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Reform Magazine | September 19, 2017

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July/August 2017

Reviews – July/August 2017

30/06/2017 |

Love crosses the cultural divide

The Big Sick Directed by Michael Showalter Certificate 15, 119 minutes Released 28 July

A stand-up comedian who moonlights as an Uber driver, Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani) meets Emily (Zoe Kazan) at one of his gigs. … Read More

Niall Cooper: Love defies hate

30/06/2017 |

Love defies hate in Manchester

 

Local communities woke up for days on end to news of the latest arrest or dawn raid on a house, a street, not a stone’s throw from our own. It was strange to … Read More

A letter from… Sicily and Lampedusa

30/06/2017 |

Jake Convery reports from a church-run refugee project in Sicily and Lampedusa

As part of an ecumenical group organised by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CBTI), I’ve been visiting refugee projects run by the Mediterranean Hope project on the … Read More

Commitment-Phobe: New Muslim friends

30/06/2017 |

Moving on from atheism, Commitment-Phobe toured churches and tried God. Now, as a new Christian, her journey continues

I attended a parenting course earlier this year, where half the women in the room were Muslim. The others a mix … Read More

Chapter & verse: Job 28

30/06/2017 |

John Proctor on mining for wisdom

At a village chapel service in the Pennines, the local minister mentioned mining. Old shafts lie in the hills, and, at one time, a good deal of valuable metal came out of that ground. … Read More

Jumble sales of the apocalypse: Apocalyptic baddies

30/06/2017 |

Simon Jenkins wrestles with apocalyptic baddies

If purgatory gives its inmates time off for reunion get togethers, then one party would easily scoop the prize for the hereafter’s most eccentric celebrity guest list. Among the partygoers would be Putin and … Read More