Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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The Gospel According To Everyone

by Martin Wroe

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This book is available for download on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, and on your computer with iTunes.

If you've ever been to a church service chances are you heard a reading from one of the four Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke or John. But what if we were to hear from a Fifth Gospel, from the stories of the people sitting next to us? The woman who gave up her child for adoption. The gardener who notices God in the roses. The gay man shunned by his children. The mother being beaten by her husband. The atheist who found he'd become a believer. What if we heard from The Gospel According To Everyone? Twelve short stories of faith and doubt, of love and longing by people you may recognise from a church you've never been to.

The Gospel According to Everyone

Chocolate for the SOUL


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FACING The Gestapo in 1944.
What would you say?
Here is what happened
An actual
Inspiring me .......

"What is, therefore, our task today?
Shall I answer:
"Faith, hope and love"?

That sounds beautiful.
But I would say -- courage.
No, even that is not challenging enough to be the whole truth.
Our task today is recklessness.
For what we Christians lack is not psychology or literature...
we lack a holy rage --
the recklessness which comes from the knowledge of a God and humanity.
The ability to rage when justice lies prostrate on the streets,
and when the lie rages across the face of the earth...
a holy anger about the things that are wrong in the world.
To rage against the ravaging of God's earth,
and the destruction of God's world.
To rage when little children must die of hunger,
when the tables of the rich are sagging with food.
To rage at the madness of militaries.
To rage at the lie that calls the threat of death and the strategy of destruction peace.
To rage against the complacency.
To restlessly seek that recklessness
that will challenge and seek to change human history
until it conforms to the norms of the Kingdom of God.

And remember -
- the signs of the Christian Church have been
the Lion,
the Lamb,
the Dove,
and the Fish...
but never
the Chameleon."

Kaj Munk, Danish priest.
He was killed shortly after delivering his sermon by the Gestapo in 1944.
His words continue to ring true.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Greenbelt Festival supports Occupy London


Greenbelt has signed up as one of the 19 organisations to offer Christian support and solidarity to the Occupy London movement based near St Pauls Cathedral and at other sites around London. It joins Ekklesia, CSM, London Catholic Worker and many more organisations and individuals standing with "people of all religions and none who are [...]

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[Y Care International] Terry Waite at the separation wall in Aida refugee camp, Bethlehem

Terry Waite's message for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

An inspring message from Terry Waite on his hopes for peace in Palestine

Today is International Day of Solidarity for Palestinian People’s and to mark it we’ve got a wonderful video of Terry Waite, Y Care International’s founder, giving his own personal message of solidarity from Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem.

Watch the video now and do pass it on!

You can also read more about our work in the Occupied Palestinian Territories on our website, supporting young people living under extremely difficult conditions.

Spot the difference - Andy Turner spends time catching his breath as he meets with humans on the ground and in the poverty...

Listen to a bunch of activists discussing big issues in their community and more often than not the same general concerns will usually crop up. So, over the last few weeks it's been startling to hear clear contrasts voiced between those working in the north (in Newcastle and Wakefield Anglican church diocese), and those down south (across South London, Kent and West Sussex, in Southwark diocese).

For the clergy, church leaders, community and youth workers meeting in Newcastle there was a sense of urgency tapered by exhaustion.

  • “We’ve families with children growing up and parents not identifying any work, or opportunities…
  • “You do demeaning tasks, with no contract, it’s £6.50 an hour…”
  • “The erosion of industry and the impact of long-term unemployment is unrelenting.”
...........MORE ...............

Such a beautiful photo

What a beautiful photo
I just had to post for you

Such a beautiful captured moment

Selection BOX
I do one every year
since year dot
Cassette for years
then CD for years
Now digital.
My Fav music tracks
hmmmmmm delights.

Just played last years again.
THIS years
yet to be trimmed down to size
is wicked
a taste of Pipology

Feelings without words.

I will be producing over Christmas
If you want one
email me
and I will learn to use Dropbox
(I am digitally challenged!)

I saw it in the Empire Leicester Square .......
........ powerful stuff.

