'Values, concerns, worries, hopes and visions all have a sharper focus.’
A few months ago, I was thinking of doing some work from the Northern Friends Peace Board (NFPB) office again, after months of home-based working. But that will have to wait. Bolton, where we’re based, feels as though it’s been a bit of political football in the pandemic. Covid is bad here: once more I hear the distress of a Muslim friend describing how overwhelmed he is by the number of burials he’s having to organise. These things are not just practical inconveniences; there is real pain in what we are living through.
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