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Ray's Blog: December 2015

New Year Message: Two Golden Opportunities

I wish you a New Year lived in the spirit of Mary, Joseph and the Wise Kings of the Long Journey.

An email has gone out to all who follow our Aidan and Hilda Way of Life inviting them to apply for the joint post of co-wardens at our...

Posted at 10:51am on 27th December 2015

Jihad And Hearts Broken Open

Before I left Sparkhill, Birmingham a traditional Muslim shopkeeper invited me to sit and talk in his shop. 'I no longer feel safe' he told me. He had refused to put up a poster for a more militant Muslim group. Jon Snow did an ITV programme in a...
Posted at 12:04pm on 23rd December 2015

A Christian-muslim Coalition Of Compassion

During my fourth week among the multi-faith city of Birmingham calls by Donald Trump and Franklyn Graham to treat Muslims as if we are on a war footing highlight our need to step up to the challenge to further develop God-given peace strategies.

I spend a day with Al...

Posted at 01:07am on 15th December 2015

The Imam Next Door - A Dogged Story

While I am in Birmingham I learn as much as I can about Muslim-Christian dialogue. There are three ways to learn: street talk with strong-minded missionaries in the city centre; academic talk with people like Andrew Smith, the Inter-faith officer for Birmingham's Anglican Diocese, and chats with the Imam...
Posted at 02:57am on 9th December 2015


I am in and out of prisons. Category A top security prisons typically house murderers, sex offenders or terrorists detained without charge. In order to get into this Category A prison I have to send personal data in advance, provide photo ID, discard all items such as phones and keys,...
Posted at 00:15am on 2nd December 2015
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