Leader: The presence of pastors and
congregation members among the protesters in Feguson is welcomed,
but TV images of heavily armed troops battling with looters will
send the wrong message
Leader: The conduct of Islamic State
militants makes the moral choices in Iraq very simple - simpler
than they have been in the past.
Leader: THE sustained national pause for
thought on Monday night, centred on Westminster Abbey, with the
dimming of lights around the country and more informal gatherings
for prayer and reflection, often at war memorials, was most
welcome, even if it was far from universally observed.
IT IS no coincidence that among a people who are often said to
have lost their sense and knowledge of history, anniversaries of
the great events of the past have a higher profile than they had:
educational opportunities are seized as they arise. Once funding is
OUR first articles commemorating the outbreak of the First World
War are a sober reminder of the consequences of escalation
Leader: The General Synod could not be proud of
itself, exactly, simply for catching up with just about every other
institution in the Western world. The distance that the Church
still has to travel until women are unremarkable in positions of
authority is great.
Leader: THE bruising of November 2012
will be in the minds of General Synod members as they gather in
York today. No one could wish on the C of E a repeat of the
opprobrium it received after the defeat of the first women-bishops
Leader: The dilemma of how to protect
children continues to exercise parents. The standard approach is to
deny children the sorts of freedoms that parents enjoyed, while not
ensuring that they are much safer.
Leader: As a consequence of Meriam
Ibrahim's treatment, both the law and those responsible for its
application are brought into disrepute.
Leader: The ISIS forces currently sweeping
through Iraq pose a potentially greater threat than did the
al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan.
Leader: The English Premiership, the
richest league in the world, has much to answer for. For all the
innovations of the past 20 years, the dirty, brutal tactics of the
past remain, and, thanks to the television franchise, are exported
around the world