Wednesday, 16 September, 2015
Unity Walk

With refugees pouring into Europe by the tens of thousands, our attitude to this ‘crisis’ may not be everything. But if we don’t unmuddle the thinking in our heads, the consequences could be catastrophic – for them and for us. As Europeans we need to reboot our brains, shedding the notion that these people are a threat, and coming to see them as a gift instead.

Wednesday, 02 September, 2015
Howard Grace

In an era of growing extremism and polarisation Howard Grace reflects on the need to move beyond being trapped in our national, religious, family, and personal mind sets. What might IofC's role be in seeking a uniting narrative.

Thursday, 09 July, 2015
Jacqui Daukes

Ten years on from the 7/7 bombings, one of the survivors remembers those who helped her and the people who lost their lives in the atrocity. Jacqui Daukes was on the Piccadilly Line tube train which was blown up between King's Cross and Russell Square. Twenty-six people on her train were killed.

Monday, 06 July, 2015
David Vincent

South Sudan, the world's youngest country, marks its fourth annversary of independence on 9 July while struggling to end a conflict which has cost thousands of lives and displaced millions of its citizens. David Nyuol Vincent, one of South Sudan's 'Lost Boys' who has become an ambassador for peace in the midst of this ongoing conflict, reflects on one step in response to the crisis.

Monday, 22 June, 2015
Rob Corcoran

Across the globe humanity is on the move on a vast scale, driven by war, terrorism and religious persecution as well as the desire for a better life. A UN report released this week puts the figure of displaced people at 60 million. The total number of migrants reached 232 million in 2013. This number will surely escalate and most governments seem unwilling to come to terms with this reality.

Thursday, 11 June, 2015
Howard Grace

Howard Grace is one of the founders of the West Berkshire Peace and Integration Forum. Recognising that we are all socially conditioned, 60 people from the Muslim, Evangelical Christian, Quaker, and non-religious communities met together to compare experiences. This article by Howard, arising from this meeting, appeared in the UK Progressive Christianity Network national magazine Progressive Voices in June 2015.

Friday, 29 May, 2015
Roddy Evans

Dr Roddy Evans reflects on the recent visit by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to Northern Ireland.

Tuesday, 24 February, 2015
Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby

The German President, Joachim Gauck and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, both struck appropriate notes at a moving memorial service in Dresden on 13 February marking the 70th anniversary of the devastating World War II Allied bombing of that historic German city.

Tuesday, 03 February, 2015
Conrad Hunte

When thinking of the seemingly increasing turmoil in the world today, when what divides people seems to be more important than what unites us, a talk that the late Conrad Hunte gave at the IofC international centre at Caux, Switzerland, 20 August 1994 came to mind. He was a descendent of slaves, grew up in poverty, yet became one of the world’s most famous cricketers. He was Vice-Captain of the team that beat England in 1963. He used to say ‘You taught us how to play, we taught you how to win!’ In 1967, he took early retirement to devote himself to building relations between the newly arrived immigrants and the host community in Britain, because he could see the danger of conflict spiraling out of control.

Friday, 16 January, 2015
Ajmal Masroor

The attack on the Paris based satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has left 12 people dead and the trail of destruction that has been left behind is colossal. The repercussion of their brutal and terrorist attack will reverberate in the hearts of people for decades. This is a despicable act of cowardice and grotesque attack on all our freedom.

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