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Give credit to the welfare work the Church does

The Church’s social-welfare provision gives much to the nation, but goes unrecognised, argues Stephen Lowe

THE report Moral, But No Compass is a wake-up call to those at every level of local and central government, as well as to all political parties, who suggest that the Church has nothing left to contribute to the spiritual and civic health of our nation. Hard-hitting and evidence-based, it suggests that to under-appreciate the Church as an ally in national welfare provision would leave the state planning blind — and thus perhaps moral, but without a compass.

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When the nation needs a shared sense of sacrifice

War memorials have been made more Christian, but this has blurred distinctions between faith and patriotism, says John Wolffe  Subscribe to read more

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@churchtimes on Lux Mundi, 1890: 'It is an extreme unhappiness that this book should have been written, prefaced, edited, published.' #CT100