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Justice is what the UK needs, not fairness.

Church Times,

20 February 2012

There is a saying in Africa that when the elephants fight it’s the grass that gets trampled.  This is precisely what is happening in the debate about benefits which is too often being argued with slogans and prejudice rather than with reason and compassion...

Zimbabwe Anglicans await court decision

Church Times, 

20 February 2012

Last Saturday I attended two weddings in Harare. They were the weddings of two clergy, one a parish priest and one retired, and so I accompanied Bishop Chad of Harare who officiated...

Resources for Learning to die

Church Times, 1 July, 2011

I decided against watching Terry Prachett’s programme, Choosing to Die, because I am reluctant to intrude on somebody facing one of life’s most intimate moments...

“Don’t Forget us,” say Zimbabwean Christians

Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Persecution


‘Don’t forget us,’ said my Zimbabwean host as I left the Anglican Church in a suburb of Harare.  Yet the persecution of Anglicans in the diocese of Harare, which is spreading to another Zimbabwean diocese, is being seen and remembered by few Christian communities across the world....


Is Synod fit for purpose?

Church Times,

16 April, 2010

2010 marks forty years of synodical government and there is much for which to be thankful.  The synodical system has firmly established the voice of the laity within the governance of the Church of England and has provided a dynamic where laity, clergy and bishops can meet together for the ordering of the institution...