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A letter to be read

Leader: TO GRASP the radical nature of the C of E Bishops' pre-election pastoral letter, it is necessary only to look at the equivalent letter released by the Roman Catholic hierarchy this week

Sand and souls

Leader: The witness of the Christian faith is that Jesus enters the desert, but his heart does not become a stone

A banker’s ethics

Leader:  WHEN evidence emerged of large-scale tax evasion through a Swiss subsidiary of HSBC, it was natural that fingers would point at the bank's former chairman and chief executive, Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, an Anglican priest since 1988

Middle of the bed

Leader: Facilitated conversations about sexuality are due to begin later this year. There is no expectation that opposing parties will agree with each other. The object is simply to ensure that they remain in the same Church, or, if that is too ambitious, split up in a nice way

Halt this talk of values

Leader:  THE barons at Runnymede had a list of concerns and objectives when they drew up Magna Carta in a meadow next to the Thames in 1215. It would be safe to say that establishing a set of British values was not among them

Right sort of growth

Leader: IT IS inevitable that plans to reform an established and diverse institution such as the Church of England will attract criticism, as bees to a dead lion

Answering terrorism

Leader:  The qualities of respect, tolerance, and acceptance can no longer be assumed to happen by default, but must be pursued and promoted actively

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Leader: IT IS wise to beware of religious qualifications, by which we mean phrases that attempt to quantify the amount of faith that a believer has

Disorganised religion

Leader: OF ALL the New Testament stories, the epiphany is the most often demythologised

Meeting in the mud

Leader: Over time, through private letters and diaries, historians have come to appreciate the extent of the Christmas truce in 1914

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Thu 5 Mar 15 @ 15:32
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Thu 5 Mar 15 @ 10:30
Canon Beasley is currently director of mission in the diocese of Oxford.