Leader: Anglicanism is not a homogenised
brand of Christianity, restricted and controlled by a hierarchy or
a set of rules. Instead, it is a bold experiment in toleration,
where its adherents are not expected to agree but merely live with
Leader: A church spokesman, assuming he
knows his brief, can deal with one of these factors, i.e. something
that is complicated but uncontroversial, or political but simply
expressed; but the combination of the two is an accident waiting to
Leader: The typhoon struck at the same time as
energy and environment ministers from around the world met in
Warsaw to debate the latest responses to climate change. How many
record-breaking storm surges, how many devastating bushfires, how
many powerful typhoons will it take to change attitudes?
Leader: On the face of it, mandatory reporting
of child sexual abuse makes sense, but there is a danger that
it would take a degree of control away from victims.
Can the Church of England move on from the anxieties of summer
2012 and the anger of last November to something more
Leader: THE christening of the Duke and Duchess
of Cambridge's son, Prince George, was taking place in the Chapel
Royal at St James's Palace on Wednesday as the Church Times was
going to press.
Leader: Schools have different
personalities, histories, pupil intakes, and so on, and are in the
best place to judge when tolerance can be exercised and when
uniformity needs to be enforced.
Leader: WORLD Mental Health Week is seldom
noted by The Sun, but this week the newspaper made an
exception, a front-page headline: "1200 killed by mental
Leader: The new Help to Work scheme,
extending the period of mandatory work from four weeks to six
months, might encourage good habits, but, without serious training
and an economy that supports employment, the placements will be
seen as pointless by many.
Leader: The Westgate attack captured the
public's imagination, appalled by the macabre game of hide-and-seek
played by those caught in the shopping centre, or, in some
instances, a life-or-death quiz about the tenets of Islam. The
bombing of All Saints' was briefer, and thus of less interest to
the Western reader or viewer, perhaps, but more deadly.
Leader: TWO old cultural disputes have arisen
this week - perhaps because it is the party-conference season: the
wearing of the niqab or burqa, and the name adopted by Tottenham