Stories

  • Pinecones, twine and scissors on a wooden desk (Roman Kraft via Unsplash)

    25 ideas for an ethical Christmas

    December is here – the countdown to Christmas is on! Here are 25 ways you can have an ethical Christmas and be kind to the planet (and your wallet).

  • Around the world with our volunteers

    We may have missed World Marmite day in September and Hug a Drummer Day in October (it’s a real thing), but there is one day we don’t want to miss out on celebrating...

  • Opening doors to Christmas

    What are the gifts – the small, joyful distractions – that we’re hoping to find behind the doors of our Advent calendars? Chocolate?…

  • Ubuntu: the circle of love

    ‘Is Ubuntu the key to happiness?’ asked the Daily Mail recently. Ben Cohen investigates a centuries-old southern African word that has a…

  • Seated people listening with notebooks on lap (Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash)

    Hustings: What you need to know

    Many churches bless their local community by running special services and events at Christmas. This year, the UK election in December brings an opportunity for churches to serve in a different way: by running a hustings.