Kenosis

I wrote a letter recently, in which I asked for experts in psychology and kenosis. Which begs the question: what’s Kenosis? Well, it’s complicated.... The first time I came across it was in a book by Tobias Jones. It’s his definition I use when I talk about kenosis: creating sacred space by removing the will and … Continue reading Kenosis

Why ending of freedom of movement is not the right response to climate breakdown

I watched a talk yesterday by a respected philosopher. At first, I found his straightforward, gentle but firm presentation of evidence that humanity is unlikely to save itself from extinction, at worst; or face unprecedented and awful challenges, at best, to be a relief. There are fearless witnesses to our predicament out there - the … Continue reading Why ending of freedom of movement is not the right response to climate breakdown

Refugee news summary: the Stansted 15 and Europe’s hostile envrionment

This month has seen yet more toxic other-ing of refugees and migrants. The Stansted 15 were found guilty of endangering the safety of an airport, under legislation designed to counter terrorism, and face possible life sentences. The Attorney General hasn't answered questions on why the charge was changed from trespass. The case is a worrying … Continue reading Refugee news summary: the Stansted 15 and Europe’s hostile envrionment