Category Archives: Politics

A Tale of Two Kitties

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of Via Media and Director of the Ozanne Foundation I have recently been adopted by two kittens – brothers born on September 27th.  I decided to resist the temptation of calling them Boris and Jeremy – … Continue reading

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Nationalism, Patriotism and Glory…

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s, Member of General Synod and Vice-Chair of the Ozanne Foundation ‘Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism is when hate of people other than your … Continue reading

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A Call to “Take Sides”!

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation In an increasingly polarised and angry West it may seem perverse to say that we need to be clear about taking sides. Surely the work … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Faith in the Quantum Era

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham, Trustee of the Ozanne Foundation and Member of General Synod I felt as if I’d been seriously told off by Jesus. A couple of weeks ago a verse … Continue reading

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Remembrance, Inclusion & Identity

by Lord Ian Blair of Broughton, cross bench peer, former Metropolitan Police Commissioner and parishioner in the Diocese of Oxford In this period of remembrance, I have been reflecting on the time-limited nature of memory. I was born after World War … Continue reading

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The All-Seeing Eye

by Jayne Ozanne, Director of the Ozanne Foundation and Editor of Via Media Some call it the ultimate Hunger Monster – the creature with the insatiable appetite. Others liken it euphemistically to the apocalyptic beast depicted in Ezekiel and Revelation, … Continue reading

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Unity or Truth?

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s, Member of General Synod and Vice-Chair of the Ozanne Foundation I was talking with a church leader the other day who lamented that they kept getting criticised by Christians … Continue reading

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On Brexit, Becket and Signs of the Times

by Lord Blair of Boughton, cross bench peer, former Metropolitan Police Commissioner and parishioner in the Diocese of Oxford As a newcomer to this site, my task in writing a first post has not been made much easier by looking … Continue reading

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Power, Men & Politics

by the Ven Canon Peter Leonard, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight, Chair of One Body One Faith and Member of General Synod “The measure of a man is what he does with power.” So said Plato. I have been … Continue reading

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Rhetoric of a Playground Bully or Political Discourse?

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester At the heart of Britain’s, largely unwritten, constitution lies the principle that those charged with making decisions should do so free of improper influence or pressure.  Members of governing bodies, whether … Continue reading

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