10 min

Step Across This Border Radio201

    • Education

How many borders have you crossed? Author Salman Rushdie, who was brutally attacked on stage earlier this month, knows a lot about borders. His books explore the concept of borders; he’s lived them. He often reminded us that  we don’t simply cross borders; sometimes the border crosses us. 

I know a thing about borders. On a train, crossing from Germany to Czechoslovakia, stopped by heavily armed border guards. In Northern Ireland...But what about borders that are not just geographical lines in the sand? 

In this episode I explore what happens when we cross those fine, and sometimes blurry lines. At school in our daily morning assembly --what we call ‘Opening Ceremony’ --our hosts often bring up topics like this. Topics of inclusiveness; why “Everybody counts, or nobody counts.” And why instead of borders we draw around ourselves, we should be expanding our 'circles' of influence. 

How many borders have you crossed? Author Salman Rushdie, who was brutally attacked on stage earlier this month, knows a lot about borders. His books explore the concept of borders; he’s lived them. He often reminded us that  we don’t simply cross borders; sometimes the border crosses us. 

I know a thing about borders. On a train, crossing from Germany to Czechoslovakia, stopped by heavily armed border guards. In Northern Ireland...But what about borders that are not just geographical lines in the sand? 

In this episode I explore what happens when we cross those fine, and sometimes blurry lines. At school in our daily morning assembly --what we call ‘Opening Ceremony’ --our hosts often bring up topics like this. Topics of inclusiveness; why “Everybody counts, or nobody counts.” And why instead of borders we draw around ourselves, we should be expanding our 'circles' of influence. 

10 min