Monthly Archives: March 2016

From Brussels to Jos – A Lesson in Confronting Terrorism (Part 1)

The Revd Canon Hassan John, Jos, Nigeria PART 1 – The Horror of Terrorism As the news broke out on the media Tuesday morning 22nd March of the Brussels bomb attacks, and the tragic events unfolded, I felt the tightening … Continue reading

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All in This Together?

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s On 18th March Iain Duncan-Smith resigned from his UK government Cabinet post as Work and Pensions Secretary. His resignation letter said, ‘The latest changes to benefits to the disabled … Continue reading

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Why R & R is Good for the Health of the Church

“The Theologians Have Only Interpreted the World…”:  Responding to Martyn Percy’s Critique of Renewal and Reform by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor of Canterbury Last week I attended my first meeting of the new Archbishops’ Council. We met for … Continue reading

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Modelling “Both-And” Christianity

by Canon Dr Angus Ritchie, Executive Director, The Centre for Theology & Community. Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin have a striking amount in common. Both reject the idea that religion is a matter of ‘other-worldly’ piety. Both are outspoken in … Continue reading

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Rediscovering “Good Disagreement”

by the Right Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester Back in my days as a vicar, some time in the mid 1990s, we had a very good piece of mission work going on in my parish. Ten years or … Continue reading

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