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The chaplain: in the front line of youth ministry

Despite being misunderstood by politicians and ignored by the Church, school chaplains' ministry is crucial, argues Gordon Parry

SCHOOLS have again hit the headlines because of issues that are very much the concern of all those who take seriously holistic education in a religious context, and its explicit incorporation of moral and spiritual values. This has had repercussions at the highest levels of government, which reveal a profound misunderstanding about how such values are threaded through the life of a school.

A more measured approach to Christian values has, however, been explored by the Bishop of ...

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Ebola virus: ‘impact is still real’

Ebola virus: ‘impact is still real’

Sierra Leone is officially free of the Ebola virus, but the devastation caused by the disease has left lasting scars. Molly Hodson visited the country to see how it is coping  Subscribe to read more

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It's both hands together

Christianity needs political visibility on both Left and Right if it is to remain untainted by partisan associations, says Nick Spencer  Subscribe to read more

Thu 28 Jul 16 @ 16:37
In tomorrow's paper: clergy wear, the Sisters of Bethany at 150 & finding prophets: https://t.co/O0XrBsvndI https://t.co/Zy6x4IMDT7

Thu 28 Jul 16 @ 16:03
RT @BBCNewsNIThe Ballymena-based priest who has a part-time cleaning job to make ends meet https://t.co/niMexyp6q2 https://t.co/0eymx9X67l