Blogs

Alone Together: Lent 3

Posted Mar 5th, 2021

In the third blog of the series for Lent 3 Chair of Birmingham CCJ Dr Ann Conway-Jones reflects on the role of the temple at a time when we cannot physically share in communal worship.

You can watch the video blog on YouTube or read the reflection below:

'Where two or three are gathered in my name'

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Alone Together: Lent 1

Posted Feb 26th, 2021

In the first blog of the series for Lent 1 Campus Leadership Manager Katharine Crew reflects on the isolation experienced by those who have been excluded, and how Christian communities are finding new ways to create inclusive communities.
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Alone Together: Lent 2

Posted Feb 26th, 2021

In the second blog of the series for Lent 2 former Interreligious Advisor to the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales Katharina Smith-Muller reflects on the Transfiguration:

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The Three Weeks and Tisha B’Av: From Lament to Consolation

Posted Jul 30th, 2020

The process of grief follows its own rules: shock and numbness, grief and anger, sadness and resignation and back again to incredulity and grief.  We face our losses in different ways, both according to our temper and the triggers that unconsciously give expression to our heartache and sorrow. Such pain and anguish are unprescribed, unanticipated; they catch us unawares, we lose our foothold. Read more

A reflection on the CCJ Presidents’ “Pilgrimage in Lockdown”

Posted Jun 24th, 2020

The Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave OBE, Chair of CCJ, writes: 

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Stay Home Save Lives: a blog for Refugee Week

Posted Jun 10th, 2020

Barbara Winton, refugee rights campaigner and daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton writes:

 

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Refugees Welcome: a blog for Refugee Week

Posted Jun 10th, 2020

Rev Heston Groenewald, Vicar of All Hallows Church, Leeds, and recipient of the 21 for 21 award for his work with refugees, writes:

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The Omer – Rabbi Barry Kleinberg

Posted May 6th, 2020

Warning: This post is not about coronoavirus….AT ALL (apart from this warning of course!)

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Victory and the Memory of Liberation: What can the 75th anniversary of VE Day teach us about the future of Holocaust remembrance?

Posted May 6th, 2020

When war came to an end in Europe in May 1945, 75 years ago, the Revd Leslie Skinner, a Methodist minister and chaplain to a British tank regiment, recorded in his diary that he was ‘too tired and cold to care. Stayed in bed. Read more

‘We are going for our people’: the life of Edith Stein

Posted Apr 16th, 2020

For Yom HaShoah, Canon Edward Jarosz, priest of the Catholic Diocese of Nottingham, and alumnus of CCJ’s Yad Vashem seminar writes:

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