Anne Summers explains her research into the uncelebrated interfaith initiatives of Christian and Jewish women at the turn of the century
In an extract from his new book, Alex Wright explores uncertainty and doubt in the changing landscape and communities of Norfolk
One of London’s hidden treasures is about to be opened to the public. Leigh Hatts reports
A gap-year or short-term mission placement can add something interesting to a CV, but it is also a chance to develop spiritually. Rebecca Paveley looks at opportunities for students and those on a career break
David Goodhew examines why some parts of the Anglican Communion are growing fast, and others are not
Pilgrimage is more popular than ever before. At Epiphany, James Harpur traces its journey from the Magi to modern virtual tours
“I HAVE got to forgive them. I still forgive them,” Gee Walker says, talking about the murderers of her 18-year-old son Anthony.
“If it means I have to forgive the guy who killed my son, then that’s exactly what I’m going to do, because I need some mercy myself,” Mark Prince, father...
A chance discovery in an antique shop led Jenni Crane on an unexpected trail of discovery. She talks to Sarah Meyrick
Paul Wilkinson talks to people working in the hospitality industry over Christmas
For many women, giving birth is no better than it would have been in first-century Palestine, says Jemima Thackray
Robin Gill explores the implications of parental identity on birth certificates
Ben Quash escapes the traditional nativity narrative through Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ
The Church is listening to the voices of the poor, argues David Tomlinson — at least, in the diocese of Durham
Timothy Dudley-Smith celebrates his 90th birthday on Boxing Day. He talks to David Winter
Young male refugees are travelling to Europe for reasons that are beyond our imagination, writes Rebecca Paveley
Simon Jenkins goes in search of celestial beings in scripture and popular culture
Donkeys play a time-honoured, if unsubstantiated, part in the nativity story. Pat Ashworth reports on their plight today
Malcolm Doney has moved to the country and acquired some sheep. He searches out insights from other shepherds
Alan Regin has spent three decades tracking down bellringers who died in the First World War. Prudence Fay tells the story
The Lumo film project uses all four unedited gospels as its script, discovers Stephen Brown
Handel’s Messiah is a statement of faith, saying more about human responses to God than about Christ himself, says Andrew Carwood
In a new book, Gerry Bowler identifies some recent Christmas traditions, radical appropriations of the nativity — and the health risk that is Father Christmas
JanuaryA PLAN by GAFCON to orchestrate a walk-out during a meeting of Primates in Canterbury did not materialise. Indeed, in a final communiqué, the Primates made a pledge to “walk together”, and a task group was appointed to mend the Anglican Communion. The Episcopal Church in the United States wa...