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Why war is never a final solution

Peter Selby analyses the results of the resort to violence in Iraq and elsewhere

THIS is a March for remembering. It is five years since the start of the Iraq invasion. Perhaps it is a more encouraging memory that it is ten years since the Good Friday Agreement brought us a little nearer — we can now see that it was just a little nearer — to peace in Northern Ireland, though it still left much work of peacemaking to be done.

That these two sets of memories crowd in on us this March is something we should see as a significant coincidence, with much to ...

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Smug and weird — no wonder it’s a turn-off

Congregations need to welcome newcomers with a sensitivity to their questions and doubts, says Christopher Whitby  Read More

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 11:51
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Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 11:43
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