I said Israel should be ashamed – now I am the one who is ashamed

May 18, 2018 by

by Daniel Sugarman, The JC: On Tuesday Daniel Sugarman wrote an article on the clashes at the Gaza border. Today he acknowledges that he was wrong. It’s never easy to say you’re sorry. To admit you’re wrong. To announce publicly, “I made a mistake”. But to apologise when that apology comes bound...

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Disturbing doubts over the bombing of Syria

Apr 18, 2018 by

by Jules Gomes, Rebel Priest: ‘But if the cause be not good, the King himself hath a heavy reckoning to make,’ says soldier Williams in Shakespeare’s Henry V, reflecting on the morality of war before the Battle of Agincourt. ‘Moral factors cannot be ignored in war . . . Moral elements are among...

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Syrian church leaders blast ‘brutal’ and ‘unjustified’ airstrikes

Apr 16, 2018 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: Western airstrikes against President Assad were ‘unjustified aggression’ and a ‘clear violation of the international laws’, Syrian Church leaders have said. In a joint statement the heads of three major churches said they ‘condemn and...

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Britain has been overwhelmed by a whole new moral climate, with new rules – and a lot of fear

Feb 3, 2018 by

by Fraser Nelson, Telegraph: We have been gripped by a righteous hysteria that inverts the notion of innocent until proved guilty. It’s hard to know whether to condemn or applaud Manchester Art Gallery. It has taken down one of its famous paintings, Hylas and the Nymphs, on the grounds that its...

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Bell ringers to mark 100 years since the end of First World War

Nov 12, 2017 by

from BBC News: Some 1,400 bell ringers are to be recruited in 2018 to mark 100 years since World War One ended. They will represent the 1,400 bell ringers who died in the conflict. Bells in churches and cathedrals will ring out on 11 November next year and Big Ben will also strike to mark the...

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A prayer for Remembrance

Nov 12, 2017 by

from the Church of England website: Ever-living God, We remember those whom you have gathered from the storm of war into the peace of your presence; may that same peace calm our fears, bring justice to all peoples and establish harmony among the nations, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen See...

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