CWMC Weekly Podcast
By Canary Wharf Multifaith Chaplaincy
Each one one the chaplains provides a brief 3 to 5 minute podcast with a topical thought for the week. We aim to post these on Mondays.
Remembering and honouring the elderly within our society and communities.
This week Wayne reflects on the need to create a culture that values all people at every stage of their lives. But especially at the times in their lives when then can be the most vulnerable, at the beginning of life and towards the end of their lives. Within most religions the elderly are treated with respect and valued as a blessing to the community rather than seen as a burden on society.
June 24, 2022
Remembering the events of Grenfell Tower
Saleha reflects on the tragic events of Grenfall Tower as last week we remembered the fifth anniversary.
June 18, 2022
Whoever we are we all need encouragement.
Fiona reflects on Simon and Garfunkel's song - Sounds of Silence and the story behind it.
June 11, 2022
The Queen- a great leader and wonderful example
Ibrahim remembers the occasion he met the Queen and their conversation.
June 06, 2022
Service and Faith
This week Wayne reflects on the celebrations of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee of 70 years service this coming weekend. And what it means to serve others.
May 28, 2022
The process of grief
The week Saleha explores how we cope with grief and what might help us.
May 22, 2022
We all need food, we need to eat to live!
Fiona explores the important role food plays in celebrations and bringing people together.
May 13, 2022
Ibrahim shares his joy on ‘Īd (Eid)
May 06, 2022
A crossover of faiths
Seleha gives a Muslim perspective this week.
April 21, 2022
The Easter hope is more than wishful thinking!
This week Fiona reflects on how this year the major festivals of Ramadan, Passover and Easter coincide, and that even when life is not as expected we can still find seeds of hope.
April 18, 2022
Ramadan- a month of fasting
Ibrahim tells us about what Muslims do during this month and how colleagues who are fasting can be supported
April 08, 2022
Passover and the Freedom to Choose
This week Moshe reflects on what it means to be truly free and appreciate the freedom to do so.
April 04, 2022
The need to look through a different lens
This week Saleha reflects on theme that all are important and valued whatever their role within a community or organisation.
March 25, 2022
Transformed by acts of Kindness
This week, Fiona reflects on how acts of kindness shape us and help hold communities and societies together.
March 19, 2022
Preparing in advance is always a good idea.
This week Ibrahim tells us about preparing for fasting in the month of Ramadan
March 12, 2022
The harmonious sound of success.
This week Moshe reflects on what qualities and attributes make a good leader.
March 07, 2022
Praying for peace in an uncertain world
Fiona reflects on the unfolding war in Ukraine, how it is affecting people within our communities and asks for the faith communities to prayer for peace.
February 28, 2022
Seeing God's guiding hand in our lives?
Moshe reflects about how we make the choices and decisions in a changing world of uncertainty.
February 21, 2022
‘Love is in the air’
Ibrahim reminds us about the need to fill our world with love - everyday, not just on Valentines Day.
February 11, 2022
The story of the Chinese Bamboo tree.
Saleha reflects of the story of the Chinese Bamboo tree, reminding us that realising our dreams takes patience and perseverance.
February 06, 2022
Its no longer Christmas
Fiona explains that for the Christian Church the season of Christmas continues until the festival of Candlemas on on 2nd February.
January 31, 2022
Holocaust Memorial Day - Janusz Korczak
Moshe reflects on the life of Dr Janusz Korczak and his work and devoted care for children
January 24, 2022
Welcoming the New Year 2022
Ibrahim reflects on overcoming challenges as we look forward to a new season of ‘spring’ in 2022.
January 16, 2022
A message for Christmas
We are sadly as a chaplaincy team saying goodbye to Barbara who is retiring at the end of December, so this is her final podcast. In it she reflects on Angels and especially the message of the Angel Gabriel to Mary, that it was delivered with kindness and gentleness qualities our society so much still needs today.
December 17, 2021
Uncertainty can be an opportunity
Ibrahim shares his thoughts about preparing well for what might come.
December 13, 2021
Advent calendars are not just about Chocolate!
This week Fiona reflects on the origins of the Advent Calendar and how they can help us prepare for Christmas.
December 05, 2021
The end signifies a new beginning
Saleha, one of our Muslim Chaplains reflects on the growth we experience through new beginnings, when viewed positively.
November 26, 2021
The Light of Chanukah
Moshe reflects on the origin and miracles of Chanukah and the importance of light.
November 22, 2021
Learning to to be comfortable to just listen and not speaking
Barbara reflects on the importance of really listening, paying attention and not having to fill fill the silences with words. It is not just about acquiring techniques but giving the person we are with their full worth and value.
November 13, 2021
We all have a shared responsibility to care for our fragile planet.
Ibrahim reminds us of our role in taking care of our fragile planet and the environment, suggesting that the current trend can be reversed.
November 07, 2021
COP26 - What can I/We do to make a difference?
Fiona reflects on the start of the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference, on not just the huge responsibility of world governments to be radical, but the challenge is to us too, what small changes in our own life styles can make a difference to climate change.
October 31, 2021
Volunteering is a way of sharing love
This week Barbara reflects on the value of volunteering, both as a volunteer and the difference volunteers make to our society.
October 24, 2021
Why do a podcast about Gin & Tonic day?
Today Moshe reflects on Gin & Tonic day, why you might ask? Well listen and discover something to reflect on this week even if drinking alcohol is not part of your culture, or you don't drink.
October 17, 2021
The importance of seed gathering for conserving our environment
Ibrahim reflects on the Seed Gathering Season and the importance and benefits of tree planting.
October 10, 2021
Black History Month - celebrating those who have changed our lives
Do you know who Lewis Latimer is? He was born in 1848, he was an African American inventor, electric pioneer and paten expert.
October 03, 2021
The origins of annual holidays?
Barbara reflects that many of us now look forward to holiday's Covid allowing. But holidays have not always been the norm for everyone.
July 16, 2021
From Catastrophe to Hope: the Art of Resilience
This week, Moshe reflections on the Jewish festival Tisha B'Av, the anniversary of the destruction of the Temple and what we might learn from it for today.
July 16, 2021
Winning or Losing?
Fiona reflects on the Euro 2020 final, she tried not too but since it will be the talk of many today ...
July 12, 2021
Being inconsistent how we value fellow human beings.
Ibrahim reflects on why do we value all human beings equally in some contexts and not others?
July 05, 2021
Inside the child was a dancer trying to get out!
Barbara reflects on giving people a chance to discover who they are, those who are different, those who are eccentric for they are the ones who often create beauty in this world.
June 25, 2021
Music is the language of the Soul
Moshe reminds us that today is World Music Day and our relationship to music. How music can soothe us also say the things we can't put into words.
June 21, 2021
History shows us life will go on!
Fiona reflects on a recent walk around the City of London how it rose once again out of the ashes of the Great Fire on London on 1666.
June 13, 2021
We are all different but equal in our shared humanity
Ibrahim reflects on how different we and diverse we all are - this diversity is a gift and is beautiful, and together we can build an inclusive society and workplace.
June 08, 2021
Hunting for Treasure
Barbara in this podcast reflects on treasure, and wonders if our views on what treasure is has changed during the pandemic.
June 01, 2021