Well spoken

As a recent arrival in Zambia, I had not heard of Anderson Mazoka until two days ago. He is dead now. The one who told me...

One Zambia

It is Independence Day.  Zambians are celebrating 54 years of freedom. There is pride but also...

Willingly

Why, suddenly, in October, do we have a Good Friday reading?  We have “done” Good Friday...

Old Tati revisited

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Equality yes, but not yet

The Nobel Peace Prize has just been awarded to Denis Makwege and Nadia Murad for what...

Launching a book

I have just had the novel experience of “launching” a book, a collection of short pieces...

Change your way of thinking

The Guardian displayed two stunning blue birds – Spix’s Macaws from Brazil – on its front...

Nothing from outside

“Nothing that goes into someone from outside can make that person unclean.” (Mark 7:15) These words...

The sleeping of Mary

The actual word is ‘Dormition’, not ‘sleeping’, but it means the same,  It is the Greek...

The food that endures

Spare a thought for the people of Zimbabwe.  It was so difficult to hold it all...

The people approaching

“Looking up, he saw the crowds approaching.”  I am in the UK and people are kindly...

Building our house

I am out of my “comfort zone”! I am moving around among people my relatives live...

Nothing for the journey

The abbot of the Buddhist monastery in Thailand where the coach of the Wild Boars football...

Trapped in a dark cave

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