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History, nature, and the human touch

Leader: Stone and wood; earth and water. Natural elements predominate in a setting like Boughton, and their influence on festivalgoers last weekend was profound

Violence in St Louis

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

Atrocities in Iraq

Leader: The conduct of Islamic State militants makes the moral choices in Iraq very simple - simpler than they have been in the past. 

These rare pauses

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.

1914, with hindsight

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Too many victims in Ukraine and Gaza

OUR first articles commemorating the outbreak of the First World War are a sober reminder of the consequences of escalation

The morning after

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. 

The vote on Monday

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 legislation.

Savile, Harris, and the loss of innocence

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.

Misuse of the courts

Leader: As a consequence of Meriam Ibrahim's treatment, both the law and those responsible for its application are brought into disrepute.

The rise of ISIS

Leader: The ISIS forces currently sweeping through Iraq pose a potentially greater threat than did the al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan.

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