Israel v Gaza: taking sides

Jul 24, 2014 by

By Ian Paul, Psephizo: It is astonishing to find that the level of violent conflict in the world at present has pushed stories about ISIS rape and murder of Christians in Mosuldown to third place in the news. Western military intervention in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan was in large part based on a narrative that as countries become more civilized, they will naturally turn into Western-style liberal democracies. The wave of violence across the Middle East shows what empty hubris this myth...

read more

Over 700 Syrians were killed last week. But Jews didn’t do it, so the media doesn’t care...

Jul 22, 2014 by

By Raheem Kassam, Breitbart: From reading the international and national news you would probably never have known that last Thursday and Friday alone, over 700 people were killed in Syria at the hands of jihadists and pro-Assad forces. Muslim on Muslim, Arab on Arab, human on human, whatever you like to think of it as – Western media is doing an awful job of reporting these abhorrent incidences – and I think I know why. My colleague Jonathan Spyer from the Global Research in...

read more

Tony Blair, the Rector of Stiffkey

Jun 16, 2014 by

By Paul Goodman, Conservative Home: The Church of England has a distinguished history of producing eccentric clergymen, but few tales in its long annals can match that of Harold Davidson.  The sum of his story is as follows: a former showman, the Rector of Stiffkey in Norfolk declared himself to have a mission to rescue young girls in danger of falling into vice – and approached and befriended hundreds of them.  The Bishop of Norwich eventually instituted disciplinary proceedings.  Davidson...

read more

They took them at night

Apr 30, 2014 by

From Avaaz They woke to the sound of gunmen bashing in windows and setting fire to their classrooms. Then they were gone. 191 girls were marched out of their dormitories to become the latest victims of a violent conflict is spinning out of control in Nigeria. The extremist Boko Haram group responsible snatched them and are said to have them held in a remote forest. One can only imagine what can be happening to them. School children are now the latest targets in a war that is now rippling...

read more

Archbishop of Canterbury likens foodbanks to suffering in Syria

Apr 20, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph Archbishop of Canterbury leads Easter assault on hunger, praising food banks as bishop speaks of “sinful” effect of Coalition cuts Church leaders renewed their stand-off with the Coalition over hunger in Britain using Easter sermons to speak of poverty and destitution, as one bishop claimed Government cuts were having “sinful consequences”. The Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Rev Justin Welby singled out the experiences of people turning to...

read more

First World War shows us there are no easy human or Christian answers to life

Mar 1, 2014 by

By Michael Trimmer, Christian Today "In what way should the Church be distinctive?" That was the question Canon Alan Wilkinson was trying to answer when he wrote his pioneering book The Church of England and the First World War. Speaking at an event in Southwark Cathedral this week to promote the publication of an updated edition, Canon Wilkinson commented on the complexities of the Christian response to the First World War and how what happened then is in some ways still happening...

read more