Archive | Social Justice

?? Ukraine ??

What can we do to help the victims of war in Ukraine and the humanitarian crisis resulting from it? At the moment, there are (at least) three options in Menorca. ? Donate to the fund established by the Diocese in Europe and USPG to support humanitarian work using the button below. ? Donate to the […]

Food Donations – April 2021

As part of the chaplaincy’s commitment to provide assistance to those is need, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, Santa Margarita has donated €100 to the Rotary Club of Menorca to contribute towards the purchase of food for the Red Cross. At a cost of about €600, Rotary purchased more than 800 kilos of fruit and […]

Theme for Sunday, 20 October

Scripture for this Sunday: Jeremiah 31.27–34; Psalm 119.97–104; 2 Timothy 3.14—4.5; Luke 18.1–8 Many people would contend that one of the primary goals of Christianity is to uphold and fulfil Jesus’ message of justice. But what exactly do we mean by justice? For many of us, justice means a sort of ‘quid pro quo,’ or […]

Theme for Sunday, 1 July 2018

Scripture for this Sunday:  2 Samuel 1.1,17-27 (the demise of Saul); Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8.7-15; Mark 5.21-43 (healing of the woman with a haemorrhage and the daughter of Jairus, the synagogue leader). Last week I saw the action of the woman in the passage from Mark’s gospel described as ‘civil disobedience.’  Certainly, she broke […]

Dysmorphia – The Townley Venus

I stumbled upon this poem by Annie Rew Shaw quite by chance … knowing too many people who suffer from body dysmorphia – dislike of their own bodies – resulting in eating disorders, self mutilation, and who knows what else.  In Christian theology, incarnation is a vote of confidence in the material world and human […]

Two Bishops and a Reader

During the Synod of the Archdeaconry of Gibraltar, held at Torrevieja between 30 January and 2 February, we were treated to three evening Eucharists, at which the theme of the Synod was approached in different ways by the preachers. On Tuesday evening, Bishop Robert Innes began by posing the question: “How does God communicate?” This […]


In Es Castell, today, at 12:00 a number of us gathered with the leaders of the Ajuntamiento to observe a minute of silence for the victims of the attack in Barcelona yesterday. I know that there are many who feel anger, but I can only feel deep sadness. I watched the ferry from Barcelona arrive […]

Words and their meaning: Security

What follows is from Neworld Theatre, an award-winning theatre company, based in Vancouver, that creates, produces and tours new plays and performance events examining human identity, experience and perceived difference. On Wednesday, June 28th, Marcus Youssef took part in 26 lettres: An ABC of words that are losing their meaning in Ottawa, Canada, at the […]

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