Waldensian Review No. 122 Summer 2013 - Page 5

From Rowan Williams: From Leslie Griffiths: I’m sitting in my study getting myself organised for a forthcoming trip to Torre Pellice. It will be my very first trip into those remote and mountainous parts of the Republic of Italy. I’ve tried very hard to read a little history and to discover aspects of the culture and social ethos of this community. I have consulted Guidebooks, maps, books of history – both religious and secular. I’ve even looked at poetry in my efforts to anticipate the spirit of the communities I’m about to visit. And, of course, like everyone else on planet earth, I’ve consulted Dr Google! So my head is swimming with facts and figures, shapes and contours, features and objects of fascination. Now I can’t wait to be there. 3