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One Truth, Many Religions?

One Truth, Many Religions?

1.    The Rise of Pluralism It used to be easy to assume that other religions are wrong and mine is obviously right, without even giving reasons. Those who belonged to ‘other religions’ were far away from me, also foreign in their culture, and clearly wrong about so...

Visiting a Charismatic Catholic Conference

Visiting a Charismatic Catholic Conference

The collision of ‘Spirit-filled’ and ‘Sacramental’ worlds at a Charismatic Catholic conference made me reflect on the value of both these traditions and their power when they are together.

Understanding Life in Prison

Understanding Life in Prison

Day 4 of Learning Together in prison Go to day 1 Go to day 2 Go to day 3 Today, after arriving and spending the first hour getting through security, I met someone new: a fascinating person I will call Andrew. Andrew is a Catholic Christian, who spent a couple of years...

What’s Good for the Community

What’s Good for the Community

Day 3 of Learning Together in Prison Go to day 1 Go to day 2 Go to day 4 By the time the third session of the course arrived, I realised I had no idea what my new friends in prison did every day when we aren’t together studying. All I knew was that they have no...

Recognising the Humanity in Everyone

Recognising the Humanity in Everyone

Day 2 of Learning Together in prison Go to day 1 Go to day 3 Go to day 4 ‘Perceptions are so powerful – they can change the world’, says Philip (not his real name). Our perceptions of other people affect how we treat them, which in turn affect how they treat us. My...

What I Learned in Prison

What I Learned in Prison

Day 1 of Learning Together in Prison Go to day 2 Go to day 3 Go to day 4 “There’s a stigma against people like us,” said James (not his real name). “People assume we’re horrible, rude and unfriendly. But they don’t come inside to see what we’re really like. We’re just...

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