Sep 25, 2015

The aftertaste

Last night 16 people flocked into the Agape building for our Habits Taster session.  This represented a great step forward in our collaboration with ChaplaincyPlus, as all but one had been invited by Steve Bavington (pictured) who spearheads that business network.  Already two from last night have signed in to the course starting October 12th, […]

Jul 10, 2015

Totalitarianism now and then

During our holiday last week in Provence I read a series of interviews with Aung San Suu Kyi, noting some of the similarities and differences between her own non-violent democracy movement and the movements of Mandela, Gandhi, Martin Luther King and indeed Jesus, who all get a mention in the book.

Jul 3, 2015

Spiritual Enterprise #3 Questions Business Schools Don’t Ask

The last couple of months have been somewhat dominated by the discovery and successful treatment of Jane’s benign brain tumour.  But in between hospital visits a movement has been quietly rolling on.  In June 2014, Chris Mabey, Professor of HR Management at Middlesex University brought together a number of us at Sarum College in Salisbury, […]

Mar 13, 2015

Spiritual Enterprise #2 Global Aid Network UK

Ever since I began the work of Agape Workplace Initiative in 2005, I have wanted to see Global Aid Network established in the UK.  The rich business people of Birmingham need the poor people of the world to bring us face to face with the inequalities we have created, our own culpability, our false reliance […]

Feb 27, 2015

Spiritual Enterprise #1 Habits of the Heart – Getting unstuck

It’s very common for pioneer founders to hang on to the reins of a project or company beyond our sphere of competence.  Since our first Habits pilot course in 2008, we have taken well over 100 people through it.  While I was away on sabbatical, the team launched courses in Central London and Central Birmingham […]

Feb 20, 2015

Restoring the dialogue

One of the great advantages of stillness and solitude is to give the brain a thorough rest from the incessant internal dialogue that most of us have with ourselves for most of the time. Not that I have stopped thinking completely during my sabbatical. Most significantly, I have read Thomas Merton’s “Seeds of Contemplation”, Melvin […]