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Reform Magazine | March 19, 2019

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April 2018

Open for service

27/03/2018 |

Charissa King visits a bustling, church-based charity shop in Leeds

‘We had a lawnmower donated the other week,’ says Pauline Peacock, a volunteer at the community charity shop based at Beeston Hill United Free Church, Leeds. ‘We’ve had wheelchairs, a … Read More

Paul versus religion

27/03/2018 |

Jesus meant everything to Paul, says the theologian Tom Wright, but religion meant nothing

I was having a drink with a friend when the waiter stopped for a chat. ‘What takes you to London?’ he asked. My friend explained: ‘Tom … Read More

I am… hungry

27/03/2018 |

Going hungry on the bread line

My benefits are all over the place. I am on jobseeker’s allowance, and I get £72 a fortnight at the moment for me and my two kids, who are nine and eight. That’s after … Read More

Discovering empire

27/03/2018 |

John Grundy reflects on his time with First Nations communities in Canada

I was sitting next to a fellow student at Northern College, Manchester, who was from the Democratic Republic of Congo, when he quietly said to me: ‘You do … Read More

The legacy of slavery

27/03/2018 |

Alan Yates reflects on the long shadow of the slave trade and why we all need black role models

Recently, I heard an erudite black bishop lament about his schooling in England. ‘Whenever I saw a black person in a … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘I find it hard to receive’

27/03/2018 |

Sheila Maxey feels uneasiness over money

We are lucky – or should I say ‘blessed’ – to have plenty of money. So, when my Kindle died last week, in the middle of a gripping thriller, it was a nuisance – … Read More