The plea to the world's leaders not to go back to "normal" after COVID-19 is going unheard. What about the cry that "Black Lives Matter"? Will that also fade away into the world's distant memory? "People of colour" have been crying all around the world for generations. Or will it be different this time? Is … Continue reading UNHEARD CRIES


I have just shared this moving, courageous and thought-provoking Blog post called "BLACK AND BIASED IN BRITAIN" on Facebook. It was written yesterday (7th June 2020) by  Richard Pain who has African-Caribbean heritage. I am proud to be his aunt.  Richard is uncomfortably honest and challenging about his experiences, feelings and thoughts about racism and … Continue reading BLACK AND BIASED IN BRITAIN


This "virtual" Taizé choir singing Veni Sancte Spiritus is so beautiful, powerful and moving as people all across the world sing together for the Holy Spirit to come on us and the world. We so desperately need his power and guidance to unite us and help us build a better future after COVID-19 instead of … Continue reading COME HOLY SPIRIT

PATIENT TRUST by Teilhard de Chardin

A friend sent me this...... Patient Trust - excerpt from Hearts on Fire by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin SJ Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the … Continue reading PATIENT TRUST by Teilhard de Chardin

God is not in control

I continue to be very disturbed by the many people who claim that God is in control. This belief has come to the fore again amongst many Christians within the context of COVID-19. "Trust God because he is in control" is the advice. Maybe it seems obvious if you believe God is Almighty - or does … Continue reading God is not in control

Tomfoolery Poem

Here is a brilliant poem about the world we are living in which says it all in such a beautiful way which perhaps makes the stark truth easier to hear and grasp. So what can we, as ordinary people with so little power or influence, do (apart from making important changes in our daily lives)? … Continue reading Tomfoolery Poem


My theme for this week is CHILDREN OF THE WORLD. I am so concerned about the damage so many of us adults throughout the world have done to the planet and the climate, as well as to global economics, politics and each other, that I fear for the future of the children of the world. We … Continue reading A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 33

AFTER COVID, WHAT NEXT? Petition to sign for change

We MUST NOT return to the status quo. But it's only TOGETHER that we can build up the MOMENTUM FOR CHANGE. I have just published an OPEN LETTER online for EVERYONE across the world to sign, calling for "an EMERGENCY SPECIAL SESSION of the UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY to plan for a better future." To … Continue reading AFTER COVID, WHAT NEXT? Petition to sign for change


When The Pandemic Is Over, The World Must Come Together by Mikhail Gorbachev, April 15th, 2020 in Time magazine, USA Throughout his presidency, Gorbachev promoted peaceful diplomacy, which led to the end of the Cold War. Gorbachev, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was the only President of the Soviet Union. This article is part of a special … Continue reading “THE WORLD MUST COME TOGETHER” – Gorbachev

MOMENTUM FOR CHANGE (updated with live links)

AFTER COVID-19, WHAT NEXT? BUILD MOMENTUM FOR CHANGE Nothing should go back to “normal”. Why not? Why ever not? “Normal” wasn’t working for the majority of the world. If we go back to the old status quo, we'll have lost the opportunity for a needed new start. May we rise up and do better by … Continue reading MOMENTUM FOR CHANGE (updated with live links)