Category Archives: International Relations

A Gospel of Love Trumps Hate in the White House

by the Revd Professor Robert Gilbert, Biochemistry Fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford and Anglican parish priest Does his faith help us to see why Joe Biden is the American President needed right now? Political debate, and public discussion in the … Continue reading

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Uganda’s Unholy Trinity & the Forgotten Martyrs

by the Revd Dr Nick Bundock, Team Rector of St James & Emmanuel, Didsbury The ‘Shrine of the Martyrs’ is located in Namugongo, which is a township about 16 kilometres north-east of Kampala, Uganda’s capital city and one of the … 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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Remembrance, Inclusion & Identity

by Lord Ian Blair of Broughton, cross bench peer, former Metropolitan Police Commissioner and parishioner in the Diocese of Oxford In this period of remembrance, I have been reflecting on the time-limited nature of memory. I was born after World War … Continue reading

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A New Clash of Civilisations – Where God is on “Our Side”

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia.News and Member of General Synod It seems our world is getting even more divided by issues that create irreconcilable differences between hitherto relatively peaceful sections of Western society.  There is a growing desire for … Continue reading

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Bishops and Transforming Love

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral Over the last few months the Vacancy in See Committee of the Diocese of London has been working to set out our view of what kind of bishop … Continue reading

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Time to Cultivate Your Garden?

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor of Canterbury Autumn is not the most rewarding time for gardening, especially if (like me), it’s the last thing you want to do at the best of times. Fortunately, my parents have recently … Continue reading

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“Who Am I?” – The Hidden Key to Reconciliation

Reflection (written before last weekend’s revelations by Archbishop Justin Welby) by the Rt Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester One of the great privileges of being Bishop of Manchester is that I get invitations to meet with remarkable people. … Continue reading

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From Brussels to Jos – a Lesson in Countering Terrorism (Part 2)

Rev Canon Hassan John, Jos, Nigeria  Part 2 – The Key to Countering Terrorism Reflecting on the Brussels bomb blast and indeed the attacks in Europe by the Islamic state, there is this worry about the seeming daunting task of nipping … Continue reading

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From Brussels to Jos – A Lesson in Confronting Terrorism (Part 1)

The Revd Canon Hassan John, Jos, Nigeria PART 1 – The Horror of Terrorism As the news broke out on the media Tuesday morning 22nd March of the Brussels bomb attacks, and the tragic events unfolded, I felt the tightening … Continue reading

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