A Solar Eclipse to Remember

Monday’s Solar Eclipse makes August one of the most important months of the year. Even though it will be visible, remarkably, across most of the United States, we all will be affected by it, wherever we are in the world. We will sense it, too.

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Friday’s Full Moon to Change the World

It is no coincidence that these three months of 2017, April to June, and their full moons mark the high point of the spiritual year just as human life on Earth seems to be at its lowest point. From this polarisation must emerge change for great good.

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Manchester, a Reminder about Life and Death

The Manchester bombing, understandably, has given rise to worldwide praise for the defiant bravery of the people of a proud city and a resolute nation. Much has been said about peace and love, about unity and community, and now, while the grief and shock continues, attention is turning to the terrorist and future prevention in the usual pattern of such dreadful events. Some subjects go unsaid, though they are felt deeply.

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Terrorism and Mind Games

The face of a smiling boy is prominent in the media today,  the day after this teenage terrorist killed a Catholic priest in a church in  Normandy.

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Hope Behind Global Terrorism

Acts of terrorism by bitterly angry or misguided men and women are occurring almost on a daily basis somewhere in our world: on Tuesday it was in Istanbul, on Thursday it was in Jakarta. It has come to the point where any place in any country with crowds of people present could be vulnerable to attack. It is a sobering thought.

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Beheadings in the Middle East – not the Time for Ego

The beheading of James Foley by ISIL is one of many sad, brutal deaths by terrorists who have no boundaries or sense of decency. They will stop at nothing to achieve their aims, and it is concerning to know that they possess chemical weapons and plutonium, and the will to use them.

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An Equinox for 2013 that Kenya will Never Forget

An equinox for 2013 that Kenya will never forget takes place today, as I write on 22nd September: her capital city and the country have been shocked to their core by the terrorist attack on the Westgate Shopping Centre, and it is a warning to the world as well as Kenya about interference in the ambitions of al-Qaeda related terrorists. The terrible incident highlights the dilemma facing countries close to or distant from Africa and the Middle East as to how far they go, and in what way, to resist the growing, destabilising power of Islamist militants.

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The Power of Water – and the Threat

The remarkable floods in Central Europe continue, and along with the devastation there comes a tentative terrorist threat to the waters dominating the region.

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Shades of Light and Dark in Africa

Africa is said to be the source of human life, the place where man first evolved, and it is true that for aeons Spirit filled this great land.

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Algeria and the Power of Prayer

An uncompromising breed of terrorism is tragically conspicuous in Algeria, but remember that its severity can be mitigated through the power of prayer.

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