Category the skills of love

Rome Burning

I run a charity called “Hyphen-21”. The charity holds and manages funding for a project which publishes bilingual poem-posters. Since the Spring of 2017, this project has been called “Poems for …the wall” (before that it was called “Poems for…). Since it first began in 1997, “Poems for…the wall” has been funded by the UK… Continue reading Rome Burning

The late David Jenkins, Bishop of Durham

Following the death of David Jenkins on September 4th, I want to bear witness in my own small way to his great stature as a man and true priest.

The first obituaries I read gave prominence to his Virgin Birth and Resurrection “denials.”  And of course, in his time, he was called “The Red… Continue reading The late David Jenkins, Bishop of Durham

The Inn this Advent

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Photograph by Robert Atanasoski/AFP/Getty Images.

Expulsion

I heard this song tonight from the desert
the shelters below ground there
and the wrecked homes

and I heard it from the grey waters
just south of Europe, with winter coming on… Continue reading The Inn this Advent

Dignity and Light

Dignity and Light posterTwo new poem collections are about to be uploaded on the website of the project I run, called “Poems for…“.

One of them is on Learning Disability and is called “Poems for… Bridges to Learning Disability”  The other… Continue reading Dignity and Light

Poems for United Response

United Response is a registered charity which supports people who have disabilities. It aims to help them fulfill themselves and be less isolated in our community. It seeks to ensure they receive their basic human rights.

In mentioning this particular organisation here, I am not seeking to advertise it at the possible expense of… Continue reading Poems for United Response

What’s a “Carer” ?

Each of us surely wants to be acknowledged as a “caring” person, even while so much that is uncaring is happening all round us – perpetrated presumably by aliens. The Head Rude-boy of Blingland has presided over changes in the Benefit system that disgrace us all, even while they continue sufficiently popular with his constituency… Continue reading What's a "Carer" ?

What are the “Skills of Love” ? Is it worth trying to name them ?

Last December,  I ran an arts evening which needed professional actors to perform a short new play. At the audition stage, one of the candidates wrote to me as follows :  “If only the theatre world was run entirely by social workers and mental health professionals ! I hope I can speak for all of… Continue reading What are the "Skills of Love" ? Is it worth trying to name them ?

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