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Quotes of the Week

30 October 2020


I heard a couple of days ago that going in to the debate the feeling was that the British public wouldn’t care about the issue of child hunger a second time around. Boy did you prove that theory wrong. . .

Marcus Rashford, campaigning for free school meals, on Twitter


The principle on which Christians must vote is the principle: “Does this look like love of neighbour?”

Michael Curry, US Presiding Bishop


We have identified some 18 victims. We are conscious that there may be more victims who have not come forward

A Betrayal of Trust, review of the activities of Victor Whitsey, a deceased former Bishop of Chester


Applying the appropriate standard of proof; namely a balance of probabilities, we have concluded that some of the victims did disclose the abuse on them to senior members of the Church, and that opportunities were missed by church leaders in the late 1970s and early 1980s to deal with these matters whilst Whitsey was still alive



This is a time for heroes. No nation can be built without heroism. This is a time for all those who play a role in the political and civil leadership of Nigeria to be heroes for the common good

Justin Welby, article in This Day, a Nigerian newspaper


As a species, writers are quick to show respect for Indigenous spiritual beliefs, for Islam or Judaism, Hinduism or Buddhism, but Christianity is a no-go zone

Charlotte Wood, in The Guardian


Black, Asian and minority ethnic people have been overexposed, under protected, stigmatised and overlooked during this pandemic — and this has been generations in the making

Baroness Lawrence, foreword An Avoidable Crisis report


As one Bishop in Southern Africa said, “No, we’ve no strategy document, we’re too busy trying to keep up with the Holy Spirit”

SOMA (Sharing of Ministries Abroad) newsletter


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