hospitality

  • June 2, 2013

    “I'll get you a nice cup of tea.” There can be few people in these islands – particularly in England – who have not heard these words at a time of distress. In shock or bereavement many of us will have smiled through our tears at being gently offered the national sacrament of solidarity.

  • November 7, 2012

    I'm somewhat taken with the idea of Election Day Communion, being practiced by a diverse range of church groups and Christians across the United States on election day, Tuesday 6 November 2012.

  • July 1, 2012

    The new President of the Methodist Conference has challenged Methodists to make their Church into a place in which people are welcomed as they are.

  • June 22, 2011

    I am currently on a pilgrimage of repentance for my former homophobia, walking from Birmingham to London between 16 June and 1 July. For more details and updates, please see: http://repenting.wordpress.com/

  • August 8, 2010

    The Anglican Bishop of Shrewsbury has warned against growing workaholism, and has commended relaxation and hospitality instead.

  • January 28, 2009

    Women in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) are looking beyond politeness to the much deeper relationships needed to sustain a Christian community’s alternative values.

  • November 22, 2007

    Hospitality to strangers is a mandate in most non-Western societies and a virtue in most religious and civic traditions, says biblical scholar Deirdre Wood. It is a practice which challenges us spiritually, personally, socially and politically.

  • September 18, 2007

    As Christians who come from a privileged part of the world, our convictions should compel us to listen to the voices of our Palestinian brothers and sisters, voices too often silenced, says Timothy Seidel, reflecting on who is 'in' and 'out' and why.