Groups in Focus: Philosophy in a Cafe

Socrates 470 – 399 BC   Philosophy in the Community is not new, and has been around ever since human-beings gained the power of speech.   Philosophical discussions help people make sense, of the world of existence and how best to live as human beings. The ancient Greeks used Philosophy as a social pursuit; think of Socrates holding […]

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Cafe Cooking Sessions

I love teaching and I’ve taught a lot of people from all sorts of backgrounds not just simple cooking ideas and meals that are healthy and affordable for them, but also I’ve shown them that preparing a meal from fresh ingredients is not difficult and can inspire confidence and trust in themselves. Individuals have become more confident in cooking for themselves […]

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Groups in Focus: Affinity Choir

Wales is known as the ‘Land of Song’ and with over 300 choirs, it’s easy to see why.   When we founded Affinity Female Voice Choir we aimed to provide something different for local women who wanted to sing, perform and make friends. Our association with the URC is a huge part of what we have […]

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HYBU

Every Thursday evening, the Upper Room is full of young people aged 16-18 drawn from five schools and colleges in Cardiff, who come together to train and plan. What for?   You could ask.   Well, they are the Cardiff part of our Hybu Pobl Ifanc programme. Hybu is a local charity which works with young people […]

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Digital Painting

When I first started making digital paintings five years ago I would never have thought that my hobby could become a way to help others – yet now, five years later, I can say that this has happened and it has been the most beautiful surprise.   When I started I could barely come to terms […]

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A New Welcome in Epiphany

On the day (7th January) when we celebrated the visit of wise men from foreign lands to the Christ child, we were delighted to welcome into membership Dee Asllani from Turkey, Kenneth Watson from South Africa and Adedayo Alabi from Nigeria. All are welcome here.

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Reflections on Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe at a glance after the coup (not a coup) Zimbabwe had to endure 37 years of one-way policy-making – unchecked decision-making and among many minuses no freedom of speech, association and no rule of law whatsoever.  Freedom of speech and rule of law are a nation-building assets that most democracies have invested in.  The […]

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