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I don't like the term
'less privileged'.

As if the starting point is
when the reality,
the baseline is, deprivation
for so many in the UK
and more-so around the world.

Taken away
by the privileged......)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Made in Palestine T-Shirts

Made in Palestine T-Shirts

Price: £18 (free P & P)

In 2011 Greenbelt and Amos Trust organised a trip to Palestine. During that trip we took time to visit a t-shirt factory just outside Bethlehem. It was an inspirational place full of people - mostly women - crafting beautiful products.

We had an idea. As a mark of solidarity with those suffering under occupation wouldn't it be great if we could work with local people to produce a t-shirt we could sell in the UK?

Finally, they are here; as far as we know, the only t-shirt available in the UK that is Made in Palestine.

Order online

Green Size Quantity
green Small
Extra Large
Extra Extra Large
Red Size Quantity
red Small
Extra Large
Extra Extra Large

Friday, November 25, 2011

“What we are -
is God's gift to us.
What we become -
is our gift to God.”

- Eleanor Powell.
I know
and love
these beautiful humans

I like your words
that means I like you
I even love humans who
warm words

yours def warm

J**** wrote:

> how can you continue to do the thing that makes your heart beat so strongly, the thing you love – how can you continue to keep in such careful step with people who you want to lead on, out and into themselves just a wee bit more – what is it that stops you thinking it might be possible to carry on with that
I do have feelings about
one day I won't be able
to go out to others so much

when I drive away to
a gig
or humans
my soul is different
than when I drive home

I love driving/getting home
but going away
drives me into purpose

I don't know how I would manage
without the stimulus of humans
they drive my development
scratch beneath the surface
refresh my irritation.

One day I will have to slow
and .........
> do you think that you have reached a stage in your life where the energy to keep on going with all that you love is not as full as it was
I don't have the same energy now
the passion - yes
but I am getting older
> i feel like you are waiting for something to become clearer to you that is not so clear right now
I am always like that
> how is it that you think we come to know what God would have us do ?
My faith and living of it has changed so much
not being a leader of a community
released me
yet I loved the corporate activities
of faith/walking/working/beyond self

I just feel God wants us all to Love
Discovering more of that LOve
is a journey
how to do it
live it
> are there words you hear ?
no words
soul stirrings
windows opening
as I
music .......
> do you think it is possible simply to know, but not hear, to know and to choose for ourselves – to be trusted with that ?
I like that - I love that
> how i wish you were here – we would be travelling on this noisy train right now – but we would be quiet together because we would be happy to know each other without speaking, without words
I like that J****
Teach me something J****?


I just love this song
turn it up

If you can find a video for this - please let me know ........

Join the Producer Team


Want to be part of the team who put together our brilliant programme, bringing your enthusiasm and expertise to make Greenbelt 2012 a huge success? We have some opportunities for you in this exciting and fulfilling team.

Greenbelt has a staff team of ten who lead some 1,700 volunteers in making the festival happen each year. As part of this large volunteer base, we have a Producer Team who create the programme, alongside the Programme Manager and Programme Administrator. This makes us distinctive in the world of arts festivals.

As a Producer, you will be expected to approach contributors (performers and speakers) about coming to the festival, make bookings, and ensure that they have no problems getting onto site and onto the stage. Onsite you’ll be volunteering alongside a variety of teams including Operations and Commercial, as well as our site production company.

We are looking to find Producers for the following roles:

- Children and Family Programme
- Performing Arts Programme
- Music across the site (DJs, music workshops etc)
- Site specific programme (including street theatre)
- Workshops programme
- Talks workshop programme

The producer role would suit you if you have an understanding of the Greenbelt ethos, and are keen to explore a mix of arts, faith and justice - click here to read more about our ethos and values…

We would like you to have knowledge of performers and trends in the area you’ll be producing, you’ll be confident to make contact with key people, have a good eye for detail and be able to communicate with others to deliver the programme.

We’ll provide an introduction to Greenbelt’s database and administrative systems, ongoing support from the Greenbelt team and agreed out-of-pocket expenses. You’ll be part of a creative and diverse team of volunteers and be an integral of making a festival happen.

