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The Black Wave

The Black Wave

What happens in a community when it is overwhelmed by natural disaster and the cameras have moved on?

Disasters come and go for those who consume news from afar. The Church responds with prayers which are well intentioned and effective but not usually enduring. Our thinking is channelled by the media which is addicted to the latest crisis and our empathy shifts with it.. This habit feels bewildering and can lead to passivity and despair when we address too many issues in ....

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Recent Topics You May Have Missed

When Two Truths Collide, Hushing Inconvenient Opinion, Lebanon, So Last Century, Children Fighting Adult Wars, The Light Sleeper,

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Recent Topics You May Have Missed

The New Orthodoxy, The Loop, Of Gods And Men, Trust The Lord Of The market, Not The Masters Of The Universe, The Crime Of The Century, The Finger Of Blame And The hand Of God,

Beating Ploughshares Into Swords

Beating Ploughshares Into Swords

The work of diplomats is unglamorous and involves

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Why God Doesn't Look Like Elon Musk - Or Adam Smallbone

Why God Doesn't Look Like Elon Musk - Or Adam Smallbone

Researchers at the University of North Carolina

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The Truth Is Out There

The Truth Is Out There

The first Gulf War in 1991 did not take place. This was the judgment of the philosopher Jean Baudrillard

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What The Church Can Do For The Cause Of Social Mobility

What The Church Can Do For The Cause Of Social Mobility

There should be no postcode lottery when it comes

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From Norway To Nowhere

From Norway To Nowhere

The building and demolishing of a fragile peace accord reveals a sad truth: violence is so much easier

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And The Point Is/

And The Point Is?

We prefer to live without space between our experiences, giving an endless sense of flow which

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Most Viewed October 2018

The Second American Civil War

The Second American Civil War

The Second American Civil War
Stories can bend round our resistant consciences like a free kick round a wall. ‘American War’ is one such.

Is it possible to get inside civil strife and how it messes people up? The answer is almost certainly no, for no amount of reportage can compensate for the sound and smell of fear and death, and the slow extinguishing of trust between citizens – even those ostensibly on the same side.
Most of our generation’s wars have been civil – Lebanon, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria, South Sudan – to name only a few. In an era of globalisation, war has moved as fluidly over national boundaries as capital and labour. Regional and global powers take an interest in the affairs of countries that
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The froniers Of Aid

THE FRONTIERS OF AID
Humanitarian aid is distributed in murky places run by the powerful. Should we accept any moral compromises made as necessary to save lives?
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Brand Bullying

BRAND BULLYING
Brand Bullying And The marketing Of Youth
Britain has constructed a culture which makes children breathe the toxin of materialism.
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Even As I Am Fully Known

EVEN AS I AM FULLY KNOWN
Phone hacking has distracted us from a far more pervasive digital scrutiny of who we are which is changing the world beneath our feet.
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ARTICLES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

How Not To Be A Control Freak
How Not To Be A Control Freak

Weaving the advice of others into something ...

Smug Media
Smug Media

What are the values we should hold to in tackling today's big policy question?

The Call In The Middle Of The Night
The Call In The Middle Of The Night

Have we become so protective of personal autonomy in following Christ that we no longer submit to external discipline?

Day Seven
Day Seven

When God calls us to rest, he shows us what he can do while we sit back
You shall carry out an audit. If one commandment were to be added to the ten by our generation,