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a sideways glance · 1Y ago

God Works Through the Weak to Thwart the Powerful's Plans

God Works Through the Weak to Thwart the Powerful's PlansHere's a link to my blog as it has been picked up by the wonderful Ethics Daily
a sideways glance · 1Y ago

The meaning of witness

Ten days ago, I visited the jungle with Lynn Green from the Baptist Union to help her see what was happening and give her some insight into the work I and some colleagues (notably Juliet Kil...
a sideways glance · 1Y ago

Lessons for Europe in owning responsibility and moving forward

A lot's happened in the jungle since I last blogged. There have been times over the past couple of weeks when I thought that the community would be sent to the four winds as the Calais Prefe...
a sideways glance · 1Y ago

The finely crafted art of not settling down

a sideways glance · 1Y ago

A sad day for humanity

Well, the bad news from calais is that a whole bunch of my friends are about to made homeless; people who I've come to admire even love, who have proved themselves to be resourceful and resi...
a sideways glance · 1Y ago

You may say I'm a dreamer....

On my return from Calais on Wednesday evening I got into a Whatsapp chat with a friend of mine who I'd expected to see in the jungle but wasn't there.He's a lovely Afghan man, a pharmacist w...
a sideways glance · 1Y ago

Is there hope in the darkness engufling my friends?

a sideways glance · 1Y ago

Perhaps the government could be part of the solution for a change

I was in Calais on Monday visiting a group of people derisively dismissed yesterday by David Cameron as a 'bunch of migrants'. Like his 'swarm' comments of last year, it shows a contemptable...
a sideways glance · 1Y ago

The fears that drive decision-making

Fear is not a big driver in my life. Oh, there are those inner anxieties about looking foolish, even being found out, that make me circumspect around strangers, occasionally wary of expressi...
a sideways glance · 1Y ago

Waiting for the Christmas that will bring them hope

On Wednesday I'm returning to Calais to visit friends in the camp known as the jungle. It'll be Ethiopian Orthodox Christmas, so one of my travelling companions will be bringing food and oth...