Tag Archives: Justice

Negotiating Between Cultures: What The Issue About Shaking Hands After Class Made Me Think About

In a school near Basel in Switzerland there has been some controversy recently  over the refusal of some Muslim students to follow the local custom   by shaking hands with their teachers at the end of a class. This situation represents … 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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A Response to ISIS and Ebola However Inadequate

On Wednesday one of our regular members came into church for the Eucharist. They were the only adult as it turned out. I noticed that they were a bit different from their normal bright self, so when it cam time … Continue reading

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Reflections Brought About by the Stoning of Fazarna Parveen

An image from this week’s news has stayed with me, and penetrated below the level of my ‘conscious’ mind. It was the image of  Farzana Parveen who was stoned to death for marrying a person whom the family thought brought … Continue reading

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How examining the frames that unconsciouslky guide evaluation can help us change our minds.

A little while ago when ‘Alpha’ was being introduced to the Church, everyone took a stance about it, because it as becoming so popular. The Diocese of Sydney in Australia in general rejected ‘Alpha’ . They said ‘We think God … Continue reading

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Revenge, Justice, Grief and Reconciliation

Reflection 8-12-13   There was a show on the television called ‘The Escape Artist’. It told the story of a lawyer whose wife, it was alleged, had been killed by a particular person. There was lots of evidence against him, … Continue reading

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