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A guest blog post written by Julian Bond, Director of the Christian Muslim Forum.   How should Christians relate to Muslims? Are they a problem, unwelcome, a threat? Recently there has been a lot of interest in, and disapproval of halal slaughter. We also learnt that the broadcast of the call to prayer in Channel […]


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Credit where it’s due…

by Bishop Adrian Newman

02/06/2014 07:10

A guest blog post written by The Rt Revd Adrian Newman, Bishop of Stepney.   Far from being a top-down, command-and-control organisation, the Church of England is at its best when it empowers local communities and liberates some of the latent skills which lie, often undiscovered and usually un-tapped, within its greatest resource – its […]


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At the William Temple Foundation Chris Baker and I have made much of the importance of religious and spiritual capital in the context of faith based local involvement and partnership work. The definitions we have used so far go like this:  Religious capital is, ‘the practical contribution to local and national life made by faith […]


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