Joseph Evans Author

Fr Joseph Evans is a Catholic priest and member of the Opus Dei prelature. He has been a journalist and youth worker, and is currently a university chaplain in Manchester. He is co-founder and Editorial Director of Adamah, which he sees as bringing together some of his great passions: good writing, intelligent and honest discussion, and helping young people achieve their full potential.

LatestSocial Issues

Love not hatred is the way to end racism

(7 minute read)
“There is only one race, the race of the children of God.” These words of a great Catholic saint of the 20th century, Josemaria Escriva, nicely capture how we at Adamah view the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Art & CultureFamily

Telling life’s real stories

(8 minute read)
The best stories are often those not written down, believes Joseph Evans.

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Art & Culture

Poetry page

(1 minute read)
In this Easter season, Joseph Evans explores what “resurrection” might mean for us in practice, particularly in the midst of the challenges which coronavirus confinement is bringing with it.

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Lifestyle

Five ways to lose weight in Lent

(3 minute read)
Joseph Evans argues that Lent has a meaning for believers and non-believers alike.

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Social IssuesThought-provoking

Asking the wrong question: how we are putting the Amazon and the world at risk

(11 minute read)
The future of the Amazon raises fundamental ethical and spiritual questions which we should all consider, even – perhaps especially – in the West, Joseph Evans argues.

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LifestyleMental HealthThought-provoking

Retreating to victory, and how silence takes us forward

In this second article in his Travelling where I am series, Joseph Evans explores silence’s hidden power and how it is necessary to make any journey meaningful.

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Art & Culture

Nativity

There was no room but each excuse had its own space,
Every negation required its own dimensions.
Comfort of course demands numerous metres squared,

A poem by Joseph Evans

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LifestyleThought-provoking

Travelling where I am: essential questions before you set out 

Wherever we go, or wherever we stay, we travel. As much as it might be a cliché, life is a journey. Joseph Evans considers the most important journey: the one inside ourselves.

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Art & Culture

Adam

I am clay, dust,
Colour of rust,
Earthy, muddy,
Soil born, ruddy,
So feminine,
Cursed by sin.

A poem by Joseph Evans

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