On May 9th (Ascension Day) we met with the day’s newspapers and prayers, and then discussed the meaning of the Ascension for us today.
On Tuesday 13th September 2011 Heather Jones, the Co-ordinator of Yarl’s Wood Befrienders, spoke about their work. Yarl’s Wood is the Immigration Removal Centre at Twinwoods, north of Bedford, and houses women the United Kingdom Border Agency wishes to deport. Click http://www.ywbefrienders.org/ to see more about the work of the Befrienders.
On October 20th, 2009, Stephen Heap led a session on the theme ‘Where have all the morals gone? Trying to decide what is good in Britain today’ The idea for the session came from the 2009 Reith Lectures, given by Professor Michael Sandel, a professor and political philosopher at Harvard University.
On March 9th, 2010 Revd His Honour Peter Morrell spoke about “Restorative Justice”. He was a Circuit Judge at Northampton and Leicester Crown Courts until his retirement. In his view our justice system is failing, especially because of the resort to prison sentences for many offenders (especially young people) who are not a danger to…
“The Man who Stopped the Desert” is a film about farming in Burkina Faso, which we watched on Monday May 23rd, 2011. You can read a summary here http://www.1080films.co.uk/project-mwsd.htm Read on for details about the country of Burkina Faso: