Hope: the undervalued virtue
(3 minute read) Nicole Law takes an end of year look at the real meaning of hope.
Editorial: Lemonade from lemons
(2 minute read) Ronnie Convery learns there is a positive side to life's misfortunes.
Chronicling history with brush and paint
(5 minute read) As we celebrate International Women’s Day, Lisa Fraser is inspired by Laura Knight, a woman who overcame the prejudices of her time to become one of Britain’s greatest modern artists.
The poetry of hope
(2 minute read) Nicole Law takes up Pope Francis’ challenge to be a ‘social poet’ and encourages us to create hope.
The Lampedusa Cross
(4 minute read) The Lampedusa Cross in London’s British Museum is both a sign of contradiction and a sign of hope, as Jill Cook discovers.
Hope in hard times
(2 minute read) Nicole Law finds inspiration in Dickens’ words to have a soft heart, an even temper and gentle touch - even when times are trying.
Taking a bit of heaven into hell …
(4 minute read) “I saw nurses hand over their own mobile phones for patients to say their final goodbye to crying relatives.” Natasha Pritchard recalls her experiences of hospital chaplaincy during the pandemic.
Easter ‘21: rising from the pandemic
Easter is one of those feasts which goes under several disguises. Chocolate-fest, spring break, holiday weekend … yet rarely is it recognised for what it is, namely the Christian feast which requires the ultimate leap of faith. For if truth be told, even a benign agnostic or distracted atheist could just about cope with the miraculous Jesus who cures the sick, walks on lakes or turns water into wine. But when it comes to rising, physically, to life after being dead and buried, well, that really is a leap of faith. Yet that is what 2.382 billion human beings or 31.11 per cent of the world’s population will be officially…