Surviving the summer holidays

Catherine and her children stand in their garden
Catherine, Ben and Pippa enjoying the summer holidays

How can I stop the children from getting bored over the summer on a budget? How do I keep them hopeful even though there is doom and gloom all around? Catherine from our Theology team shares her thoughts on these difficult questions.

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Feast of the Assumption: Bringing new hope

Mosiac of a crowned Mary, with large halo and rays of light
A mosaic of Our Lady from Brazil.

For the Feast of the Assumption, Caroline Stanton from our Theology team reflects on how Mary’s Magnificat can help inspire us to work for a better world.

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Glimmers of a different food economy

Francis Stewart from our Theology Programme further explores the lessons the Bible has for us as we try to reimagine the food system.

The first blog in this series explored some harsh realities of farming, which are reflected in the book of Genesis. It shows the growth of vast agricultural empires, comparable in some senses to our modern food system. At the beginning of the book of Exodus, the people who exchanged their nomadic herder livelihood for the grain of Pharaoh’s Egypt have now become slaves.

Yet this is not the end of the story. I invite you to read on as we continue to re-imagine the food system.

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Feast of the Annunciation: Slowing down and saying ‘yes’

For the Feast of the Annunciation, Caroline Stanton of our Theology team  reflects on how we can slow down to listen to God’s call in our lives and respond with the courage and generosity of Mary.

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Sewing for solidarity and peace

The CAFOD group at St George’s parish in Norwich, Norfolk, has been standing in solidarity with communities overseas for years. The parish group holds events every month of the year, including fundraising events such as marmalade sales, parish lunches and Christmas lucky dips. This Advent they also sold two nativity sets, which they made out of fabric.

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Immaculate Conception: Mary, Mother of the Poor

For the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Linda Jones from our Theology team reflects on the different qualities of Our Lady, and how she can inspire us to have the strength and courage to act.

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