In order to fulfill this role, you will need to commit up to six Saturdays in January – June for Producer Team meetings, and additional time to produce your own area of the programme.

You’ll be a key part of delivering the programme at the festival and will need to be on site at Cheltenham Racecourse from at least the evening of Thursday 23rd until Tuesday 28th August 2012. Producers will be expected to attend a Producer Team meeting on Saturday 14th January 2012 in Central London, more details will be provided.

If you are interested in joining the team, please send a C.V. and cover letter explaining why you’d like to join the team and what knowledge and experience you can bring to this role to Eleanor Mottram, Programme Manager

If you have any questions about the role, please get in touch with Eleanor on 020 7374 2755 or

Closing date for applications is Monday 12th December. We will be shortlisting candidates by Friday 16th December.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gilles is my peak of my musical week

THIS WEEK/Day is with

Thundercat and Rainer Truby

Listen :

Listen now (120 minutes)

This week Gilles is joined by Brainfeeder bassist Thundercat, who was the man behind the excellent Golden Age of Apocalypse album from earlier in the year. They chat about influences and the making of the album, along with the resurgence of the LA scene.

Plus Gilles has Rainer Truby on the phone who discusses his new release on Cacoon as well as his Japanese compilation which dropped this month. And if that wasn't enough Gilles has a crate of brand new music from Madlib, Mishell Ndegeocello and a cheeky remix of Little Dragon! Naughty.

Music played

  1. Charles Earland Charles Earland Coming To You Live

  2. Teebs E2

  3. Freddie Gibbs & MadlibDeep

    Stones Throw
  4. Michael Kiwanuka Home Again

  5. Objekt The Goose That Got Away

  6. The Robert Glasper Experiment Teen Spirit

    Blue Note Records
  7. Aeroc For Sake

    Ghostly International
  8. Objekt The Goose That Got Away

  9. Nitin Sawhney Nitin Sawhney The Devil and Midnight (LV Remix)

    Cooking Vinyl
  10. Bill Frisell ft. Paul MotianWorse and Worse

    Elektra Nonesuch
  11. Me'Shell NdegéOcello Object sin Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

  12. Goapele Play

    Decon Records
  13. Little Dragon Little Dragon Ritual Union (Alex Barck Remix)

    Peacefrog Records
  14. ?eƒ Sound ft. Nikko GrayBird(s).iview

  15. Freddie Gibbs & MadlibDeep

  16. Julio Bashmore Battle for Middle You

    PMR Records
  17. Rainer Truby Interview

    1. Rainer Trüby Welcome to Our World

      Compost Records
    2. Lovebirds ft. Stee DownesWant You in My Soul

    3. Kevin Moore Speak Your Mind

      Chocolate City
  18. Free LifeThere’s Something Better

  19. Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse Our Day Will Come

  20. Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Night and Day

    Verve Records
  21. Blundetto Hercules

    Heavenly Sweetness
  22. Modeselektor Berlin

  23. Thundercat Interview

    1. Thundercat Is It Love

    2. Thundercat Seasons

    3. George Duke Faces In Reflection Part 1

      MPS Records
    4. Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius Portrait Of Tracy

    5. Thundercat For Love I come

    6. Thundercat Daylight

  24. Jameszoo Emper Hyacinths

  25. fLako ft. Dirg GernerLonely Town

    Project Mooncircle
  26. Agev Munsen & Roland ClarkThe Thing About Deep (Karizma Remix)

    Vega Records
  27. Joey Negro & GramophonedzieNo Sugar

    BangTang 2Step Remix
  28. Dauwd What’s There

    Pictures Music


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Life in a young offenders' institution

Since the August riots, we have been locking up more children, but to what effect? To find out, our reporter was granted a rare three days of access to Ashfield young offenders' institution
Ashfield young offenders' institution
Inmates at Ashfield young offenders' institution. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian
Amelia Gentleman

