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They try to help but now need help themselves

They try to help but now need help themselves

Government cuts mean that church volunteers who care for the poor are buckling under the strain, says Catherine Pickford

Faith and climate reach outwards

Faith and climate reach outwards

Religion and approaches to the earth are not just inner concerns, argues Andrew Davison

How to regain funerals from civil celebrants

How to regain funerals from civil celebrants

The number of Christian funerals is dropping dramatically. Ian Meredith suggests some remedies

Faith buttresses civilisation

Faith buttresses civilisation

Societies decline after religions wane: it's biology, argues Jim Penman

Called for 800 years to build community

Called for 800 years to build community

Magna Carta should be celebrated as an inspiration to the Church, argues Robin Griffith-Jones

Being there, present in endless grief

Sally Hitchiner reflects on Sheryl Sandberg's experience of grief

FIFA needs reform and ethics, too

FIFA needs reform and ethics, too

The football governing body requires more than tinkering, says Paul Bickley

The Church can help to heal fractured lives

The Church can help to heal fractured lives

People need a bracing theology of God in order to live in the gap between what should be and what is, argues Lucy Winkett

Children can join medical trials

Children can join medical trials

The young often grasp the issues well, and testing benefits them, argues Robin Gill

From Decoration to Memorial Day

Commemoration of the war dead is being renewed in the US, says Bill Countryman

Churches need more religion

All the Church has to offer people who are materially well off is religion. There may not be many takers. But if churches abandon religion, there will be none at all, says Harriet Baber

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