hope

  • June 9, 2017

    This morning I am more hopeful about UK politics than I have been in a long time.

  • May 29, 2017

    On World Communications Day yesterday (28 May 2017) Pope Francis delivered a message which seemed particularly relevant to the UK as we navigate the General Election campaign.

  • December 23, 2016

    Early this month, I heard one woman say to another at a supermarket checkout “It doesn't feel Christmassy yet”.

  • September 6, 2016

    During the World Methodist Conference this week, the World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev  Dr Olav Fykse Tveit invited his audience to explore with him how unity can transform the world.

  • May 6, 2016

    Reflecting on the relevance of religion in today’s world, the World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit spoke at a sustainable development seminar in Rome on 4 May, posing a question to the participants: “Is religion able to bring hope to people of today?”

  • December 23, 2015

    At Christmas, it's good to remember that almost all people are full of kindness, and all around us people are doing good things.

  • October 31, 2013

    The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches opened on 30 October in Busan, Korea, with the theme “God of life, lead us to justice and peace.”

  • February 7, 2012

    “Even the burial of his body in the Abbey was a species of theft when you come to think of it”. George Orwell's words came into my mind as I watched the ceremonies surrounding today's 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens.

  • April 6, 2011

    After more than two years working for an aid agency you would have thought I’d be used to bad news. But, do you know, the emphasis of CAFOD’s work is about the solution – the good stuff that can and will be done to make difficult situations better, to push against injustice, to offer people the tools to get themselves and their families further away from the red lines of poverty and abuse.

  • April 1, 2010

    Back in 2000 I was honoured to be part of a British and Irish churches' team supporting an interreligious peace delegation from Sri Lanka on a visit to build solidarity links here. One of the participants was Duleep de Chickera, now Anglican Bishop of Colombo. A remarkable man, his 2010 Easter message of hope has a resonance both within and beyond the particular tragedies of Sri Lanka.