15th September 1981 – 4th August 2011
Mark Duggan’s death at the hands of armed police officers lead to riots lasting several days across the whole of the UK. Continue reading “August 4th – Mark Duggan”
30th November 1930 – 26th July 2016
Jacques Hamel was a French Roman Catholic priest who was martyred whilst celebrating Mass in his parish church. He was a faithful priest dedicated to serving the Church he loved for over 60 years.
Mary Magdalene was the first person to meet the Resurrected Christ and so has the honourable title of Apostle to the Apostles. Despite being marginalised and slandered by the Church throughout the years she remains one of the most important people of all time and a key person for the Christian faith.
Seneca Falls Convention
19th – 20th July 1848
The Seneca Falls Convention was the first convention on the rights of women in America. The convention discussed the civil, social and religious condition of women and provided a space for women to speak in public during a time when society frowned on such activities. Continue reading “July 19th – Seneca Falls Convention”
30th May 1926 – 3rd May 1989
“I gave the sexual revolution a good swift kick in the pants”
Christine Jorgensen was a transgender woman who is famous for being the first person to undergo gender reassignment surgery and hormone replacement treatment.
International Workers Day
International Workers Day is a day of celebration for the working classes around the world and often involves mass demonstrations and strikes in support of workers rights, pay issues and economic injustices.
4th February 1904 – 9th April 1945
“When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die”
– The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German protestant pastor and theologian who during his short life wrote several books and articles on the Christian faith, founded the Confessing Church and actively opposed the Nazi regime, for which he was later executed. Continue reading “April 9th – Dietrich Bonhoeffer”