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More doing than dialogue

More doing than dialogue

Anne Summers explains her research into the uncelebrated interfaith initiatives of Christian and Jewish women at the turn of the century

The teaching of lost towns

The teaching of lost towns

In an extract from his new book, Alex Wright explores uncertainty and doubt in the changing landscape and communities of Norfolk

Extending a ministry of welcome

Extending a ministry of welcome

One of London’s hidden treasures is about to be opened to the public. Leigh Hatts reports

It’s about service, not tourism

It’s about service, not tourism

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

A story of growth and decline

A story of growth and decline

David Goodhew examines why some parts of the Anglican Communion are growing fast, and others are not

From the virtuous to the virtual

From the virtuous to the virtual

Pilgrimage is more popular than ever before. At Epiphany, James Harpur traces its journey from the Magi to modern virtual tours

Learning to love your enemies

“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...

The Case of Padre Perry

The Case of Padre Perry

A chance discovery in an antique shop led Jenni Crane on an unexpected trail of discovery. She talks to Sarah Meyrick

Season of pot-washing and leftovers

Season of pot-washing and leftovers

Paul Wilkinson talks to people working in the hospitality industry over Christmas

This woman’s work

This woman’s work

For many women, giving birth is no better than it would have been in first-century Palestine, says Jemima Thackray

The naming of names

The naming of names

Robin Gill explores the implications of parental identity on birth certificates

The crib in the dark and the desert

The crib in the dark and the desert

Ben Quash escapes the traditional nativity narrative through Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ

You shall know them by their fruits

You shall know them by their fruits

The Church is listening to the voices of the poor, argues David Tomlinson — at least, in the diocese of Durham

A master of ‘the best of all trades’

A master of ‘the best of all trades’

Timothy Dudley-Smith celebrates his 90th birthday on Boxing Day. He talks to David Winter

A future for the lost boys

A future for the lost boys

Young male refugees are travelling to Europe for reasons that are beyond our imagination, writes Rebecca Paveley

The rumour of angels

The rumour of angels

Simon Jenkins goes in search of celestial beings in scripture and popular culture

 

With your heavy load

With your heavy load

Donkeys play a time-honoured, if unsubstantiated, part in the nativity story. Pat Ashworth reports on their plight today

Shepherds in the fields abiding

Shepherds in the fields abiding

Malcolm Doney has moved to the country and acquired some sheep. He searches out insights from other shepherds

 

Names that ring bells

Names that ring bells

Alan Regin has spent three decades tracking down bellringers who died in the First World War. Prudence Fay tells the story

A choice of Christs

A choice of Christs

The Lumo film project uses all four unedited gospels as its script, discovers Stephen Brown

Music to take to heart

Music to take to heart

Handel’s Messiah is a statement of faith, saying more about human responses to God than about Christ himself, says Andrew Carwood

Peace on earth, or a political football?

Peace on earth, or a political football?

In a new book, Gerry Bowler identifies some recent Christmas traditions, radical appropriations of the nativity — and the health risk that is Father Christmas

Review of 2016

Review of 2016

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...

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