The Guardian, Mon 21 Nov 2011 20.00 GMT

Evening: reception
A custody van drives into Ashfield juvenile prison just outside Bristol just before 8pm and lets out the skinny, hunched figure of Ryan Lewis, who has just turned 16 and is stepping inside prison for the first time. His initiation begins in a windowless reception room, with harsh strip lighting, decorated with a small fish tank, a gloomy pot plant and posters warning new prisoners that if they bite the staff they can expect to get an extra 28 days added to their sentence. The room smells of fish and chips, which is what prisoners arriving late from court are given to eat that day while they sit in a holding cell, waiting to be searched.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011


Been together for 31 years
We come together
and spill.
We just
drink coffee
eat together
a glass of red
and we each have
one hour.
We talk
questions asked
all about the human
heavy loads
and it always the greatest privilege.
You need a group like this.
Everyone needs a group like this
Love in practice ..........................

Late night Wilson Mansions
it is Friday Children in Need.

I have been indoors
so me and Mrs Beautiful
have had the TV programme
playing CIN.
great stuff
children shown in great need.
WE don't know half of it
the needs the
work to help.

AND just about to go to bed
I collide with feelings
about individuals
and surviving humans.

Also as always
others who are stepping -
stepping onwards through
and beyond hurts.

tell me I am flaked.
busy life
not the same energy as a
young gun wilson.

I have a Level Five week-end
When I go to a gig
I have spent hours/days
in preparation
so I am tuned in.

I am not tuned for L5
I am committed
but don't have to prepare.
I go and be me
it is a privilege to
to belong.
It will be blessed

Rugby League Final
and I will miss it.
England v Australia
(not that the National Press have noticed)
I will be L5ing and will catch the record.

So I am feeling
but need to go to zzzzzzz

So much to do
(inbox is never finished)
and so much to tell you
(but my fingers don't click good)

Stay Beautiful


Greenbelt Festival wins Greener Festival Award


Following this year’s 20,00 strong event and much hard work, we're pleased to announce that Greenbelt has received the Greener Festival Award.

Following the awards ceremony, which took place in Camden on Tuesday 15 November 2011, Head of Festival Karen Stafford said: “We’re delighted to have received our first Greener Festival Award. It is the result of much hard work and an important recognition of our commitment to sustainability. We hope to build on this, together with our festivalgoers, at next year’s festival and beyond!”

Newly appointed Director Paul Northup said: “At the heart of Greenbelt festival is a desire to make the planet we share a better place. We mainly aspire to that through hosting art that inspires people to feel more fully human and to want to make a difference in their everyday lives. And our festival theme for 2012 is 'Saving Paradise'. But we constantly recognise the need to ‘practice what we preach’ – and this award demonstrates that we do just that.”

The awards are made by environmental campaign and advice group A Greener Festival based on an event's carbon footprint, its traffic plans and its waste and recycling management schemes

Thursday, November 17, 2011

"We want social returns, as well as financial ones. When you look at the major financial institutions, you have to realize there is greed involved." - Sister Nora Nash of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, on efforts to persuade banks and corporations to protect consumers, rein in executive pay, and remember the poor. (Source: New York Times)

The nearest
you will get me
to a Football Ground
is when I visited the Midlands -
Burton Albion.

Great place/facilities
if you want a great do.
My session venue,
the Directors Box indeed,
overlooked the ground and a good place to have session all about Gangs - with some beautiful humans who knew a bit about the subject .. from their own life experiences ....

I know so many BHPs in this area.
Staff who do significant work
and the young humans
who I love so much.

Some of them I have worked with
over the years. Only sessional stuff - not the daily grind which some great staff do, day-in-day-out - and I always loved to do/be/become.

Just read the faces.
Just look and pause .....
take a read.
Better than any book.
Life, real life it etched here, is learned here.

I was educated by them.
This week and every time we met.

I feel so close to home
even with the 7 hours drive there and back.

Congratulations to all who won awards.
Many others who have taken a step
like the chrysalis becoming a butterfly
into the unknown places as they step
into a new development in their lives

I love them
Love them

Thank you for accepting me.