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Bolshevism in Germany?

21 December 2018

December 20th, 1918.

IT IS difficult to make out what is going on in Germany’s domestic politics, but for the moment it appears that rampant Bolshevism is losing ground, and that the movement in favour of a National Constituent Assembly of a truly democratic type grows stronger. The contest lies between representation of the people and the tyranny of an armed minority. It is no business of ours to tell the Germans what form their Government shall take, but it very greatly concerns us that they shall have a Government with which we can treat. The Allies have a long and heavy bill for damages to present to the German nation, and it is important that there should be a proper authority to foot the bill. Upon this condition the final peace settlement depends. If there is no such authority with which to negotiate, the state of war must continue. No doubt steps have been taken to press this point on the Germans. The Allies have it in their power to enforce it. They are making arrangements to pour food into the country. They could, therefore, quite well threaten to stop sending in supplies if the course of German politics should develop into excesses of the Russian type.

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Priest in Charge (Rector Designate)

London and Home Counties

Our suburban parish on the border between the London Borough of Croydon and the lovely Surrey countryside and with a spacious modern Rectory, is seeking a Priest-in-Charge (Rector Designate) to lead our church as we seek to fulfil our mission to proclaim Jesus, change lives and serve our community.   We are looking for a leader who, with energy and dynamism, who will develop the vision for the church to enable the children and families work to be a priority in order to grow the church both in numbers and spiritual maturity. In addition, the new person will care and tend for the existing ageing congregation many of whom have ¬faithfully served the church for many years.   The person we are looking for should have: strong communication skills, the ability to engage and encourage people across the age ranges and to convey the church’s mission, vision and priorities; a commitment to preach the Word of God in thoughtful and stimulating ways; an energy and dynamism probably more extrovert than introvert; a pastoral heart, showing empathy and good listening skills, the ability, willingness and experience to help us to develop and enjoy a variety of worship styles, including a wider range of musical worship and a deeper corporate prayer life -whilst recognising and valuing our heritage;   For further information and to apply, please click the 'apply for this job' button below.   For an informal conversation with the Archdeacon of Croydon, please contact the Archdeacon’s PA Kathleen.bailey@southwark.anglican.org to arrange a time for a phone conversation.   Closing Date: Sunday 12 June 2022 Parish Visit for shortlisted candidates: Monday 11 July 2022 Interviews: Monday 11 July 2022   Please note we have a policy in Southwark Diocese that to be appointed to an incumbent status post, a priest must have served a title in an Anglican church in the British Isles.   This post is subject to DBS enhanced disclosure

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