Category Archives: Social Justice

Does “Othering” Exist in Our Church, and Does this Lead to Exclusion?

by the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, Director of Lay Training, Diocese of Leeds As Director of Lay Training for the Anglican Diocese of Leeds, my team will shortly be rolling out unconscious bias training throughout the Diocese which is likely … Continue reading

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Twitter Moments – The General and The Particular

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool A brief Twitter conversation last week between Madeleine Davies, Andrew Graystone and me, and a reflection from Rachel Mann which was prompted by that conversation – these things form the backdrop … Continue reading

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Painting by Numbers…

by the Rt Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester I have to admit, I didn’t enjoy Art at school. The paint never went where I wanted it to go, and the splodges of colour I produced rarely looked anything … Continue reading

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A “Safe Space” for Liberalism?

by the Revd Dr Jeremy Morris, Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge Do you describe yourself as a Liberal?  I don’t mean in the party political sense, but as a ‘Liberal Christian’, or perhaps a plain ‘Liberal’ as in someone broadly … Continue reading

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Primates Meetings – Who’d Be a Prophet?

by the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, Director of Lay Training, Diocese of Leeds Today, as I write, the readings from my midday Eucharist included a message from a prophet and a couple of lines from a gospel where Herod hears … Continue reading

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The Elephant Orphanage

by the Right Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool In the middle of the city of Nairobi you can find the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. Here baby elephants, rescued from Kenya’s wildlife parks, are nurtured and fed and re-socialised and returned … Continue reading

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For Grenfell – Where Were You?

by Rev Dr Hayley Matthews, Director of Lay Training, Diocese of Leeds It took some courage for the Prime Minister to make her apology on Tuesday, for the nation was truly shell-shocked by the Grenfell disaster, and Mrs May’s summary … Continue reading

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