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Why boosts to self-esteem don’t cure all ills

Why boosts to self-esteem don’t cure all ills

Encouraging people to believe that they are special can be counter-productive, argues Glynn Harrison

Attenborough: spiritual director?

Attenborough: spiritual director?

Richard Attenborough was fascinated by faith, although sceptical, recalls Stephen Brown

Did King Charles I have Asperger’s syndrome?

Did King Charles I have Asperger’s syndrome?

New research suggests that the King's medical condition may have affected his decision-making, but it did not prevent his saving the Church of England, argues Robert Beaken

How teens can deal well with death

How teens can deal well with death

Young people often confront their grief better than adults, says Tess Kuin Lawton

A radical and necessary move for democracy

A radical and necessary move for democracy

On the anniversary of the Chartists' attending church, Steve Parish examines their demands, and asks what has changed

Be honest about the finality of death

Be honest about the finality of death

Talk of 'passing' reveals an over-spiritualised view that should be challenged, says Rachel Mann

An opportunity and a question for faith now

An opportunity and a question for faith now

The 800th anniversary of Magna Carta offers churches a chance to reaffirm their place in public life, says Robin Griffith-Jones

Broken Bosnia needs our help

Broken Bosnia needs our help

The country is calling for urgent assistance from outside, reports Donald Reeves

Gay Americans win respect battle

Opposition to gay equality in the US is now limited to two groups, says Bill Countryman

Why the worry about ministering together?

Why the worry about ministering together?

Some clergy are too fearful of collaborative ways of working, says Brian Cranwell. The Church needs to use the assets it already has

This is the year for action on fuel

This is the year for action on fuel

The call for the Church to disinvest from fossil fuels is now urgent, says David Atkinson

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