Catriona Robertson

journeys at home and abroad

Tag Archives: refugees

Minipreach on BBC Radio 4

On the slow train up through the Balkans (proper six-seat compartments and restaurant cars), I scribbled a two-minute sermon for the BBC’s Daily Service. They recorded it at Greenbelt and … Continue reading

9 October 2016 · 1 Comment

Belgrade

The blueberry bushes along the railway line into Belgrade are covered in fruit. Neat little houses and gardens popped into view and the mixed woods and hills reminded me of … Continue reading

29 August 2016

Greece

Athens is rather empty – few people on the streets, shops have their shutters down, but relieved to hear it isn’t the economy: those who can afford it head off … Continue reading

29 August 2016

Athens II

Met several groups today working with refugees. People stopped moving through Greece earlier this year when the migrant trail fizzled out: borders in the Balkans closed and Turkey agreed with … Continue reading

29 August 2016 · 2 Comments

Hospitality & Islam: Mona Siddiqui

My review of Mona Siddiqui’s absorbing book appears in this month’s Third Way magazine. Amid an escalating refugee crisis, a tangle of wars in the Middle East and the presence … Continue reading

3 April 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

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