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...
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...
The Problem of Evil

The Problem of Evil

Many have lost their faith, others never had faith, for this reason. It appears as a blatant contradiction at the heart of Christian theology. How can we say that God is good, and that nothing is impossible for him, when so many things happen that no good God would...
Fasting in an Age of Indulgence

Fasting in an Age of Indulgence

“And when you fast…” – Matt 6:16 If a 1st century Christian could enter a time-machine and jump into the 21st century, what would they think about Western Christians today? What one thing would strike them the most? I suspect that they would be shocked at how...