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Four years to learn the lessons of war

Remembering needs to be more about understanding, says Paul Vallely

Theology grounded in prayer

Angela Tilby: I FIND that August is a good month to get stuck in to some serious theology. Sarah Coakley is probably the most perceptive and original theologian in the Church of England.

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe returns from matins to find three poets in his garden

Shortage of peacemakers

Simon Parke: IN 30 years' time, I predict a shortage of peacemakers in Gaza - and here is the reason why.

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe waits for the summer to break, and goes barefoot

The great getaway

SOME people go on holiday "to get away from it all". In Magaluf, this will probably include consciousness.

Passing the tipping-point of opinion

Israeli actions have gone beyond what is seen as reasonable, says Paul Vallely

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe always wanted to be alone - and now, in a way, he is

A moving story

Simon Parke reflects on moving house

Watch for history shaped by culture

Not all stories are equal, says Paul Vallely

The need to charm your enemies

Angela Tilby discusses the sacking of Michael Gove

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Finding a way, with words

Finding a way, with words

The writer Anne Lamott appears for the first time at the Greenbelt Festival next week. Her confessional books interweave faith, literature, pain, and humour. She talks to Jo Browning Wroe  Subscribe to read more

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A radical and necessary move for democracy

On the anniversary of the Chartists' attending church, Steve Parish examines their demands, and asks what has changed  Subscribe to read more

Wed 20 Aug 14 @ 20:39
RT @friends1st5 Acts You Must See at @greenbelt #Festival this weekend PLEASE RT & grab your tickets here:

Wed 20 Aug 14 @ 14:55
We interviewed @bentleybrowning about stand-up classes for clergy in April: