A Message from the United Kingdom

I have added this page on January 8, 2021, following the violence at the US Capitol, at the request of progressive religious multimedia artist Andrew Pratt, whose work I am delighted to support. (In the interests of diversity and harmony, I have left his British spellings in place.)

On his blog (https://hymnsandbooks.blog) Andrew Pratt has written - 

Twenty years ago this year the USA, and with it the world, was shaken with the attack on the World Trade Center in New York. This exacerbated the polarisation of faith traditions and ideologies across the globe. Tensions increased and an ‘us and them’ mentality, already present, was exaggerated by political posturing, understandable, to a degree, in the light of what had happened. Broken bridges have still not been rebuilt but today those labelled enemies in Western nations are as much within as outside out borders and reconciliation is still needed. Ideologies are in tension with each other and this is overlaid by the threat of a pandemic. Global cooperation has never been more necessary. A hymn I wrote in 2001 within 24 hours of 9/11 is perhaps still pertinent…those we label or sense to be enemies inhabit the fabric of our own politics. Their actions are not as obvious but just as damaging…trust is at a premium… 

The hymn - God’s on our side can be seen at - https://hymnsandbooks.blog/2021/01/08/gods-on-our-side/ 

You can also find details of his full colour book of poetry, watercolours and photos - Words, Images and Imagination compiled during the last year and which can be purchased here -  https://hymnsandbooks.blog/2020/10/29/words-images-and-imagination-book-coming-soon-watch-this-space/