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Virtue-anchoring

by Simon Lee

4 Jun 2021

Simon Lee unpacks a naval metaphor and wonders whether we should focus more on virtue-anchoring than on virtue-signalling. Those of us who criticise virtue-signalling by others are, in a sense, virtue-signalling ourselves. The most famous nautical example of sending a signal by ostentatiously ignoring another signal is attributed to Admiral Horatio Nelson and worked out […]


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Is Britain Flagging?

by Greg Smith

7 May 2021

In light of the prominence of the Union Jack in the news over recent months, Greg Smith considers the complex relationships between flag, state, and church. The newly unveiled Downing Street briefing room, replete with its twin union flags on a blue background, has provoked ribaldry not only from the usual satirists, but even from […]


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Professor Chris Baker applauds the recent From Lament to Action report, and challenges the church to create a community where all of its members can breathe. Last week saw the publication of the latest Church of England report, published by its Anti-Racism taskforce, looking at institutional racism in its structures and hierarchies. I say the […]


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