Stones Remembrance and Re-membering

posted: 14 Nov 2012 comments: 1category:

Memorials are important. I 've stood beside the war memorial in the town where I live each Remembrance Sunday and watched year after year the same people return to view names etched in granite. The stone holds the names secure  but we humans, we hold the pain of the generation in our hearts. When we think of the Season of Remembrance; do we not find ourselves in a strange sort of way ' re-membering ' the family members we have lost we bring them to life as part of...
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The Spirit At Work Through A Search For Ethic?

posted: 8 Nov 2012 comments: 0category:

I'm writing my blog late this evening  with stars in my eyes and my head  still feeling a bit numb. It all started this  morning.  For over an hour flash photography ruled the conference I was chairing as part of the  Church of Scotland's response to engaging civic Scotland in a debate as to what kind of society we want  to become. The referendum on Independence has caused the Church of Scotland to open up a much wider debate centred around ethics  and policy...
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Glory through the cross

posted: 3 Nov 2012 comments: 0category:

A number of people asked for a copy of the sermon I preached at St Giles during the General Assembly Week. Here's a copy of the sermon. Glory Through The Cross Introduction I'd like to take a moment to express the thanks of the General Assembly to the minister and Kirk Session of the High Kirk here in Edinburgh for allowing us the opportunity to share in worship this morning.  I know many commissioners look forward to this service in what might be hailed as the...
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Slavery is a story that still happens today!

posted: 2 Nov 2012 comments: 1category:

Today I published my  letter that I sent to the Prime Minister inviting him to help eradicate slavery out of the United Kingdom. Its shocking that in the 21st century human beings are still being traded like commodities. See my letter under comments to this post. Let me tell you a true story about Peter Williamson the Scot who was sold into slavery nearly 280 years ago. We made a short film of this story about three years ago.  It's called "Indian...
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Working For Justice is required in the world including the UK and Israel

posted: 30 Oct 2012 comments: 0category:

This week I'm taking some time off but also trying to make sure some of the issues that I've been supporting are followed up. I've just written a letter to the Prime Minister , David Cameron encouraging him to keep his word and follow up the more positive reply he gave to Michael Connarty, relating to  the Private member's Bill entitled Transparency in UK Company Supply Chains (Eradication of Slavery) Bill  last Tuesday at  PMs Question Time in the Commons. For...
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