The University of Glasgow’s slavery past matters. That’s why the university has an ongoing commitment to reparations, which will add up to a whopping £20 million, leading to the development of a new learning centre between the University of Glasgow and the University of the West Indies. The report by the History of Slavery Steering… Continue reading Slavery past – slavery present – working towards a slave free future
I walk 20 minutes to University every day. Each way, I pass at least six homeless people. When I go shopping in town, I pass many more. Homelessness is a huge problem in Glasgow, and I read that it is set to increase, but I don’t think it has to. From 11th February until 17th… Continue reading Shalom: Louisa
On a fine day in the middle of summer I was in the midst of a rabbit hole trail on YouTube when I pressed on another video, a TedTalk called ‘Why I Live a Zero Waste Life’. The video featured Lauren Singer, a young woman who decided a few years ago to go ZERO WASTE… Continue reading Shalom: Sarah
2017 was a year of ideological change – everywhere in society, on mass scale, we were told to love ourselves. The body positive movement grew at an alarming rate on social media; books which soared to the top charts included Brené Brown’s guide outlining how to “embrace who you are”; and over 1,500 tweets were… Continue reading Shalom: Lorna
A Christmas Thought: Lara
This semester, at Just Love Glasgow, we have been focusing on the theme of “Shalom” – peace with four strands: God, others, creation and ourselves” and I think this theme fits in perfectly with the Christmas story we all know so well. Being at peace with God is arguably the most important of all four… Continue reading A Christmas Thought: Lara
Can A Dress Change The World?
Since moving to Glasgow last year, my heart has been challenged daily in so many different ways. Whether that is from walking past the homeless on Byers Road, to finding out about charities I never knew existed and for causes I never knew needed fought for – my eyes have been opened. I know there… Continue reading Can A Dress Change The World?
Live Below The Line: Kath
Monday 20th November – armed with my one-pound, and what turned out to be quite a lot of ignorance, I wandered into my local fruit store hoping to pick up something for breakfast and possibly lunch. I decided two apples (breakfast), a banana (lunch) and a couple of tangerines if I got hungry – this… Continue reading Live Below The Line: Kath
A Pursuit of Ethical Living: Fashion
I’ve always loved clothes, as soon as I was old enough to go into town with my friends I would go in practically every weekend and get a cosmetic high from buying some new clothing. Once I was old enough to get an allowance from my parents my Mum immediately said how I would spend… Continue reading A Pursuit of Ethical Living: Fashion
Answer the Call: Matthew
Over the next 24 hours, Just Love Glasgow will be doing Stand For Freedom; a peaceful but powerful protest against modern day slavery in partnership with International Justice Mission. 45 million people are currently enslaved, and we want to act on this injustice. In this blog, Matthew explains a little behind a huge contributor to… Continue reading Answer the Call: Matthew
Answer the Call: Lauren
As I was looking up the theme verse for this year (Ephesians 4:1), I came across The Message version of Ephesians 14:1-3 and was particularly drawn to the urgency of what is written, “In light of all this, here’s what I want you to do. While I’m locked up here, a prisoner for the Master,… Continue reading Answer the Call: Lauren