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A volume on volumes of volumes

A volume on volumes of volumes

Serenhedd James takes down a new book on libraries, and finds himself lost among the shelves

Finding life over death

Finding life over death

Denise Inge, who died on Easter Day this year, discovered that her home was built over a charnel house. This prompted her to write a book exploring the challenge of living well in the face of mortality

New habits of the religious life?

New habits of the religious life?

A new initiative is hoping to make the religious life better known, and to raise the profile of it as a vocation, says Pat Ashworth

On hold — why?

On hold — why?

In the past, ordination of young adults in the Church of England was not encouraged. Six years on from its launch, Pat Ashworth considers the Call Waiting? initiative

Memories of war and dissent

Memories of war and dissent

The church historian Alan Wilkinson recalls the influences of growing up in a staunchly pacifist household

The great silence begins

The great silence begins

Peter Street  traces the history of the two minutes' silence at Remembrance-tide

Strength, discipline and faith

Strength, discipline and faith

With the departure of British forces from Afghanistan, Georgie Knaggs talks to the Revd Alan Steele about his time as a chaplain to the Parachute Regiment

How the C of E faced a world war

How the C of E faced a world war

Clergy actively helped the war effort by working part-time as special constables, car mechanics, and even in armaments firms. They also ministered to the many bereaved at home. But they were strongly discouraged from becoming combatants

Gifts not just for Christmas

Gifts not just for Christmas

Do you want to help make the world a better place with your Christmas gifts? Huw Spanner gives you a head start with his pick of alternative-gift catalogues

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

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

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

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