Through the door of… Croydon gurdwara

Posted on January 23rd, by Rosie Edser in Politics & Society. 2 comments

In the first of a series examining faith and community in Croydon, Rosie Edser visits a place of worship for Croydon’s Sikhs under the guidance of Virgo Fidelis school pupil Divya

I’m off to visit the Croydon Gurdwara. Toe-nail varnish in decent condition? Check. Pashmina for covering my head? Check. Sense of respect and preparedness for worship? Check. A lifetime of yoga and nice loose … Read More »

Halal meat on Croydon’s school menus: striking a difficult balance

Posted on May 14th, by Rosie Edser in Politics & Society. 27 comments

Rosie Edser examines how the vexed topic of halal meat impacts on children of all ethnicities in Croydon’s schools

‘But Rosie – if you buy the wrong kind of sausages for dinner we will burn in a lake of fire when we die!” said my daughter’s schoolfriend. She was 8 years old, coming to tea and we were standing in the aisle of the Turkish supermarket in … Read More »