Mexican Letter

Wednesday 27 March 2019

On Monday the President of Mexico said, ‘I have sent a letter to the king of Spain and another to the Pope … urging them to apologise to the indigenous peoples for the violations of what we now call their human rights.’ He said there couldn’t be reconciliation until there was forgiveness.

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Citizens of Heaven

Sunday 17 March 2019

Duration: 12:54
Recorded on: 17.03.2019
File Size: 11.83 MB

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The Second Sunday of Lent

Sunday 17 March 2019

‘Are you a Londoner?’ a journalist asked me last week. I found it a hard question to answer. I grew up in the West Country, although none of my family live there now. I was born in Canada, although my parents weren’t there very long.

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Bigger fish to fry

Sunday 10 February 2019

Duration: 12:15
Recorded on: 10.02.2019
File Size: 11.23 MB

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The Fourth Sunday before Lent

Sunday 10 February 2019

I want you to imagine that you’re having a bad day. Not the kind of bad day where you lose your keys, leave your phone on the bus, forget to post the red-letter bill payment and spill coffee all over your clothes the moment you get to work. I mean the kind of bad day when the frailty of existence all crowds in on you

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Sunday 27 January 2019

It was 1986, and I was in northern Israel. A few weeks before I’d asked my uncle where it was that my grandparents had lived when they were there in the early fifties. It was that address that I held in my hand as I wandered around Haifa one August morning.

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The Joy of the Lord is My Strength

Sunday 27 January 2019

Duration: 12:48
Recorded on: 27.01.2019
File Size: 11.73 MB

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Homelessness Sunday

Sunday 27 January 2019

Here’s a story I’m sure you know. Once when a Lion was asleep a little Mouse began running up and down upon him. This soon awakened the Lion, who placed his huge paw upon the Mouse and opened his big jaws to swallow him. ‘Pardon, O King,’ cried the little Mouse, ‘forgive me this time. I shall never forget it

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Epiphany Carols

Sunday 6 January 2019

I’d gone to one of the best social enterprises in the city. It was widely known. I’d used it as a customer: they did a nice line in house removals and lawn care; and were a good source of picture frames. It was a great place to take students on my ethics and social engagement course: they could accommodate a lot of students at one go, tolerate their questions, and make their community open to scrutiny and enquiry.

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