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Why the right label is crucial

Bob Holman probes the Christian Socialists' proposed change of name

WHEN she was a teenager, our daughter belonged to Crusaders. It changed its name to Urban Saints, which I found appealing. Yet when, in October, the Christian Socialist Movement (CSM) undertook consultations to change its name, I felt I was losing a part of myself.

The CSM was formed in 1960; chaired by the Methodist, the Revd Donald (later Lord) Soper, its committee was in favour of unilaterism, state ownership, and a classless society, although these aims gradually diminished in ...

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