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Is there really an anti-Sunni plot?

Conflicts between Sunnis and Shiites are being exploited to create instability, says Gerald Butt

It seemed that things could get no worse in Iraq, but they did. The hope of the Baghdad government and its US backers was that the swift execution of Saddam Hussein would close a bloody chapter in Iraq’s history. But, for a combination of reasons, the affair was bungled.

The results: first, the unbelievable sight of the late president, long condemned as a barbaric dictator, being hailed as a hero and martyr by Arab demonstrators. Second, the strong conviction in the Arab ...

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Regardless of the amount given, are there fewer people donating to your church than in previous years?

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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 @ 18:59
@steveLIVS @RhodesWriter @c_of_e It wasn't our data, it was a survey by the British Election Study. HS

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 15:25
Giving in @c_of_e up to £1 billion. But number of givers falling http://t.co/XTRi469vxv http://t.co/DZOtKmFWHH