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Reform Magazine | October 16, 2017

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A letter from… Charlottesville

22/09/2017 |

Brenda Brown-Grooms writes from Charlottesville, Virginia

After 12 August 2017 (which people here are calling A12), the old tired have been joined by the newly tired. You see, black, brown, native, trans, queer and poor people have been telling … Read More

Chapter & verse: Ephesians 1:16

22/09/2017 |

Jack Dyce gives thanks

The crime fiction author PD James observed that detective heroes – ‘like a secular priest, expert in the extraction of confession, whose final revelation of the truth confers a vicarious absolution on all but the guilty’ … Read More

I am… a foodbank user

22/09/2017 |

Using a foodbank for the first time at 58

The first time I went to a foodbank was about 18 months ago. I was working in a sub post office, as a manager, on a very low wage. I was … Read More

Jumble sales of the apocalypse: Macho Christianity

22/09/2017 |

Simon Jenkins on macho Christianity

It was Bible study evening with the Plymouth Brethren, and all of us were sitting in a big circle on hard chairs, a King James Bible open on every lap. I was there with a … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘Memory is a precious but unreliable gift’

22/09/2017 |

Sheila Maxey on the gift of memory

Memories can be such a rich pleasure but also a ball and chain. A friend of mine feels that she cannot take certain steps in her life because her husband (dead for nearly … Read More

A letter from… Cities of Sanctuary

25/08/2017 |

Yolisa Mlalandle reports from the UK’s Cities of Sanctuary

Coming to the UK from South Africa, for the Council for World Mission’s seven-week Face to Face programme, I felt a mixture of emotions. This year, the programme was themed ‘Freedom … Read More