Envisaging A New Future

This is my walking meditation.



No-one knows the meaning of justice,
Unless they have experienced what is un-just,

No-one knows real poverty,
Unless they have begged on the streets in desperation.

No-one knows violence,
Unless violence has knocked down their safety door.

No-one knows financial collapse,
Unless they find there is… Continue reading


I watched a film tonight called Omar.  I barely read the title when I borrowed it, had a vague idea it was about Israel and Palestine.  It brought up issues of the escalation of hatred through cruel psychological power games between Israeli security forces and Palestinian youths.  It covered love, jealousy, attempts… Continue reading

What Gandhi Taught Me About Jesus


What Gandhi Taught Me about Jesus
A Pastor’s Memoir
By A. C. Oommen*
I first saw Mahatma Gandhi when I was twelve, when he came to our state of Kerala in south India to help remove the age-old injustice of caste discrimination. He addressed a huge gathering on a river bed… Continue reading

The Real Power is Empathy and Forgiveness

NEWS: The potential of empathy…


NEWS: The potential of empathy…

Posted on October 16, 2014 by 

TFP TALK_8_2For our eighth Conversation on Forgiveness, Does knowing someone’s story make it harder to hate them?Jo Berry and Pat Magee came together to discuss their experiences of… Continue reading

Gandhi discusses Tolerance, Forgiveness and Trust


Mutual Toleration

The golden rule of conduct … is mutual toleration, seeing that we will never all think alike and we shall always see Truth in fragment and from different angles of vision. Conscience is not the same thing for all. Whilst, therefore, it is a good guide for individual conduct, imposition of… Continue reading

Blasphemy and Laughing in the Face of Adversity

I’ve just returned from India clowning in orphanages, destitute women’s shelters, deaf children, HIV children, leprosy communities, mentally disturbed patients, hospitals, bonded labour homes and schools amongst many other disadvantaged groups. Our goal, as a group of clowns, was to bring love and laughter to people suffering and isolated. For myself, I only saw their… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”