Cameron the repeat offender

Cameron the repeat offender

  In its context it didn’t sound as bad as his critics claim, but with the use of the phrase ‘bunch of migrants’ David Cameron is proving himself to be a repeat offender. Worse still was his use of the word ‘swarm’ last summer, to describe the migrant problem then. He and his government colleagues […]

Fixing the date of Easter?

Fixing the date of Easter?

  By Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali There have been a number of reports in the Press about the Archbishop of Canterbury announcing impending ecumenical agreement for the date of Easter to be fixed for the second or third Sunday in April. Is this what has been agreed and, if so, is this desirable? From the earliest […]

Chichester responds to its critics

Chichester responds to its critics

  Months after its first astonishing announcement purporting to apologise for sexual abuse conducted against some unnamed ‘victim’ by the late, great Bishop George Bell, the Diocese of Chichester has at last begun to respond to many people who have criticised and lambasted it. Last October you will remember that the Bishop of Chichester settled […]

Who will save the Communion?

Who will save the Communion?

  By Vinay Samuel and Chris Sugden   Media reports prior to the Canterbury gathering heavily trailed as a resolution to the current crisis that Churches might remain in communion with Canterbury while some were not in communion with others. Our hope and prayer is that the Communion will take a firmer line than this […]

Your 12-month financial fitness plan

Your 12-month financial fitness plan

By Kathy Freeman CAP With the festive season over, it’s easy to feel guilty about how much money you spent, but that’s not going to fix it. Just like we need to cut back on the mince pies to stop our waistline expanding further, the sooner we take action on our finances the sooner our […]

I said yes! A journey to faith in Taiwan

I said yes! A journey to faith in Taiwan

    During their time at St John’s University in Taipei, Taiwan, students’ lives are often changed forever. According to mission partner Catherine Lee, who works at St John’s, “many clergy in the diocese of Taiwan first became Christians here.” Catherine, who works in chaplaincy and leads English-learning groups at St John’s, asked one student, […]

Resolutely passionate

Resolutely passionate

  By Jayne Ozanne Accepting Evangelicals So what will your New Year’s Resolution be? Will you even bother I wonder? Why even think about it when you know you’ll just give them up after a few weeks and settle back down into old habits, which are as familiar as the time-worn Christmas carols you’ve just […]

Canterbury must fall??

Canterbury must fall??

By Vinay Samuel and Chris Sugden The current debate about whether Oriel College should remove the statue of its major benefactor Cecil Rhodes has many lessons for the upcoming Primates’ gathering at Canterbury. A young African Rhodes scholar, benefitting from Rhodes’ legacy, wants the statue removed since it honours someone who from a 21st century […]

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