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Gillian King

Passionate about being black, British, Christian and a Londoner,(not necessarily in that order). Other passions flow from this, football, politics and smiling! I write what I'm passionate about.
Gillian King has written 54 posts for londonchronicler

International Women’s Day @ King’s College London

You know the thing; scrolling down emails at work on a Wednesday afternoon, checking to make sure I hadn’t missed anything of vital importance before I go ‘off duty’. Since I work part-time at the HR department at Heythrop College, University of London, I try to make sure my work has a rhythm to it … Continue reading

Writing As a Virtue

According to the acclaimed writer Chinua Achebe, whose book, Home and Exile I just read; to be a writer, you must have a story to tell, the passion to tell it and the perseverence to tell it no matter what. He says that because writing is hard graft, you must persevere through the hard times, … Continue reading

IF Campaign

Saturday, June 8 was a beautiful day. The best summer’s day we had had in a while. So it felt like God was smiling on us for the IF campaign. Some 45,000 people came together in Hyde Park to let the G8 and David Cameron know that we think it’s unacceptable that so many people, … Continue reading

What IF…

I’m no utopian but l often wonder what the world would be like If….. For instance, if we all lived within our means. If the haves did not despise the have nots and shared their wealth more readily. What would the world be like if the have nots did not spend so much time wanting … Continue reading

The Undulating Curve of the Written Word

As you can imagine, and probably tell from my title, l’m rather enamoured with the written word and I don’t mean the neat typescript we see in newspapers and books. Of course they make reading delightful, free from eye strain and brain drain from trying to decipher an impossible scribble. No, I think there’s something … Continue reading

Christmas Day Politics

Christmas is always a joyful time for me with its traditions: carol services, cards, presents, meeting friends for lunch and looking forward to a restful and quiet couple of days in front of the telly after much eating and drinking. Oh and there’s a lot of talking on the phone and Skype with my far … Continue reading

‘Oh No! Not Human Trafficking Again!’

Earlier in the week I was at Westminster Hall, where I was listening to the Wilberforce Address, organised annually by the Conservative Christian Fellowship (CCF). The address, given this year by the Foreign Office Minister, Alistair Burt, was so powerfully thought provoking that I decided to write about it after all! I tweeted earlier in … Continue reading

Summer Loving

It’s true what they say! Time really does fly when you’re having fun. It’s been quite a while since my last post.  I’ve been having a love affair! As August draws to a close and the autumn air settles on London, I’m taking a bit of time to reflect on my summer of love. No, … Continue reading

Sports Lessons For Christians

It’s been an incredible summer for sports in Britain and the best is yet to come (we hope) with the Olympics just around the corner.  I enjoy sports enormously, more watching than playing, but still, sport is very enjoyable and I’m sure participating, even as a spectator adds to quality of life and community, which … Continue reading

Christians Facing Issues – Depression

I really can’t believe how time flies! Even though I didn’t write on this blog throughout June, I did write a couple of posts on my new blog which is all about writing my autobiography. As with all new ventures, it has some teething issues but here I am, back on my original blog, keeping up my … Continue reading