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Seeking the way of hospitality

Ian Adams on the community of the refectory

IN TIME, the monastic settlements of the remote desert paved the way for new religious communities located nearer to where most people lived. This was a rediscovery of an ancient Jewish way of life, given renewed emphasis by Jesus of Nazareth: love of God and love of neighbour.

I was on retreat at a priory of Carmelite friars. There was only one other guest — a man with what appeared to be his life possessions crammed into a battered old car. He told me that this was how he would be ...

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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

Sun 7 Feb 16 @ 16:17
Church buildings are engaging with their localities in ever more imaginative ways https://t.co/mOnS0Ukw4M https://t.co/I19XZpSCju

Sun 7 Feb 16 @ 14:32
Will this new push for full affirmation of LGBTI people in the C of E make a difference? https://t.co/vFJw3mGEco https://t.co/tMtkeTNzUX