Angela Tilby: Why choral evensong is so popular

NEW statistics released last week indicate that attendances at weekday cathedral services have been …

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Choral Evensong & Pub

11 oktober 2018, 20:00 Domkerk; 22 november 2018, Janskerk

Oproep Choral Evensong & Pub: Als team Choral Evensong & Pub kijken we terug op een bijzondere reeks van 32 Choral Evensongs met aansluitend ontmoeting in de pub in de Utrechtse binnenstad het afgelopen seizoen. We willen niets liever dan het initiatief voortzetten. Alleen, dit gaat niet zonder uw hulp. Achter de schermen zijn we […]

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Dear Congress – Sincerely, A Mass Shooting Survivor

I write you this letter so that you can see the face of a survivor. I write you this letter as someone who saw with my own eyes the horror of a mass shooting, a shooting that took the lives of my twin and younger sisters and injured my father in December 2007. And most importantly I write this letter to open a dialogue about the role that gun violence has played in our country.

Impressive letter and wake up call for the world!!!!

The Champs-Elysées in Zaatari Camp.

An impressive story and wonderful pictures about refugees in a camp in Syria, surviving and making the best of nothing. Very impressive!!

/photo by Toufic Beyhhum/ The photo pretty much says it all. The following is a photo-essay by Toufic Beyhum and Nadim Dimechkie. You must be wondering about the connection between one of the world’s largest refugee camps (which is gradually evolving into a permanent settlement) and the famous boulevard (the paradise for dead heroes) in […]

Friday September 11th

Reblogged from In remembrance of 14 years past nine eleven, thirteen books. 

Windows on the world (F. Beigbeder), in the shadows of no towers (A. Spiegelman),  saturday (I. McEwan) , and so ten more! Worthwile reading! 


Ter gelegenheid van de herdenking van veertien jaar Nine-Eleven dertien zogeheten elfseptemberromans.

Taking back the streets of Beirut

Photograph: Yazan Halwani’s ‘Fairuz’ in Gemmayze “There is an alternative voice rising,” says Yazan Halwani, the young Lebanese street artist. “I’m not going to say that what I do is going to free Lebanon or change the sectarian political system, or fix any regional problem, it’s far from that. But it tells people that you don’t […]


Imagine by John Lennon

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one


‘Smoky World’

Beautiful series of photos!! words too short for it! telling a hard, disgusting but true story.


The suffocation is unbearable in the dark. The smoke is so intense that you cannot breathe for a few seconds. When you will be able to see something then you will realize that hundreds of people are working attentively. Suddenly you will hear the sound of coughing by some small kids; very soon you will be discovering that half of the people working in the area are children, as young as they can be. The faster they work the more they get paid. But their production rarely increases and their payment remains in the same range: 100-150 taka daily for 12-16 hours of work. Still, all of them are continually trying to do the only job they know.

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Most of the poor villagers are dependent on this job. Small kids sometimes forget their surroundings and start to talk to each other. Parents swiftly scold them or punch them in their…

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