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Back in the limelight

Back in the limelight

Not all the clerical limelight has been claimed in the past week by the Rev Richard Coles although he has received a good deal of it. You can’t keep a…

The world unites to tackle climate change

The world unites to tackle climate change

Twenty-four years after she left office, the spirit of Margaret Thatcher was invoked in front of a gathering of world leaders last week by the current British Prime Minister. David…

How can Christians help to bring peace in the Holy Land?

How can Christians help to bring peace in the Holy Land?

By Sir Vincent Fean Jerusalem the Golden is sacred to three great religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Today, it is not a happy place: the Israel/Palestine conflict provokes so much…

The rise of European crime drama

The rise of European crime drama

Television crime drama has come a long way since the magnolia simplicity and warmth of Z-Cars and Dixon of Dock Green. Driven forward by popular series such as Wallander, Scandinavian-made…

Understanding the result of the referendum

Understanding the result of the referendum

In the end the betting odds were a better guide to the outcome of the Scottish Referendum than the opinion polls. No doubt the experts will spend a lot of…

David Cameron and the faith

David Cameron and the faith

For a man who once said that he doesn’t wear his faith on his sleeve, David Cameron has made a habit of speaking about faith in uncompromising terms. He has…

Getting a real understanding of multiculturalism

Getting a real understanding of multiculturalism

Both the abused young girls in Rotherham and the ‘Trojan horse’ affair in Birmingham reveal defects in popular ideas of multiculturalism. Properly understood, multiculturalism means respect for different cultures and…

Ending the London Establishment

Ending the London Establishment

You now know the outcome of this momentous Scottish Referendum. Whatever it is, something like 45 per cent or more of the Scottish people will have rejected the English Establishment.…

The battle for the soul of the Church

The battle for the soul of the Church

As the dust settles people are beginning to realise that more was at stake in the debate over women bishops than breaking the church’s glass ceiling? According to Linda Woodhead,…

Christians under fire

Christians under fire

The Christians being attacked in Northern Iraq are ‘too Christian’ to excite the Left and ‘too foreign’ to interest the Right. So said Régis Debray. Church leaders have challenged the…

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