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Reform Magazine | March 31, 2020

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May 2019

Art in focus: May 2019

27/05/2019 |

Mary and ElizabethKate Green, watercolour and ink on paper

The artist Kate Green recently took part in an Ignatian prayer meditation exercise as part of a spiritual direction training course. Participants were encouraged not only to read the story often … Read More

Chapter & verse: Acts 1:1-11

29/04/2019 |

Nigel Uden on the ascension

Artists and musicians are interpreters. They take an idea and depict it in images or sounds, offering drama, excitement and intensity. They can heighten emotion, exaggerate spectacle and develop simplicity, which so often is instructive … Read More

Do stay for tea and coffee: ‘God is woven through each creative story’

29/04/2019 |

Paul Kerensa on how to write stories

I’ve been running a sitcom-writing workshop for the BBC Writers Room, an initiative to find tomorrow’s scribes. After a fierce whittling process, 20 finalists enjoy a year of development and guest speakers. I … Read More

Editorial: In defence of blasphemy

29/04/2019 |

A date unlikely ever to become part of the Church calendar – on 7 November 1979 Monty Python’s Life of Brian was released. It is now back in cinemas to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

It is a marker of … Read More

Reviews – May 2019

29/04/2019 |

Soul music

Amazing GraceDirected by Alan Elliot and Sydney PollackCertificate PG, 87 minutesReleased 10 May

January 1972. The soul singer Aretha Franklin, an artist at her creative peak, decides to record an album of gospel music in the New Temple … Read More

Interview: Safe home

29/04/2019 |

The domestic abuse specialist Natalie Collins talks to Stephen Tomkins

Natalie Collins has survived domestic abuse to become an educator and campaigner. She works to help individuals, organisations and society in general to understand domestic abusers and domestic abuse, to … Read More