Rebellions are built on hope. 

I find myself sitting in the dark, my mind spinning almost as fast as the pictures on the screen. Christmas parties and Santa hats, beautiful carols and rolls of ribbon interlaced with the sound of grandmothers wailing, last goodbyes, emergency appeals and photos of frozen children too shocking for publication. This week we launched anContinue reading “Rebellions are built on hope. “

An Advent Reflection: Home

I sat on the bathroom floor, hoping the cold tiles would relieve the warmth I felt in my tears that were erasing the effort I had made to at least look sparkly in the absence of feeling even remotely joyous. It was my first Christmas in Northern Ireland since I was two. We had justContinue reading “An Advent Reflection: Home”

Knocking Holes in the Darkness

On April 4th, 1968, the Reverend Samuel Billy Kyles stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. He was standing with Jesse Jackson, Ralph Abernathy and Martin Luther King Jr, who had invited his three friends to dinner that evening. The events that unfolded on that balcony are known to us all. LianeContinue reading “Knocking Holes in the Darkness”

“Let me not have any dreams at all.”

“All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.” Jack Kerouac #10ThingsIWantToHappen is trending right now on Twitter. People are sharing their dreams. To become a dancer. To find a cure for cancer. To go to London. To be a singer. To make good friends. To meet Justin Bieber. To move house. To kissContinue reading ““Let me not have any dreams at all.””

Photos in the Sun

Today, I went for a walk and enjoyed the warmth of the sun and taking pictures of Canterbury. Today, Jael Ghathub tweeted: “In Libya we are in a race against time. Summer is fast approaching and fighting will become extremely difficult in the Sahara Heat”, and Chris Hondros took these pictures before being killed inContinue reading “Photos in the Sun”

How broken can a broken heart get?

The past weeks, and especially the past few days, have shown us very closely how broken our world is, and how fragile our life within it is. Whether it be in relation to the unrest and brutality occurring in the Mid East, the horror and tragedy Japan is going through, more local news that hasContinue reading “How broken can a broken heart get?”