Catriona Robertson

journeys at home and abroad

Category Archives: UK

Beyond the niceties: building stronger Christian-Muslim relations

If you’re coming to the Greenbelt Festival in a couple of weeks, find me at the Treehouse at 12.30pm on Sunday.  This is what the programme will say: Tolerating one … Continue reading

13 August 2016

Eating grass

Ad on the London underground.  I’m sure I’m not the only one who sees this differently after the news from besieged Madaya that Syrians are eating grass in order to … Continue reading

23 January 2016

Refugees: what are we learning from the current crisis?

What are we learning from the refugee crisis?  It’s not a new story, but it makes the news when something exceptionally distressing happens: the little boy who drowned, the abandoned … Continue reading

23 January 2016

Hijab Scene #7 Mohja Kahf

Several Muslim women friends of mine have responded to the news today, appearing on TV, separating out the benefits for British Muslim women (& others) of speaking English from what … Continue reading

18 January 2016

Business suits and the dispossessed

Someone was worried about her sister in hospital, saying her arm had been broken in two places by a nurse.  Another asked where the accounts were and what salaries were … Continue reading

26 September 2015

Lambeth Palace

Earlier this week I was at Lambeth Palace with the trustees of the Christian Muslim Forum.  We climbed a stone staircase, arriving at a simple but stunning room overlooking the … Continue reading

23 September 2015

TV

Surprise – two of my fellow panelists dropped out of a tv discussion, Should Muslims become more involved in interfaith activities?, and the two stand-ins took it in an unexpected … Continue reading

23 September 2015

Refugees & Migrants 21 September

If you’re in London tomorrow morning, you’d be more than welcome – Syrian breakfast, good company. The Frontline Club are showing “A Syrian Love Story” on Wednesday.  

20 September 2015

Breakfast, lunch & supper

BREAKFAST on Tuesday at law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to hear Speaker John Bercow MP, Baroness Onora O’Neill (EHRC) and Mick Davis (Jewish Leadership Council) at a Council for Christians … Continue reading

12 February 2015

Tout comprendre c’est tout pardonner

Our guests at the Peace Café this evening were Jo Berry, whose MP father was killed by the IRA Brighton bomb, and Pat Magee, who planted the bomb.  After Pat … Continue reading

9 February 2015

Prince Charles & Deeyah Khan on radicalisation

Prince Charles was on the TV news this evening talking about British young people being radicalised and wanting to join ISIS.  Why would they do this? You’d think that the … Continue reading

8 February 2015 · 2 Comments

#VisitMyMosque

Today was #VisitMyMosque day – local Islamic centres welcoming in visitors, offering a cup of tea, a look around & a chat.  At the launch was Dr Shuja Shafi, whose … Continue reading

1 February 2015