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Ray's Blog: September 2011

Greening Canada

Randal Goodfellow led Ottawa pilgrims across Cuthbert's Way to Holy Island. He helps to spearhead Anglican initiatives to green sacred spaces throughout Canada. So far, he says, Anglicans have concentrated on physical eco-audits of their buildings and grounds. He wants to broaden this out, network with green-minded people across...

Posted at 08:56am on 30th September 2011

Caldey Island's Living Saints

Five hundred years after Christ Christian monks settled on Caldey Island, off Wales' Pembrokeshire coast. The first abbot got drunk and fell fatally down a well. Bishop Dubricius, who spent each Lent there, appointed Samson as the second abbot. He established transforming disciplines of prayer, scripture, service and...
Posted at 18:37pm on 24th September 2011

My London Club

Lords, ladies and executives of News International have a London club. The Athenaeum comes to mind. Lads, lasses and others in London with no salary also have a club - their gang's local bus shelter. I, too, have a London club. Its name is The British Library. Four hundred...

Posted at 07:08am on 17th September 2011

London's Healing

London is healing, as I experienced during a long week-end in the UK capital. At Balham Community Church's fiftieth birthday celebration for Des Figueiredo I sat next to Bernadette O'Farrell, the Chair of Citizens UK . This alliance of schools and universities, churches, mosques and synagogues has...

Posted at 08:15am on 13th September 2011

A Village Of God On A Housing Estate?

Had two days with a great bunch in Salford, near Manchester. Chris Lane pastors Langworthy Community Church which began with an Eden (Christian Social Enterprise)Project and a group who had a heart for this neighbourhood that 10 years ago was unsafe at night and which has been transformed through...

Posted at 09:21am on 9th September 2011
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