Tag Archives: Holy Land

Co-ordination in the Holy Land


This is the first in a series of blogs documenting a week long visit to the Holy Land with the Vatican’s Holy Land Co-ordination Group, 4-10 January 2013. Poor internet connections throughout the trip meant that my reflections could only … Continue reading

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Preliminary Reflections of a Reluctant Pilgrim


In an earlier blog I questioned whether it is possible to hold together a journey though the historical landscape of Jesus and its 21st Century reality? Since arriving in Tel Aviv on Friday, this reluctant pilgrim has visited a number … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Pilgrim – What does one pack when doing a pilgrimage to the Holy Land?


What do you pack when undertaking a pilgrimage to the Holy Land? Hair shirt or tin hat? As I prepare for a week-long pilgrimage to the Holy Land this question is becoming ever more pressing. As a result I’m feeling … Continue reading

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Hacking the Holy Land into Oblivion


A tough few weeks preparing for General Synod and the inevitable struggle to meet deadlines before the summer recess has meant blogging has taken a back seat. The public’s fixation with News International and the phone hacking scandal has also … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom and British Foreign Policy: How do we Manage the Persecution Complex?


The question of religious freedom, or more specifically violence against Christian minorities in predominantly Moslem countries, has featured high on the work agenda since I returned from my Christmas jaunt to Andalucía. Against a rising tide of popular concern, bishops … Continue reading

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