New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Password:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
 
 

Features

It’s not all religion’s fault

It’s not all religion’s fault

In her new book, Karen Armstrong argues that violence comes from a deep-seated 'warrior ethos' rather than from religion. She talks to Cole Moreton

Their enemy was war itself

Their enemy was war itself

Although the Churches largely supported the First World War, many individual Christians did not. Tim Wyatt tells the story of some conscientious objectors

Interview: David Whyte, poet, biologist, and philosopher

Interview: David Whyte, poet, biologist, and philosopher

'Poetry should be a language against which we have no defences'

St Gargoyle's

St Gargoyle

Ron's weekly cartoon

Festival of the Blessed Virgin

Out of the question: David Winter reports celebrating St Mary's Patronal Festival on 17 August, the Sunday closest to the Feast of the Assumption. I don't believe that his parish is alone in this. Surely very few churches have the Assumption as their dedication; so what has caused 15 August increasingly to find favour over 8 September?

Diary

John Wall: THE last one happened at Butlins, in Bognor Regis - and, to my huge surprise, I loved it. I am referring to the Chichester diocesan clergy conference eight years ago; and it was with memories of water slides and "hi-de-hi" holiday-camp cabins that I rolled up to this year's conference at the University of Kent at Canterbury

Tenacious tulips

Gardening: IN HIS Guardian column, the late, great plantsman Christopher Lloyd said that if he could have only one spring flower, it would be the tulip. Now is the time to plant them

Crossword 1289

Crossword 1289

by The Revd Robert D. Carter

A bountiful harvest grown in faith

A bountiful harvest grown in faith

In this extract from their new book, Susie Weldon and Sue Campbell tell the story of Christians and Muslims in Africa who are finding new ways to farm, based on their scriptures

Giving in an uncertain future

Giving in an uncertain future

How will the death of the baby-boomer generation affect legacy giving? And are younger generations less generous? Rachel Giles looks at the challenges ahead for charities and Church

Talking it through

Talking it through

On the menu are tea, cake, and chats about dying; but Rachel Giles finds the Death Café experience surprisingly jolly

Five things to do before you die

ONLY one in ten of us has had any kind of conversation with someone about how, or where, we would like to die

Will Aid month

IF YOU do not have a will in place, now is the time to act. Will Aid's Make a Will Month, in November, is fast approaching. This is a chance for you to make a proper, valid will, and at the same time make a difference to the lives of many people in need in the UK and around the world

Generosity widens education’s reach

Generosity widens education’s reach

St John's College, Nottingham, was founded on a legacy, and legacy giving has substantially affected the scope of its work and students, says Rachel Giles 

Will parties

JAYNE BENNETT, a counselling psychologist based in Chester, has an interest in will-making which stems from her childhood

Time and space

Time and space

A new facility has opened in Essex to allow families to store cremated remains until they are ready to deal with them, Pat Ashworth reports

Interview: Jeremy Moodey, CEO, Embrace the Middle East

Interview: Jeremy Moodey, CEO, Embrace the Middle East

'I love football, but I've always been rubbish, so I got qualified as a referee'

Caption caption

Caption caption

Have a go at this week's caption competition, and win chocolate from Divinechocolate.com. Also: a selection of the best entries from the last one.

St Gargoyle's

St Gargoyle

Ron's latest cartoon

Diary: Serenhedd James

Diary: I DO not claim to play the organ well; but I suppose I play it well enough. A friend plays in much the same way, and when we both spent a weekend at his parents' house in the country, not so long ago, there was a certain inevitability about what would be required on the Sunday morning

Is there a dictionary of heresies?

Out of the question: How can I learn about the various "heresies" that have arisen in the Christian Church during its 2000-year-old life? Is there a . . . Dictionary of Heresies?

Sugar and spice

Cookery:  Carrot cake

CROSSWORD: No. 1288

CROSSWORD: No. 1288

24 October 2014: This week's puzzle and last week's solution

Healthy body, healthy soul

Healthy body, healthy soul

An ageing population and lifestyle-related diseases challenge the Church's approach to health, says Paul Holley

A spoonful of care

A spoonful of care

A unique partnership between Caffè Nero, Romsey Abbey, a mental-health charity, and the NHS is integrating different sorts of care, discovers Sarah Lothian

When earth and heaven come close

When earth and heaven come close

Jim Linthicum and Dorothy Moore Brooks consider the part that chaplaincy plays at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Fellow travellers in the valley

Fellow travellers in the valley

When Helen Jones failed to find a cancer-support group, she founded one. Now it is developing into a ministry, reports Pat Ashworth

BCP . . . or GP?

BCP . . . or GP?

The congregation at St Cuthbert's, in Portsmouth, shares its building with a GP surgery operated by Christian doctors. Rebecca Paveley hears how it works

Stretching the meaning of ‘well’

Stretching the meaning of ‘well’

Lord Mawson helped develop the UK's first healthy-living centre. Rebecca Paveley reports

Counting the cost

Counting the cost

Huw Spanner hears tips for people who are interested in banking, investing, and saving more ethically, but who are unsure where to start

Make money good

Make money good

GOOD Money Week is the new name for National Ethical Investment Week. This year, it runs from 19 to 25 October. Good Money Week seeks to mobilise financial advisers, fund managers, charities, faith groups, and a wide variety of financial organisations to raise awareness during...

Virginia Woolf: Art, life and vision

National Portrait Gallery Until October 26 This is a fascinating exhibition about the life and work of Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), hailing her as 'one of the greatest writers of the twentie...  Read More

Top comment

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  Read More

Job of the week

Principal

West Midlands

PRINCIPAL ST ALBAN'S ACADEMY Lead an outstanding high-profile school in Birmingham St Alban's Academy serves the Highgate area of Birmingham. It is part of the ARK Schools group, a network of ...  Read More

Signup for job alerts

Fri 31 Oct 14 @ 12:49
Clergy are ‘more like Old Labour than New’ - read analysis by @LindaWoodhead here http://t.co/W9GolEjiJN

Fri 31 Oct 14 @ 10:38
NEW: Lord Hope ends formal ministry after Cahill Inquiry findings @ http://t.co/RD1c7x8mMv