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The Second American Civil War

The Second American Civil War

Stories can bend round our resistant consciences like a free kick round a wall. ‘American War’ is one such.Is it possible to get inside civil strife and how it messes people up? The answer is almost certainly no, for no amount of reportage can compensate for the sound


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Recent Topics You May Have Missed

When Two Truths Collide, Hushing Inconvenient Opinion, Lebanon, So Last Century, Children Fighting Adult Wars, The Light Sleeper,

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Recent Topics You May Have Missed

The New Orthodoxy, The Loop, Of Gods And Men, Trust The Lord Of The market, Not The Masters Of The Universe, The Crime Of The Century, The Finger Of Blame And The hand Of God,

What The Church Can Do For The Cause Of Social Mobility

What The Church Can Do For The Cause Of Social Mobility

There should be no postcode lottery when it comes to

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From Norway To Nowhere

From Norway To Nowhere

The building and demolishing of a fragile peace accord reveals a sad truth: violence is so much easier and produces vastly quicker results than peace-

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The Bystander

The Bystander

There are some encounters in life you know you will never forget even as you are having them.
In October 2017 I listened to an eighty-eight year old

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And The Point Is/

And The Point Is?

We prefer to live without space between our experiences, giving an endless sense of flow which

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Life And Death On Lampedusa

Life And Death On Lampedusa

The wordless documentary, Fire at Sea, will never be bettered in its genre .TMI.  It’s the abbreviation of our

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The Repetition Of Palatable Lies

The Repetition Of Palatable Lies

As the word of God slips from shared memory, shriller voices hold sway. Truth is becoming a commodity,

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Drowning Girl

Drowning Girl

Why do some people scare us in what they are prepared to do for others?

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Why Face To Face Is Always Best

Why Face To Face Is Always Best

The benefits of looking someone in the eye and making a connection are out of this world

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 London's Soul

London's Soul

The strength of a city is not measured in its economic output but in the quality of its relationships

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Most Viewed March 2018

Trust Me

Trust Me

Trust Me
It is in the decision we take over whether to accept someone on trust or not that community is built. A preference for the latter option is weakening us.
Trust me.
Two simple words to which the response seems
Old assumptions about trusting other people are fraying. The last time the Pew Global Attitudes survey was conducted into levels of trust in different nations, China, Sweden, Canada, UK and USA had the highest levels of trust within their societies. This was in 2007. The next time the survey is conducted will be illuminating because big events have happened since. The banking crisis and near total economic collapse of 2007-08; resulting austerity; technological disruption; sexual abuse scandals;
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The froniers Of Aid

THE FRONTIERS OF AID
Humanitarian aid is distributed in murky places run by the powerful. Should we accept any moral compromises made as necessary to save lives?
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Brand Bullying

BRAND BULLYING
Brand Bullying And The marketing Of Youth
Britain has constructed a culture which makes children breathe the toxin of materialism.
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Even As I Am Fully Known

EVEN AS I AM FULLY KNOWN
Phone hacking has distracted us from a far more pervasive digital scrutiny of who we are which is changing the world beneath our feet.
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ARTICLES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

How Not To Be A Control Freak
How Not To Be A Control Freak

Weaving the advice of others into something ...

Smug Media
Smug Media

What are the values we should hold to in tackling today's big policy question?

The Call In The Middle Of The Night
The Call In The Middle Of The Night

Have we become so protective of personal autonomy in following Christ that we no longer submit to external discipline?

Day Seven
Day Seven

When God calls us to rest, he shows us what he can do while we sit back
You shall carry out an audit. If one commandment were to be added to the ten by our generation,