Them and Us – the power of prejudice.

Nov 07

Pope Benedict XVI said: ‘Peace begins with a look of respect that recognises in another man’s face a person, regardless of the colour of his skin, nationality, language or religion.’’ That is the kind of unity that I think we should be aiming for, and we need to start with ourselves. I want to begin with discussing the concept of solidarity with those we identify...

Read More

Eid ul Fitr

Nov 07

30:30 (Asad) AND SO, set thy face steadfastly towards the one ever-true faith, turning away from all that is false, in accordance with the natural disposition which God has instilled into man: for not to allow any change to corrupt what God has thus created,  this is the purpose of the one ever-true faith; but most people know it not.   God is the Greatest, God...

Read More

UNICEF Report on children’s wellbeing

Nov 07

Introduction:  The United Nations Children’s Fund, Unicef, issued a report in February 2007called: An Overview of Child Wellbeing in Rich Countries. And I was saddened, although not surprised, that the country I have lived in almost all my life, and where I began to bring up 3 children, the UK, came 21st out of 21. And the US was 20th.  South Africa prides itself on...

Read More