Category Archives: Thoughts and Reflections

A Gay Christian Minister Comes Out

A Gay Christian Minister Comes Out Ray Vincent, Associate Chaplain The attitude of Christian churches towards homosexuality has generally been negative, and in many places still is. Forty years ago it took great courage on the part of a few … Continue reading

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February is LGBT History Month

February is LGBT History Month. Even the name is controversial. We used to talk just about “gay people” and “gay history”, but in recent years there is a growing recognition that human sexuality takes many different forms. To assume that … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day, 27th January

Once again we will be observing this day at the Meeting House. The Forum will be open from 11 am to 3 pm with an opportunity to reflect quietly, look at some pictures, and light a candle. Why are we … Continue reading

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Food bank reliance in the UK triples

A recent study by Oxfam and Church Action on Poverty says that more than half a million UK people may rely on food banks, three times as many in 2012 as in the previous year. It sites benefit cuts, unemployment … Continue reading

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Homosexuality: A Journey

The journalist and activist Symon Hill talked at the Meeting House last week about his personal journey. With moving honesty, he spoke of his early days as an enthusiastic Christian when he imbibed the teaching of his church that homosexual … Continue reading

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What do you do once you have found God?

As Abraham, Moses, Paul of Tarsus, or any of the world’s great prophets might tell you, finding God is only the beginning of a long and rich relationship. Getting to know God is a challenging journey which takes a lifetime … Continue reading

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End of Year Party at the Meeting House

by Maarten Heinsius It is the end of the year, and what a year. The Chaplaincy has taken on a new and even broader role in the University, and that deserved to be celebrated. Despite Treforest currently being the perfect … Continue reading

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Wales celebrates Christmas at the Meeting House

The second of two acts of worship recorded at The Meeting House, the home of the Chaplaincy to the University of Glamorgan, was broadcast on Radio Wales on Sunday, December 18th. The broadcast is available on the BBC’s iPlayer until … Continue reading

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Making a pilgrimage to Mecca? Beware of fraud!

Are you planning on making the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in the near future? South Wales Police would like to draw your attention to fraudsters targetting pilgrims. “Each year Hajj fraud is destroying the dreams of an untold number of people … Continue reading

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Reactions to the death of Osama bin Laden

The news reporting of the death of Osama bin Laden has described the relief and euphoria of many in different parts of the world.  Given the indiscriminate death and destruction that has been caused by his direct influence on others, … Continue reading

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