Category Archives: Safeguarding

Collusion, Hypocrisy & the Greasy Pole to Success

by Dr Charlie Bell, Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge and ordinand at St Augustine’s College of Theology For those with ears to hear, the past few weeks have highlighted a very clear theme in the abuse scandal in the Church … Continue reading

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World Without End…?

by the Bishop of Buckingham, Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson On 13 August 2012 ministry took a new path for me. A journalist had alerted me to untoward goings on in Sussex. Young peoples’ lives had been damaged. The Church … Continue reading

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Why the Church of England Must ‘Connect the Dots’ – IICSA and LLF

by Prof Helen King, Professor Emerita in Classical Studies at The Open University and lay preacher in the Diocese of Oxford ViaMedia.News · Why the Church of England Must Connect the Dots – IICSA and LLF – Prof Helen King … Continue reading

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Resignations, Dysfunctionality and the House of Bishops

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia, Director of the Ozanne Foundation and Member of General Synod ViaMedia.News · Resignations, Dysfunctionality and the House of Bishops – Jayne Ozanne I resigned from my Bishop’s Council this week. The decision has been … Continue reading

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One for All and All for One?

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s, member of General Synod and Vice-Chair of the Ozanne Foundation The words which bind together Alexander Dumas’ Three Musketeers are also the unofficial motto of Switzerland, and date back … Continue reading

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Secrecy and an Unaccountable Church of England

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham, Author, Trustee of the Ozanne Foundation and member of General Synod Honestly, it drives me mad! When I first became a member of General Synod over ten years … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…to Breathlessness

by the Rt Revd Philip North, Bishop of Burnley ‘I can’t breathe.’ Following the lynch-mob style killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police, his dying words have become the cry of dispossessed and impoverished BAME communities first in the States … Continue reading

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Trauma & Tragedy in Congregations & Communities

by the Revd Hilary Ison, Project Team Member for Trauma and Tragedy in Congregations The local church often finds itself at the centre of response in situations of tragedy and trauma, ‘opening the doors’ of the church for refuge for … Continue reading

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“Yoga-Gate” – Fundamentalism in a Twist

by the Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, Dean of  Chelmsford One of my fellow Deans recently faced “Yoga-gate”. A yoga class meeting in the nave of the Cathedral attracted negative attention. Just before Christmas a vicar banning yoga classes from church … Continue reading

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Taking Advice – Gentlemen vs Players

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester It wasn’t until the second half of the twentieth century that English men’s cricket formally removed the distinction between professionals – referred to as “Players” – and amateurs – known as … Continue reading

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