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Poet who crossed frontiers

Poet who crossed frontiers

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of T. S. Eliot, Martyn Halsall examines the writer's work in order to map his spiritual journey

Green shoots, not yet a lawn

Green shoots, not yet a lawn

In the run-up to the UN summit, Huw Spanner charts the rise of the green Christian movement and asks: where is the Church's prophetic voice on climate change today?

Passionate poetry in motion

Passionate poetry in motion

The cathedral tour of a contemporary-dance performance based on the Stations of the Cross opens tomorrow. Pat Ashworth  talks to the main players

British, female, Muslim, and typecast

British, female, Muslim, and typecast

Professor Mona Siddiqui is a go-to woman when reporters want a sound-bite on the latest Islamic story. But there is more going on beneath the surface, she tells Sarah Meyrick

A life of divine discontent

A life of divine discontent

Thomas Merton was born 100 years ago this year. John Moses, Merton's biographer, profiles the enigmatic and contradictory spiritual writer

History goes on the march

History goes on the march

The film Selma goes on general release today, marking the 50th anniversary of the civil-rights marches led by Martin Luther King. Stephen Brown examines the film's relation to the events of history

Education: Reaching for better standards

Education: Reaching for better standards

Nigel Genders outlines an ambitious plan to influence teacher-training for Church of England schools

Education: New teacher-training plans are a relief

Sir Andrew Carter and his team have kept to their brief, says John Howson

Education: Early lessons in thrift at C of E school

Education: Early lessons in thrift at  C of E school

Margaret Holness visits a primary-school savings scheme in south London 

Education: When teaching was a religious vocation

Education: When teaching was a religious vocation

Margaret Holness looks at the history of Chester University

Education: Coping with the Gove legacy

Education: Coping with the Gove legacy

John Howson thinks that the Church has to adapt to a new school landscape

Education: Trust land under threat

Howard Dellar plots the changing agenda for academies

Education: An end to a body with two heads?

Priscilla Chadwick explains changes at the top of church education

Education: Adolescents? Don’t panic

Education: Adolescents? Don’t panic

How do teachers cope with a class full of them? It's not that bad, says Dennis Richards

Education: Resources

Education: Resources

Dennis Richards reviews some of the latest education books and resources

Called on to build a new kind of bridge

Called on to build a new kind of bridge

Two days after her consecration in York, Gavin Drake meets the new Bishop of Stockport

Travel and retreats: Å to Z of Norwegian islands

Travel and retreats: Å to Z of Norwegian islands

Laurence Mitchell explores Arctic Norway, with its striking scenery, photo­­genic fisher­men's huts, and stunning cathedral

Travel and retreats: There wasn’t a sermon. . .

Travel and retreats: There wasn’t a sermon. . .

. . . but we fell asleep anyway. Louise Roddon has her first taste of 'champing'

Travel and retreats: Bombed by bonxies on abandoned isle

Travel and retreats: Bombed by bonxies on abandoned isle

St Kilda, off the western coast of Scotland, is a natural treasure - and has UNESCO World Heritage dual status to prove it. Helen Ochyra makes the voyage

Travel and retreats: From church to temple

Travel and retreats: From church to temple

Anna Lawrence sets out to follow in the footsteps of St Thomas the Apostle, in southern India. But her encounter with Hinduism has the most profound effect

Travel and retreats: Luther’s revelation

Travel and retreats: Luther’s revelation

The 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation falls in 2017. Diana Bentley visits Erfurt, where Martin Luther was a monk

Travel and retreats: Town and country

Travel and retreats: Town and country

Searching for ethical holidays, Joe Speed heads for a country cottage in Shropshire, while Malcolm Doney chooses a city hotel

Travel and retreats: Across the water

Travel and retreats: Across the water

Christine Miles picks five islands perfect for pilgrimages and retreats

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