We need a decade that warms our rapidly cooling relationships
Decades are neatly packaged by advertisers and
Philosophers have only interpreted the world. The point is to change it observed Karl Marx.
It is hard to disagree with this, unless we don’t think
Some years have the edge on others - and then there is 1989. Where to begin with that?
The collapse of repressive communist rule in eastern
If a government is butchering its own people, should other countries use force to stop them?We make instinctive responses to this. For some,
Safer Internet Day 2019, on February 5, concentrated on the importance of young people giving free and informed consent to their
God is to be found in the worst places of the world. He is waiting for our prayers to linger with him long after
Giving people the capacity and confidence to share faith is our most pressing challenge. In the middle of a complex argument over Israel’s fate in Romans 10,
The world was richer by far for two frail, principled lives which ended in July 2017. Irina Ratushinskaya and Liu Xiaobo: born within a year of each other;
Puffed up by the sycophancy of courtiers, the literature of autocrats is verbose and boring. The contrast with Jesus could not be starker.
The trickle up effect is burning our throats and making us choke in protest. Where is the inherited tradition of Christian protest when we need it?
The subversive underground tradition of joke telling is not just a brave response to terror, but a profoundly spiritual one
When we keep people who are not like us at a distance, they tend to become undifferentiated and dehumanised. We need to remain open to diverse
Lies advance slowly and hypnotically like a gentle incoming tide on a summer’s beach day, but they wipe all traces of the castles we have built in ......
The Church ought to have much to say that is affirming and encouraging for those who are mentally unwell, but it frequently falls into a trap
To lament in worship is not the same as being miserable.
When a society no longer believes in a tradition which calls it to love the alien, what exactly guides it?
A sharply scripted, effortlessly acted film about war's new landscape asks all the right questions for which
The Mediterranean exodus is a complex social and political problem, but it is possible to get a working grasp of what is happening if we want to
Honest, respectful debate is in short supply about the big issues of life; instead we hear the echo of our own sealed cave.
Who is the neighbour we are called to be attentive to? We are overdue a difficult conversation around this. Without it, we will either get compassion fatigue
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