Category Archives: Music and justice

The sound of silence…

  Hello darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again, Because a vision softly creeping, Left its seeds while I was sleeping, And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of … Continue reading

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Refuge and watering holes from Aleppo to Wales

Before the war, I didn’t pay attention to how much water I used. But now, water is like gold for me. It’s practically holy. (29-year-old Ali) Water sourced from underground wells in Aleppo (Photo: Aref Haj Youssef/Reuters) Aleppo is heartbreakingly … Continue reading

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Telling stories of folk who do the worst jobs: folk music and justice

Yesterday, Nancy Kerr won the prestigious singer of the year title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015. Already a respected interpreter of traditional material, Nancy’s emergence as a writer of rare style has drawn comparisons to William Blake in … Continue reading

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It’s the river of hope from the pool of tears…

If justice leads to anything it should lead to Hope. This is certainly the biblical story of justice; a story which weaves the bright white threads of the Creative Desire of a God of Love through a tapestry of colourful and … Continue reading

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Taking the rap for Homs: Rap-psalms?

As a mother of teens I am learning fast that rap is not an art form for the faint-hearted (I’ve already weathered the metal phase…more on that another time!), but when I came across one Iranian rap video which has been trending … Continue reading

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The Father’s Song

[Image from Joyful Heart Renewal Ministries ] When it comes to issues of justice patriarchy has often had a poor track record. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines patriarchy as social organization marked by the supremacy of the father in the clan or family, … Continue reading

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The river flows in you…

One of the scriptures which inspires me deeply as to the fundamental importance of justice to a planetary flourishing which reflects the infinite wisdom and love of God is this one: But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness … Continue reading

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