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Les Mis: more than liberal theology

Victor Hugo's novel dramatises his liberating faith, argues George Pattison

SOME 60 million people have seen the musical version of Victor Hugo's 1862 novel Les Misérables, and this success is now being translated into a film version that stars Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, and Anne Hathaway. It opens in cinemas today.

Like many a great epic tale, it involves war, revolution, star-crossed lovers, lost children, and some cliff-hanging moments. But Hugo's novel is ...

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The UK must recognise Palestine as a state

Britain urgently needs to act for peace in the Holy Land by recognising Palestine alongside Israel, argues Vincent Fean  Read More

Fri 29 May 15 @ 14:35
The shared conversations on sexuality continue... and views remain mixed http://t.co/VnoEqFw6xP http://t.co/kSX2zfO2Yb

Fri 29 May 15 @ 14:09
Yest +Southwark called on Govt to recognise Palestinian state. Read a former diplomat's take http://t.co/RSahh9pI0b http://t.co/arlr8d9kSu