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New home, new friends?

New home, new friends?

Retirement housing has come a long way in the past few years, providing more than just a roof over your head. Report by Jemima Thackray

Tales from the church bread line

Tales from the church bread line

In their own words: three people helped out of debt talked to Rebecca Paveley.

And Kieran Dodds photographed and listened to three foodbank users

Resurrection to redemption

Resurrection to redemption

Unity Spencer, an artist like her father, Stanley, describes a life in search of redemption

The journey, not the arrival

The journey, not the arrival

The Alban pilgrimage is now fixed in the calendar. Kevin Walton describes its impact

No crime, no trial, no freedom

No crime, no trial, no freedom

In the run-up to Refugee Week, Christine Miles looks at the effects of indefinite detention in the UK

Michael's story: ‘Caged like an animal’

Michael

Michael's experience of both prison and detention suggests that criminals in the UK can be treated with more dignity than migrants and asylum-seekers in detention, writes Christine Miles

Faith's story: 'I do not feel I have been treated like a human'

Faith is asking for sanctuary in the UK, having fled from repeated rapes in her country which are linked to her sexuality

Mary's story: 'Everybody is suffering here'

Mary applied for asylum after death threats for marrying outside the Muslim faith, but found herself being detained with her husband

Matthew's story: 'You never come out of detention the same'

Matthew came to the UK to be safe from political persecution in Zimbabwe. Without the right to work, he ended up in prison, and then detention

Detention in Australia

AUSTRALIA has attracted its fair share of international media outrage over its asylum policies and practice. Nevertheless, the country does operate a Community Detention programme, providing a community-based alternative to detention

Fast-track to injustice?

Fast-track to injustice?

The UK stands alone in Europe in not having a time-frame on the use of detention

A special case for women

A special case for women

Christine Miles  hears about the trauma of indefinite detention

Time when England said ‘welcome’

Time when England said ‘welcome’

The term 'refugee' was first applied to the Huguenots. Anne J. Kershen tells the story of their arrival in London

The houses of God

The houses of God

A new book features some of the Christian architecture regarded as the best in the world, introduced by Heather Thornton McRae

Matter of control

Nigel Genders reports that the C of E is capable of putting its own house in order

Yet more changes?

Poorly thought-out legislation could put the Church in conflict with the Government over ownership, warns John Howson

A question of survival

A question of survival

Margaret Holness sees how partnership can be of benefit to rural schools

Remember 1944

The Church-State partnership has lasted a long time. Don't mess it up, Howard Dellar warns

Growing together

Growing together

Margaret Holness investigates two schools that have found a new vision through partnership

When emotions ran high

When emotions ran high

Martin Hislop had an unwelcome gift when he proposed changing school admissions rules

Religion? Incroyable!

Religion? Incroyable!

Dennis Richards gets a French perspective on religious studies

Each child is loved by someone

Each child is loved by someone

Dennis Richards reviews books about Asperger's, sport, money - and sheep

Dear Secretary of State

Dear Secretary of State

What do leading educationists want from the new government? We asked them to write to Nicky Morgan

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Tales from the church bread line

Tales from the church bread line

Kieran Dodds photographed and listened to three foodbank users  Read More

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Faith and climate reach outwards

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

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