Our Common Home: Fossil Fuel Industry’s Secret Weapon
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Our Common Home: Fossil Fuel Industry’s Secret Weapon

Our new report exposes how the little-known Energy Charter Treaty gives corporations the power to halt the energy transition. And how it is being expanded, threatening to bind yet more countries to corporate-friendly energy policies. So here we have a video wrap-up for you! You can also find our brand new report on the Energy…

Easter Song: Go tell the World
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Easter Song: Go tell the World

Easter
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Easter

Sometimes I’m upSometimes I’m down……. Glory Halleluia! He is risen! Wishing all visitors to this website a Gloriously Luminous Easter Day and Season. Fons Eppink mhm

Easter Poem: Not Just Another Lazarus
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Easter Poem: Not Just Another Lazarus

NOT JUST ANOTHER LAZARUS Leading up to  Passover,Lazarus was brought back to life,To a mortal life,To be wondered at or plotted against,But, sooner or later, to die again. But then, Flowing on, at Easter,Jesus was brought back to Life,To immortal Life,To be wondered at……..But different: The same One in another way. Chosen witnesses were visited And helped…

Living the Vast Silence of Holy Saturday
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Living the Vast Silence of Holy Saturday

We don’t know what to do with it. Somehow it gets lost between the solemn exhaustion of Good Friday and the excitement of the Easter Vigil. Yet it is not an interlude between acts while the scenery changes behind the curtain. Neither is it a time when God continues to work in some other realm…

Passion of Jesus – Wintershall
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Passion of Jesus – Wintershall

The famous Wintershall Passion of Jesus – with its cast of hundreds of actors and animals – has been watched by thousands of people in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday for ten years. More than 300,000 people have also watched a live stream around the world. Because of the pandemic, it won’t be possible again…

Pasolini’s The Gospel According to St. Matthew
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Pasolini’s The Gospel According to St. Matthew

Some of the most intriguing artistic tributes to faith and religion come from nonbelievers. A Man For All Seasons, the great drama of the life and martyrdom of St. Thomas More, was written for the stage and screen by the non-Christian Robert Bolt. The story of The Song of Bernadette, the Marian visionary of Lourdes, was first…

Holy Week: Yearly Spike in Anti-Christian Violence
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Holy Week: Yearly Spike in Anti-Christian Violence

Although Christians are simply one among a staggering set of vulnerable minority groups around the world exposed to hatred and persecution, there remains a sort of wall of silence around their suffering. In part, that’s because the people who set the tone in global politics and the media generally live in the affluent West, where…

J.S.Bach: St Matthew’s Passion: Erbarme dich
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J.S.Bach: St Matthew’s Passion: Erbarme dich

‘Erbarme dich, mein Gott’ from ‘St Matthew Passion’ (BWV 244) by J.S. Bach. Performed by the Netherlands Bach Society conducted by Jos van Veldhoven. Soloists: Tim Mead (Alto), Shunske Sato (violin) The St Matthew Passion tells the story of the last days of Jesus. He is betrayed, tried, crucified and buried. The lyrics were compiled…

Hosanna to the Son of David
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Hosanna to the Son of David

Luke 19: 29-40 HCSB As Jesus approached Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, He sent two of the disciples and said, “Go into the village ahead of you.As you enter it, you will find a young donkey tied there, on which no one has ever sat.Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you,…

Celebrating the Passion of the Lord
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Celebrating the Passion of the Lord

The busiest afternoon of the year for Catholic churches is that of Good Friday. People throng to participate in a liturgy entitled,  ‘Celebration of the Passion of the Lord’. The mood for this celebration is set by three readings from Scripture, which invite us to meet the Lord Jesus under three aspects: as Servant, as…

Francesco: A Pope Francis Documentary
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Francesco: A Pope Francis Documentary

“Francesco”, the documentary film directed by Evgeny Afineevsky dedicated to Pope Francis, is to be streamed globally from Sunday, 28 March. Speaking about his experience with the film, Afineevsky says: “What I admire most about the Pope is the way he brings people together”