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An important game

Leader: People need to be particularly hard of heart to shun political or religious opponents after they have played against them on the sports field

After the fire

Leader: Like the world's climate, the charity sector appears to be experiencing more extreme giving patterns

Bearing costs in mind

Leader: Few outside the medical profession know the extent of mental illness as well as teachers and the clergy: teachers, because all life passes through their classrooms; clergy, because, with good fortune, those who are distressed are often drawn to churches

Poor constitution

Leader: The public in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland are beginning to wake up to the fact that a General Election is taking place on 18 September - and that they are not invited into the polling booths

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

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 available, special...

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. 

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When the nation needs a shared sense of sacrifice

War memorials have been made more Christian, but this has blurred distinctions between faith and patriotism, says John Wolffe  Subscribe to read more

Tue 30 Sep 14 @ 15:27
To update readers, we are tracking the case of former Bishop of Gloucester Peter Ball at Old Bailey. Case will next be listed 27/10/2014

Tue 30 Sep 14 @ 14:36
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