Tag: refugees

New year, new story?

Sermon for Second Sunday of Christmas (Matthew 2.13-end) Preached at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, St Andrews 1 January 2017 In Scotland, Hogmanay has traditionally been the bigger of the two December celebrations. No doubt some of us can remember the time when Christmas wasn’t even a public holiday this side of the border. Well when…

Clearing the Calais Jungle

Over the last few days, demolition teams have been at work in the so-called Jungle at Calais. Makeshift homes are being dismantled after a French court was persuaded to allow eviction of the people living there in conditions that have been said to be unsafe, unsanitary, and undignified. So what’s being offered is loads better, right?…