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Passing the tipping-point of opinion

Israeli actions have gone beyond what is seen as reasonable, says Paul Vallely

Israel is under attack, and has a right to defend itself. But the argument "They fire rockets at us; so we fire back" is not enough. A morality of equivalence is not enough in determining whether a war is just.

Classically, there are six criteria for a Just War. The first three demand that there must be just cause, good intention, and legal authority. Israel can claim all those, although lawful authority is incomplete; Israel may be a democracy, but many Palestinians in the region ...

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Not only dancing in the aisles

Not only dancing in the aisles

From skateboarding to real ale, churches are being used to engage with their localities in ever more imaginative ways. Pat Ashworth reports  Subscribe to read more

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Listen to the Spirit - on the bus

A new initiative offers an appealing means of encouraging prayer, says Richard Chartres  Subscribe to read more

Thu 11 Feb 16 @ 18:09
There is no gulf between primary & secondary issues in Anglican teaching, says Mark Pickles https://t.co/4ONspWj0cz https://t.co/HXglfNdQzc

Thu 11 Feb 16 @ 16:53
Columba agreement between C of E and Church of Scotland not intended to minimise @secsynod https://t.co/Ohttl5ywRC https://t.co/jahsyFDk7x