Catriona Robertson

journeys at home and abroad

Tag Archives: Europe

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

The EU, religion & belief

A first for the EU Parliament – a seminar for religious associations. I’ve written about my day trip to Brussels on the London Boroughs Faiths Network blog. Here’s a bit … Continue reading

3 June 2011

Fear and Hope

Searchlight Educational Trust’s Fear and Hope report is now online.  There’s quite a lot of it so a good read will have to wait. A quick look at the ‘tribes’ … Continue reading

28 February 2011

Vienna II

A fab birthday treat – a weekend in Vienna :) This time (last visit was July) I had the brilliant company of my husband (WWI, second hand books, Freud).  I … Continue reading

28 November 2010 · 3 Comments

La rentrée

Wow!  Work has exploded this week.  Everyone in London seems to be back at their desks, full of zest and ideas from their summer break – and writing me emails. … Continue reading

8 September 2010

Vienna

I spent three weeks in Vienna as a teenager in the 70s and loved it: Klimt, the Ringstrasse, Blumen stalls, Cat Stevens tapes and being puzzled that almost everyone wore … Continue reading

27 August 2010 · 1 Comment

Truanting . . .

I could have returned to London straight after the conference at Caux in Switzerland, but who could resist an international inter-rail timetable which included Vienna, Prague and Berlin?  I dare … Continue reading

27 August 2010

UK responses to French vote on burqa wearers

A flurry of press reports and comments in response to the French vote to ban the wearing of face-coverings in public: Prospect Magazine: Why France is banning the veil New … Continue reading

14 July 2010

Who are you?

No, not genealogy – spare me – but identity. Gary Younge was on BBC2’s The Review Show (the arts show that hasn’t quite found its feet since it stopped being … Continue reading

8 July 2010 · 1 Comment

Civil society in Hungary, headscarf bans in Europe

This place wasn’t just a hotel, it was a palace hotel (& during the Belle Époque, not Edwardian era – I’m learning).  We all take turns with cooking and cleaning … Continue reading

5 July 2010 · 6 Comments

Multifaith Europe

Good to meet up this evening with several people from across Europe who were at the CEJI course in Brussels last November – all practitioners/activists in their own fields.  The … Continue reading

4 July 2010

East-West

A couple of links, in fact three or four, to the East-West divide or confluence – First a piece by AA Gill in the Sunday Times magazine, found in a … Continue reading

24 January 2010