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When the nation needs a shared sense of sacrifice

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

A signal of what really matters

A signal of what really matters

Rituals, sacred and secular, are more prominent than ever, argues Linda Woodhead

Three summits and 14 months for the planet

Three summits and 14 months for the planet

Politicians need to hear the message on climate change more clearly: Christians must act now, argues Steven Croft

The consecrated mind of a disciple

The consecrated mind of a disciple

Peter Selby pays tribute to John Austin Baker's conviction and care for the marginalised

Unanswered questions on Pilling report

Unanswered questions on Pilling report

There are problems about its use of science and other evidence, says Chris Cook

Cause and effect offer nothing to fear

Cause and effect offer nothing to fear

There are robust arguments that can be deployed against atheistic determinists, says Nicholas Turner

How much people really get in benefits

How much people really get in benefits

Recipients of social security are seen by some as feckless, but the reality looks very different, says Bob Holman

Words of hope can travel the globe

Words of hope can travel the globe

The language of the sea is the language of faith, says Paul Burt, of his work with seafarers

Scottish independence seems like a false god

Scottish independence seems like a false god

Breaking up the UK would not help anyone, argues Nigel Biggar

The Yes campaign is more joyful

Pro-independence Scots have been more positive than their opponents, says Doug Gay

Ferocious religion needs nuanced responses

Ferocious religion needs nuanced responses

Extremist believers' actions mean that Christians should contextualise their faith, argues Ann Morisy

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When the nation needs a shared sense of sacrifice

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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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