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In an extended think-piece, Associate Research Fellow Greg Smith offers a personal, political and faith-based reflection on the challenges of migration for Britain. Last week I attended a meeting of the multi-agency forum on Asylum Seekers in Preston. From late 2014 Preston has become a new dispersal area for people who have entered this country […]


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Ronald Preston once referred to a ‘persistent Christian undercurrent, which refuses to take economics seriously.’ One important manifestation of that refusal is that people of good will often suppose that it is inherently wrong to engage in lending and borrowing at a positive rate of interest, that the lender must inevitably be taking advantage of […]


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In reporting Archbishop Justin Welby’s address to the Board of Deputies of British Jews last week, the Telegraph’s “click bait” headline read, “Welby: Let’s stop pretending all religions agree”. The Board of Deputies own website ran with the markedly less dramatic “Archbishop of Canterbury urges faiths to come together to combat religious violence.” Not having […]


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