Religion

Pause For Thought: 'We can light up someone else’s face by loving who they are and the uniqueness of how they look.'

Bishop Nick Baines celebrates Face Equality Day.

Pause For Thought: 'My kind of paradise is a place of acceptance, with no need to impress.'

Eve Poole on rejecting the concept of shame.

Pause For Thought: "The desert shall rejoice and blossom."

Anthony Lees-Smith on trusting in others.

Pause For Thought: “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem.”

Sarah Joseph on facing trials.

Pause For Thought: 'Trees and gardens span generations and lifetimes.'

Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand on gardens of remembrance.

Pause For Thought: 'Making any group of people work takes time and effort.'

Ann Easter on offering support to friends and family.

Pause For Thought: 'Creation has a way of breaking through and bringing its own order out of the chaos.'

Dr Helen-Ann Hartly celebrates the wildness of nature.

Pause For Thought: 'No-one ever needs to swim alone.'

Reverend Kate Bottley on the importance of supporting one another.

Pause For Thought: 'There are some things that we just can’t do anything about, but we can do something about how we react.'

Robert Harrap celebrates Wesak.