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William Temple Scholar Val Barron considers how we move beyond the Taylor Review to build more sustainable neighbourhoods. The recently published Taylor Review, made some interesting recommendations about how English Church and Cathedral buildings could become more sustainable. At the centre of these recommendations was the importance of greater community involvement. “Increased use and helping […]


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Dr John Reader reflects on proceedings at the recent Connecting Ecologies conference in Oxford. As reported by fellow Associate Research Fellow Tim Howles in an earlier blog, Campion Hall in Oxford has just held a conference on Connecting Ecologies, stimulated by Pope Francis’ Laudato Si. As befits an event with this title, the gathering and […]


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Culture Wars and Happy Holidays

by Greg Smith

13/12/2017 10:41

Greg Smith sheds some light on the culture wars around Christmas, and the messages and mission of church in society. Christmas is approaching with all its familiar rituals and feasting. Nativity stories loosely based on the accounts of two of the gospel writers, pagan substrata marking the turn from darkness to light at the winter […]


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