Yom HaShoa reflection

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Aron Carr, Intern I have been incredibly privileged in my life to have known, spoken to, and listened to many Holocaust survivors. As dates such as Holocaust Memorial Day in the secular calendar and Yom Hashoa in the Jewish calendar were established to commemorate and reflect upon the Holocaust, it was previously taken for granted… Read more »

Some reflections on Easter: Two Christian Perspectives

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Dr Stephen Innes, Programme Manager Alleluia! He is risen!…He is risen indeed, Alleluia! This declaration and response is recited in most Christian congregations around the world on Easter Sunday. For the Christian community Jesus’ death and resurrection is the foundation of its faith; indeed, as St Paul says, if Christ has not been raised, our… Read more »

Pesach Reflection

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By Elliot Steinberg, Programme Manager ‘In every generation one is bound to regard oneself as though they had personally gone forth from Egypt’. Babylonian Talmud, Pesachim 116b The story of the Exodus from Egypt forms the foundation of Jewish belief, tradition and practice. Our relationship with God is demonstrated in the Covenant made between God… Read more »

Every Vote Counts

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By Elizabeth Harris-Sawczenko, Deputy Director Excerpts of this piece were published in the Church Times last week. On ‘Seder’ night, the first night of Passover, which coincides this year with Good Friday, the Jewish community will ask ‘Why is this night different from all other nights?’ Only a week before Passover, Jews and others around… Read more »

Lent Reflection

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By Dr Stephen Innes, Programme Manager Lent is a journey that is about reflection but it is also about seeing more clearly. The liturgical season of Lent is a season of Christian reflection, lasting forty days, which begins on Ash Wednesday (18 February) and concludes on Easter (April 5). The word “Lent” in English derives… Read more »