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Senator McCain’s hidden qualities

The US wants change — but not too much, and not just yet, says Bill Countryman

RECENT state primaries have put John McCain in place for the Republican nomination. He is an odd choice for the Republicans, since few notable figures of the Reagan coalition really like him, and some even find him offensive. In particular, he is by no means a member of the “Religious Right”. The challenge for him will be to attract independent voters without further alienating the party regulars.

Ultimately, his strongest points may be the ones he cannot name: gender and race. ...

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It’s not all religion’s fault

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Clergy are ‘more like Old Labour than New’

A survey commissioned to support debates on the future of the C of E yields some interesting results, says Linda Woodhead  Read More

Fri 31 Oct 14 @ 14:53
'Positive action' is being taken to create a pool of women ready to be considered for the episcopate http://t.co/mDg7mlOLfo

Fri 31 Oct 14 @ 12:49
Clergy are ‘more like Old Labour than New’ - read analysis by @LindaWoodhead here http://t.co/W9GolEjiJN