Catriona Robertson

journeys at home and abroad

Category Archives: London

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

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

#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

Brussels – Jewish Museum killings & EU elections

Jewish museums in London & Vienna I know, but not the one in Brussels, a city I visit several times a year for ENORB meetings.  With the #EU2014 elections in … Continue reading

26 May 2014

Martyrs

Bill Viola’s video work Martyrs is now installed at St Paul’s Cathedral (stills above and below).  I was updating the Clips page on this blog, including an item on the … Continue reading

24 May 2014

Intersectionality: women, faith & secularism

Two exciting events coming up. I’m chairing the Women & Faith session at the fabulous Women of the World Festival (at London’s Southbank Centre next Sunday (full programme here).  Questions … Continue reading

2 March 2014 · 2 Comments

Women

Here’s a film from the Christian Muslim Forum.  I make a brief appearance, in the company of some remarkable women. I keep a rough tally (on twitter) of the male-female … Continue reading

7 December 2013

London street conversations

Coming out of a talk at the London School of Economics yesterday evening, I walked past a crowd of students spilling out from the George IV pub.  One of the … Continue reading

24 October 2013