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Clergy are ‘more like Old Labour than New’

Clergy are ‘more like Old Labour than New’

A survey commissioned to support debates on the future of the C of E yields some interesting results, says Linda Woodhead

Assisted dying: what to think?

Assisted dying: what to think?

Nigel Biggar on the arguments over the case represented by Lord Falconer's Bill

Kept together by ginger biscuits

Kept together by ginger biscuits

Rosie Dawson learns how one church community supported its soldiers in World War I

Corporate tax avoider? Shame on you, then!

Corporate tax avoider? Shame on you, then!

It might be legal, but is it moral? Geoff Daintree on a new report that challenges people who pay as little tax as they can

Bold before the listening Pope

Bold before the listening Pope

Paul Butler witnesses an extraordinary - in both senses of the word - synod in Rome

Architect of the welfare state

Architect of the welfare state

Seventy years after his death, William Temple remains a towering figure in the Church's social history. Stephen Spencer reports

Looking for new funds? Pass the ice-bucket

Looking for new funds? Pass the ice-bucket

As charities seek to attract a new generation of donors, they are having to find more targeted methods, reports Nick Jowett

The difference friendliness makes

The difference friendliness makes

Elizabeth Butler-Sloss is chairing the Commission on Religion and Belief
in Public Life. She reports her initial observations

How biology is evolving to encompass its critics

How biology is evolving to encompass its critics

The certainty, even arrogance, of some biologists is having to adapt to a new level of complexity, reports Mark Vernon

Face up to the shadows of welfare

Face up to the shadows of welfare

Churches need to acknowledge their faults in child-migration schemes, says Gordon Lynch

Trade deal would be a threat to our democracy

Trade deal would be a threat to our democracy

Miriam Ross outlines aspects of the secret TTIP agreement between the EU and the US that are causing concern

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Clergy are ‘more like Old Labour than New’

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