All Blog Posts Tagged 'Mandela' (5)

Walk the talk - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

This is the text of my one-minute reflection on this morning's BBC Radio 2 Good Morning Sunday with the wonderful Clare Balding:…


Added by Guest Blogs on December 19, 2013 at 15:04 — No Comments

Nelson Mandela’s long walk to freedom - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

One of the things I will never forget is the sound of Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela singing ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ at the Mandela 70th Birthday concert at Wembley Stadium on 11 June 1988. The man was still in prison and the apartheid regime looked as strong as the Berlin…


Added by Guest Blogs on December 11, 2013 at 12:39 — No Comments

Nelson Mandela RIP - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

Nelson Mandela is dead.

Words are inadequate to celebrate such a man.

He is being quoted extensively across the Twittersphere.

If only those who admire, revere and quote him could emulate him. It is easier to admire him than it is to live like him –…


Added by Guest Blogs on December 11, 2013 at 12:35 — No Comments

One thing after another - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

There’s a great line in Alan Bennett’s The History Boys when one character, Rudge, defines history as “just one f…ing thing after another”. This week feels similar to me: women bishops is followed by Leveson which is followed by the Chancellor’s out-of-touch-with-most-people’s-reality…


Added by Guest Blogs on December 10, 2012 at 10:18 — No Comments

Stories - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

I have just done this morning’s Pause for Thought on the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Show. I probably should have done something on ‘leap year’, but I did it on ‘stories’ instead.

Having been reading the Bible for a very long time now, I often wondered why Jesus chose to talk in images and…


Added by Guest Blogs on March 1, 2012 at 12:01 — No Comments

Need help?

If you are having any difficulties with Churches Together Connect please contact us by email.


The views expressed on this website, or accessed through links, are those of the people and organisations concerned. CTBI as a charity does not necessarily share these views and accepts no responsibility for them.

Terms and Conditions

Churches Together Connect runs on the network and users are subject to its

Privacy policy

Report an Issue

Latest Activity

Katharina Smith-Muller posted a blog post

News/Events: Understanding Islam Course

Understanding IslamA four-day course which will be held at Campion Hall, the Jesuit community in Oxford, and aims to help Catholics understand how the worldviews of the Muslims they live and work with are shaped by their faith. The Course takes place between Tuesday 4 November and Friday 7 November 2014. For more information or to book a place visit: See More
Aug 4
Katharina Smith-Muller posted a blog post

Resources - podcasts on "Understanding Islam"

Dr Damian Howard, SJ, gives a very brief introduction to Islam in in four podcasts, addressing common questions and misunderstandings - ideal material for schools, parishes and individuals who want a sound basis for following the appeal of our bishops to foster and deepen our relationship with people from other religions: More
Jun 10
David Coleman posted a video

ascension reflection

A gentle reflection on themes of the Christian festival of Ascension. Music: Ascent, by Stellardrome, via Jamendo
May 29
Niall Cooper posted a blog post

Launching the Good Society Conversation

Listening to the periphery at the heart of WestminsterThere was something intensely symbolic and powerful about yesterday’s launch of the Good Society Conversation by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland and Church Action on Poverty:  Eighty people packed into the Cardinal Hume Centre’s children’s centre, a stone’s throw from Westminster’s power places – Parliament, Whitehall, Abbey and Cathedral - yet somehow a million miles away from the formalities of what now passes for conventional…See More
May 22

© 2014   Created by Churches Together Connect.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service