Catriona Robertson

journeys at home and abroad

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

Europeans

I was at Pax Christi International in Brussels yesterday for a board meeting of the European Network on Religion & Belief. Excellent conversations (mostly in English, my school French gets … Continue reading

23 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

Istanbul

Thoroughly enjoyed Istanbul.  Friendly, upbeat & vast, with multiple layers of history and identity.  It was good to see people from along the Silk Road mixing in with everyone else. … Continue reading

17 March 2015 · 2 Comments

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

Sakharov: religion & human rights

Here’s a video of the Sakharov Debate at Europe House in December with the UCL European Institute.  I was on the panel. More recently I was involved in a piece … Continue reading

2 February 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

Scotland

Is the vote about Scottish independence?  More likely to be about wanting a more responsive political system – being heard, acknowledged, responded to.  If the UK Parliament reflected Scottish politics … Continue reading

18 September 2014 · 1 Comment