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Ray's Blog: April 2017

Monks And Moderns - Old Habits Die Hard

That was the theme of a retreat in Anglesey, which Penny Warren and I joined. It was led by Richard Adams and James Percival, Community of Aidan and Hilda co-ordinators in North Wales. It was held in the parish church at Llandonna, with refreshments in the nearby home of James and...
Posted at 16:30pm on 30th April 2017

To Gandhi At British Parliament

I journeyed to the UK Parliament in London on the day Theresa May called a general election. There I met new and old friends to hear Professor Rajmohan Gandhi, the Mahatma's grandson, talk about issues between Muslims, Hindus and Christians that led to the partition of India and...
Posted at 07:23am on 23rd April 2017

From Holy Week To Resurrection Moments

During Holy Week * Sally Simpson was a house guest * Churches Together led a Good Friday Walk of Witness through Berwick, * a national newspaper rang me about their Easter Saturday feature on Holy Island pilgrims * a scientist drove four hundred miles to explore rhythm in nature...
Posted at 07:36am on 17th April 2017

No Man Is An Island

‘No Man is an Island’ (John Donne) is the theme of this year’s Abbey Summer School in Edinburgh 1- 3 June. I am preparing a TED talk (oldies can google this term for a ten minute pungent, topical and well-crafted talk) and a workshop.

The organisers explain: ‘The ‘abbey’...

Posted at 16:58pm on 10th April 2017

Aidan And Hilda Scotland

What an honour to host The Community of Aidan and Hilda's Scotland group at my house. Ruth Booth from the remote Shetland Isles joined twelve others. I spoke about the Community's role in the world's changing future. Commentators divide voters into Nowhere People or Somewhere People. Nowhere...
Posted at 14:52pm on 2nd April 2017
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