Thoughts and reflections on life from writers around the world

Thoughts and reflections on life from writers around the world. If you would like to submit a reflection for possible publication here, please email us.

Tuesday, 15 September, 2009
Michael Smith

The headline in The Times, 8 September, was startling enough: 'Don't dismiss dishonesty, it can be virtuous'. How could dishonesty be virtuous, I wondered?

Thursday, 11 June, 2009
Philip Boobbyer

Assailed, daily, by a barrage of sexual imagery, does it matter what we do in the private room of our imaginations? Philip Boobbyer argues that it does and that 'a corrupted imagination warps our thinking, and damages our relationships'.

Tuesday, 12 May, 2009
Paul Williams

Paul Williams writes about the adventures of learning to trust in God over many decades.

Wednesday, 25 March, 2009

What is ‘servant leadership’ in a world that needs a moral dynamic to answer the challenges of global climate change? What is ‘servant leadership’ in a world of powerful vested interests that have given us global terrorism, a world that needs to find freedom and peace? What is ‘servant leadership’ in a world that wants more and more economic growth, but must change direction, so that all people across the planet have the chance to live in a just way?

Sunday, 01 March, 2009
K Haridas Nair

Keynote address was given to the ‘Tools for Change – KL’ conference in Malaysia, 26 February – 1 March 2009, by K Haridas, vice-chairman of IofC Malaysia.

Monday, 17 November, 2008
Peter Everington

When I was twenty I was enthusiastic about cricket, travel, the church, my career, my country, the world situation, and finding the right girl to marry. But how all this could come together I couldn’t see. (Peter Everington)

Tuesday, 24 June, 2008
Jean Brown

A talk by Jean Brown given at Cliff College, Derbyshire, UK on 14 June 2008.

Thursday, 19 April, 2007

The following talk was given by Ron Lawler on 14th January, 2007 when he participated in the Initiatives of Change Conference "Australia as a Neighbour" in Melbourne, Australia.

Friday, 01 December, 2006
Jean Brown

The message of the Golden Rule—treat others as we would like to be treated—is found in the teachings of all religious traditions and in the secular tradition as well. It has been around for ever, so why do we not hear it?

Sunday, 01 October, 2006
Mary Lean and Shabibi Shah at Greencoat Forum

The realisation that God's longing for our love is as great as our longing for his and the role of prayer.