Category Archives: Church Teaching

The need for openness amongst church leaders


With all of the excitement from Russia and Wimbledon and questions about how the Government is dealing with Brexit, it is not difficult to miss the fact that the Church of England’s ultimate Governance committee is meeting in York this … Continue reading

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Tragic events in Jerusalem and Gaza


My own understanding of what is happening right now in Gaza, outside of the media is almost zero. It is clear that whatever led to the deaths and injuries of many people yesterday as they protested about the opening of … Continue reading

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“I would rather the people embrace one another than spat in one another’s face”


Yesterday David Attenborough turned 92 and I came across this interview a few days earlier which was published in the Independent in September in which he discussed the decision by the UK to leave the EU. One of his statements … Continue reading

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Alongside Windrush are many other failings


As Amber Rudd and her team are being put through the wringer for their complete failure to deal in an adequate way with the Windrush scandal under her leadership and that of her predecessor, let us not forget that the … Continue reading

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Jobs for the boys


Andrew Tyrie was an MP with mixed capabilities. He was first rate at challenging the Government (his own party) when it came to matters of financial credibility and was Chair of the Treasury Select Committee from 2010 to 2017. However … Continue reading

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The internal barriers to transparency


The current criticisms of anti-Semitism levied at parts of the Labour Party cannot be ignored by the rest of society. Our society is made up of numerous organisations and groupings whose internal culture can at times justify or cover up … Continue reading

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A clear and simple call for Peace at Easter


It is easy to find the many Easter messages emanating from Churches around the world on social media this morning, and no doubt there will also be some from political leaders as the day proceeds. It is of course important … Continue reading

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