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Migration and hope

The tv keeps showing us disturbing images of crowds of people, at border crossings and worse. Migration into Europe is a “crisis”, the radio says. “But what about the people?”, I want to fire back. As politicians wrangle, aren’t we losing sight of the fact that real people – our fellow human beings – are caught up in this mess?

Yet from my relatively secure and comfortable little corner of Scotland, Read more

Sacred space

There’s something about cathedrals that has begun to draw me in over the last couple of years. So while I was holidaying within an hour’s drive of Exeter recently, I ended up having a look round the cathedral there.

At the risk of a sweeping statement, Cathedrals in England seem somehow to “do” being Cathedrals better than Scotland… Read more