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

‘You’ll find the prayer room down the corridor on the right’, said the welcoming assistant cheerfully. ‘The Lord is there’, she added in a more serious tone. ‘Yes of course he is!’ grinned my wife, thinking it was a joke. The Lord is everywhere, of course, so He is...
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...