Category Archives: Social Justice

Restoring Trust….In Church and State

by the Ven Peter Leonard, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight and Chair of One Body One Faith “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche I … Continue reading

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Abusers of Faith

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s, Member of General Synod and Vice-Chair of the Ozanne Foundation In June 2017 the Church of England published the Gibb Report An Abuse of Faith, an independent enquiry into … Continue reading

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Secularism – A Force for Good?

by Savi Hensman, community worker, author of “Sexuality, Struggle and Saintliness” and LGBTI+ equality activist Sometimes religion is twisted to serve the ends of those ruthlessly seeking power. Yet others live out their faith through commitment to justice and equality, … Continue reading

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What Will Happen to the Church of England and Anglicans in 2020?

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of Via Media and Director of the Ozanne Foundation In a word or two – not very much! For the vast majority of Anglicans both here in England and further abroad, the year ahead is likely … Continue reading

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A ‘Low & Dishonest’ Decade?

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation  Just over 80 years ago W H Auden, in New York, wrote his poem “September 1 1939”: I sit in one of the dives On … Continue reading

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Remembering – An Active Choice?

by the Ven Peter Leonard, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight,  Chair of One Body One Faith and Member of General Synod Shortly after the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union I had the privilege of attending … Continue reading

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The Fallout from Tribal Scrums

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester With England in a Rugby World Cup final, it’s a good weekend to allow ourselves to be a little bit tribal. I’m not intending to paint a St George’s Cross on … Continue reading

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“Don’t Go Listening to Lies….”

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham and Member of General Synod I rather enjoy taking assembly. Our school invites the local vicar to kick off the week first thing on Monday morning. Before I … Continue reading

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The Rainbow of Non-violent Advocacy

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation Last Thursday I stood with a number of colleagues, lay and ordained, as part of the Christian Climate Action contribution to the Extinction Rebellion protests … Continue reading

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Toxic Masculinity and the Church

by the Revd Peterson Feital, Founder of The Haven+ London and Missioner to the Creative Industries for the Diocese of London (aka the ‘Showbiz Rev’) When Gillette released a short film, We Believe to mark the 30th Anniversary of the famous company slogan: “The best a man can get!” it took … Continue reading

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