Bird image - painting by Arvindh Baburam (detail)

Hope in disturbing times

Hope – is there any? We face multiple crises affecting every part of humanity and the earth – so what meaning can hope have in practice?

two figures, image - Artist: Daniel Balanescu

Five queries in search of hope

For you, your family/friends, your community, your society, or your cause…

Book: ‘Hope’s work’

This project is based on a short book on the theme, Hope’s work, to be published soon (I hope!)


Hope and the coronavirus outbreak – a few thoughts

I don’t really know what to make of what’s happening yet. ‘Normal’, such as it was, seems to have ended. It might come back, but for a long while at least most of us will probably be living in a…

Hope (8/8): Bringing it home

Reading time: 12 minutes. ‘This leads us, probably, to as good a definition of the beloved community as we can hope for: common experience and common effort on a common ground to which one willingly belongs.’ Wendell Berry, in ‘Writer…

Hope (7/8): Who’s with us?

Reading time: 9 min. In last week’s blog we found that people of hope, unlike those who are simply optimistic, don’t depend on a future in which all the brokenness of the world gets fixed. For as long as the…