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  • A meditation on unity — Psalm 133 / Ephesians 4

    5th Jun 2020 by

    History is filled with evidence of mankind’s inability to solve deep, longstanding rifts created by centuries of conflict in places such as the Middle East and the US, where tribal and racial tensions teeter constantly on the brink of explosion. Here even the greatest skills of human diplomacy, statesmanship or political manoeuvres fail to wrest the kind of lasting peace and justice humanity longs for, with often tragic consequences. Yet disunity and division in the Body of Christ — whether from the past historical conflicts between the Orthodox and Roman Catholic or Catholic and Protestant traditions, or between individuals Christians in the church — also breaks God’s heart.

  • Art — for Sanity’s Sake

    10th May 2020 by

    Over the past few years, one of the things that has helped keep me sane, positive and creatively productive is developing my drawing and painting skills through joining various Shoal of Art Meet-up groups run by Mark Lovelace, as well as other working artists and teachers such as Debra Collis and others.

  • The Lowdown on Salsa Lockdown Radio

    24th Apr 2020 by

    Interview with Sassia Michel, Creator of Salsa Lockdown Radio As I said recently, one of the best things to come out of this global shutdown is the tremendous burst of creativity and innovation it has prompted from the international salsa dance community in an effort to help keep us vitally connected while we’re apart. Here… Read more

  • Connection in the time of social d(ist)ancing

    20th Apr 2020 by

    Thanks to the abundant creativity, generosity, vibrancy and innovation of the international salsa community, keen dancers like me have been able to get our fix 24/7 during lockdown, with round-the-clock sets from some of the world’s very best salsa DJs streamed live on via the CoBeatParty Facebook page – including the world’s very first online-only salsa… Read more

  • Fashion sense and sensibility: getting out of the fast-fashion trap

    31st Jan 2020 by

    As the global fashion industry comes under increasing scrutiny for its carbon footprint and contributions to injustice, is it time give high-street fashion the boot? Increasingly these days, I discover I am not the only person – and notably, not the only woman, since most fashion advertising specifically targets us – who is beginning to… Read more

  • Agozar Presents: Salsa Cross Borders — Llego la Banda (“The Band has arrived”)

    7th Jun 2020 by

    On Saturday 13th June, 2020, the Agozar team from Sweden and around the world will present the latest don’t-miss instalment of its unique ‘Salsa Cross Borders’ concept, with a thrilling new offering called ‘Llego la Banda’ (‘The Band has arrived’) — a full day of back-to-back live music, interviews and behind-the-scenes interactions with some of the finest up and coming salsa musicians from around the globe, offset with a rousing pre- and afterparty that will be sure to put a sunny salsa smile on your lips to carry you through the weekend and beyond.

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