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Lenten Tension; Action Vs Contemplation

by Val Barron

21 Feb 2024

This Lent I am feeling the tension between action and contemplation more acutely than ever. ‘Our Lent should awaken a sense of social justice’ As always the words that Oscar […]

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Deep Time: Visions of the Earth’s Future

by Tim Middleton

16 Feb 2024

In the heart of the London docklands, just the other side of the Thames from the O2 Arena, is a squat stone lighthouse at the end of Trinity Bouy Wharf. […]

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by Greg Smith

23 Jan 2024

For nearly 50 years now I have been a Hammer; for the uninitiated that means a fan of West Ham United FC. I have supported them through triumph (The FA […]

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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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