Tag: Belgium

When Mariette met Mary

By Christian Nielsen The Virgin Mary appeared eight times to a child in Belgium and the rest is ‘alternative history’ Thursday 10 May 2018 On the eve of a quiet Sunday in January 1933, the young Mariette Beco saw the…

Just one of those unlucky lucky days

By Christian Nielsen Unlucky days can sometimes turn out to be a different kind of lucky… the tortuous variety. Thursday 2 November 2017 One recent Saturday, the day after my birthday, as it happens, has officially become my unlucky, lucky…

Israel declares war on peaceful activism

By Khaled Diab The Israeli government fears and combats peace and rights activists with greater gusto and urgency than armed extremists. Thursday 6 October 2016 Anyone who has met the soft-spoken and mild-mannered Brigitte Herremans, the Middle East policy officer at…