Considering how crucial women are to the Advent period and Christmas, it is wonderful to remember anew their example of faithful expectation; and their insights about what the coming baby represented. Christmas celebrates the bold faithfulness of lowly women – a teenage girl and an older woman. Elizabeth is introduced at the beginning of Luke’s … Continue reading God’s abundant love at Christmas
Lionesses roar that women’s sport can’t be dismissed
The Lionesses's win in football is encouraging us all to think about the benefits of sport at every level
Women’s bodies are not a war zone
Emotive words and placards leave no space for anyone who might want to pause for thought and acknowledge the moral complexities of being pro-life or pro-choice.
Hope and a Future for Women everywhere
Is International Women's Day just a day for educated western women? The answer is NO!
Violence against women in the place they should be safe – their homes
There is a terrible mismatch between 'domestic' and 'abuse': in the place we should feel safest, there is terrible abuse for too many women
Sport’s double standards
It’s the Olympics and in a year of confinement, millions of us are finding special enjoyment in watching the grace, strength and endurance of competitors. Clothing should help sportspeople perform to their best. There are rules that cover things like high tech running shoes so that the playing field is fairly level. But some sports … Continue reading Sport’s double standards
Some days I feel like knitting
Today is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the amazing (often unsung) women of the world. But in a pretty German town, the local Christian bookshop was vandalised last night – windows were broken and “Down with the Patriarchy” was daubed on the door, in the name of feminism. It is the sixth … Continue reading Some days I feel like knitting
Strengths in lockdown
My lockdown strengths (in no particular order) I can be an introvert without feeling second-class. Sitting in virtual meetings without the need for small talk over coffee is quite releasing. There is zero correlation between being a talker and having good ideas! (but tell that to an extrovert) The new zoom etiquette of being muted, … Continue reading Strengths in lockdown
What real messages of hope can we give at this time of global crisis, while recognising the pressures and fears facing women in particular?
If women ruled the world
Men have wrecked the world - wouldn't it be better if women ruled, wouldn't we all be better off? Well, if women follow the same competitive rules as leaders now, the answer is No. We don’t just need to change the gender of leaders, to have more women CEOs or scientists, MPs or bishops, we … Continue reading If women ruled the world