We must never normalise the horrors of war, wherever they are visited on people. Let us keep praying, keep giving, keep reaching out to those in need, keep being those who long and work for God’s vision of the world based on justice and peace
Justin Welby, Twitter, 29 March
I’d always been too scared to read your books. My job involves so much horror, I thought I can’t cope with any more.
Justin Welby to the horror writer Stephen King, The Archbishop Interviews, Radio 4, 27 March
I was promised that if I sobered up, I wouldn’t regret the past or fear of the future. And I don’t really fear the future. But there are many parts of my past I’m sorry that I regret
Stephen King, ibid.
Sackings are no picnic but they don’t have to be this brutal. The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Institute of Directors, not always natural bedfellows, were as one on this
Patrick Hosking, on the P&O Ferries action, The Times, 22 March
It has been noted that while the number of those attending parish churches continues to fall, the number attending cathedrals is moving in the opposite direction. It seems unlikely that all those newly attending cathedrals would consider themselves “new disciples’’. Most parish churches are of course very different from cathedrals, but perhaps they could learn from them by offering opportunities for contemplation without the apparent expectation of conversion
David Pennie, letter in The Times, 17 March
Tommy Shelby: Is there forgiveness in your heart for Arthur Shelby?
Linda Shelby: No, but there may be forgiveness from God
Peaky Blinders, BBC1, 27 March
I am fully aware that the masses who sometimes demonstrate in Parliament Square are not going to assemble there to support our right to vote
Lord Dubs in the debate on the Elections Bill, House of Lords, 28 March. He spoke about anomalies in the fact that, at a General Election, most of their lordships had no vote, and mentioned that the Lords Spiritual were an exception
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