon Barrow reports.