Monthly Archives: May 2016

Christian Thoughts On Why Our Fete Did Not Raise As Much Money This Time

Last weekend we held one of our two Fetes for the year. The weather was beautiful. The lunch was duly organised, while we dutifully made jams and chutneys, baked, put out the bottles for our bottle tombola and put out … Continue reading

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More on ‘Integration” But At The Personal Level

I have been thinking a bit more about the idea of ‘integration’ and this section of the Play ‘A Man for all Seasons’ came to me. Richard Rich wants a job. Sir Thomas More won’t give him one but Cromwell … Continue reading

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Assimilation, Multiculturalism and Integration: A Response to the Great Migration

In the light of the present ‘great migration’ I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of ‘integration’. This is a high value in Switzerland. But what does the word mean?   Well, in the series of Star Trek, there … Continue reading

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On The Relationship Between Intention and Action

It so happened that my memories of the ‘resilience training’ and my watching of the Robert Redford movie ‘the Last Castle’ coincided. This movie is about an army general, who, for the best of motives, disobeys orders, saves some lives, … Continue reading

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