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

In search of hope: Five queries

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!)


The day after yesterday

I know I’m not alone in feeling deeply upset this morning after last night’s election results. I feel a loss of a hope that I had been holding on to, perhaps more tightly than was wise.

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…

Hope (6/8): To be or not to be

Reading time: 8 min. In last week’s blog we were looking at how hopeful people find, in a world that seems locked down by the powerful, that it’s actually a place of continuous change, where ‘the power of the powerless’…