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Ecumenical realism with a dash of hope

Ecumenical realism with a dash of hope

Church unity demands openness to a future that is hard to imagine, but worth the work, says Robert Beaken

Not about staying together, but moving together

Not about staying together, but moving together

The Anglican Communion can learn from a fresh ecumenical vision, says Brian Castle

Both discipline and brotherly love

Michael Wheeler marks the 150th anniversary of the Cowley Fathers

How custodial compassion works on the inside

How custodial compassion works on the inside

Hope can be nurtured in the prisons, says David Beedon, in the second of his two-part series

Rembrandt behind bars

Rembrandt behind bars

Prisoners can relate to the prodigal son, says David Beedon, in the first of a two-part reflection

A neighbour who catches stones

Sam Wells explores the essence of true neighbourliness

Grief, self-criticism, and a new immanence

Grief, self-criticism, and a new immanence

Nick Bundock reflects on his church’s journey to being inclusive, born out of tragic circumstances

This could be the best of all possible worlds

This could be the best of all possible worlds

THE 300th anniversary of the death of the polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) fell this week. This is the man who gave us the calculus, as well as the binary system that made possible the computer revolution of the 20th century. More notoriously, this is the man who claimed that our world is the best of all possible worlds, a doctrine aptly known as optimism. Leibniz has been derided for it ever since

United in grief for lives given and taken

United in grief for lives given and taken

Paul Oestreicher reflects on penitence, national pride, and peace-making

Muddled, sophisticated, ‘Funk and despair’

Muddled, sophisticated, ‘Funk and despair’

The National Mission of 1916 gained a mixed initial reception. Robert Beaken explains how it progressed

 

He did not die alone

He did not die alone

Pat Ashworth reflects on five years of grieving

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The local and the global cannot be separated

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Mon 16 Jan 17 @ 10:38
Ancient lavatory finds Pakistan ‘twin’ https://t.co/pQ8foLVc6S

Mon 16 Jan 17 @ 9:59
RT @Revd_Paul_MonkThis @Churchtimes article about the London Charterhouse is a lovely eye-opener. A good article, and worth reading. https://t.co/NiWd6tIqOf