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Just Delivery

by Rosie Dawson

18 Jan 2024

It is now mid-January, and the weekend’s newspapers were still full of the story that captured people’s attention on New Year’s Day – the  hundreds of  sub-postmasters and mistresses  wrongly  […]


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At the start of this election year of 2024, we at the Foundation are asking the question: If what we need to rediscover as a society is a sense of […]


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Where might we find Radical Hope?

by Maria Power

24 Dec 2023

When I was at junior school in the 1980s, the nuns decided that it would be best for us to learn the hymns that we would sing at assemblies and […]


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Last week on twitter,  Humanists UK, quoting their Vice President, Professor Alice Roberts argued, ‘We really don’t need more faith schools in this country. I wish the government would prioritise inclusive […]


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We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs. (Bishop Ken Untener of Saginaw, drafted for a homily by Cardinal John Dearden in November 1979) How I wish I had […]


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Let’s End Poverty

by Joseph Forde

22 Nov 2023

Dr Joseph Forde writes for the blog this week. He is Chair of Sheffield’s Church Action on Poverty Group. He researches and writes on welfare and Christianity and is author […]


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Since the publication of this article, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has addressed the General Synod of the Church of England. In his address, he has offered a more […]


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Ken Loach’s latest film set in the North East opened in cinemas in late September. In this interview, Dr Val Barron talks about her involvement in the project, some of the key messages of the film and the role of local churches and communities in supporting refugees.


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Director of Research, Professor Chris Baker, offers a personal reflection on the life and contribution of a dear friend and colleague, whose sudden death earlier this week has left many […]


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Simulating Humanity

by Brandon Yip

31 Aug 2023

What sort of relationships are humans having with their chatbot friends? To deform one’s object of worship is to dehumanise ourselves. Today, however, we face a different radical possibility: to replace not God but humanity with a more tractable version of itself.


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