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The Pollyanna spirit

Leslie Griffiths is taken aback by the optimism of a presiding bishop

The Gospel in the Global Village: Sharing God’s dream of shalom
Katharine Jefferts Schori
Canterbury Press £12.99
(978-1-84825-000-0)
Church Times Bookshop £11.70

I WAS eager to read this book. I wanted to get some idea of what makes Katharine Jefferts Schori tick. After all, she’s not only a bishop, but a presiding bishop, the first woman in such a position in the Anglican Communion, which she has held since 2006. She’s obviously a ...

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Mon 30 Mar 15 @ 16:34
C of E statement on allegations surrounding Enoch Powell and satanic cults https://t.co/6BEhcprRsu

Mon 30 Mar 15 @ 11:38
Bishops from 6 continents call for urgent action on 'climate crisis' - read declaration (PDF) http://t.co/Y2AvxqSbst http://t.co/2aaRqdNOc8