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Christian Asylum Seekers

The Home Office's shameful treatment of Christian asylum seekers

  A few years ago we had a popular children’s song at my church that started like this: You won’t get to heaven on the back of a camel, And you won’t get to heaven on a sheep. You won’t…
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The martyrdom of Thomas Becket

  On this day in 1170 Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered by the knights of King Henry II in Canterbury Cathedral. It was muddled politics and religion -…
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#ChristmasMeans anything but peace on earth

  Today marks the official  start of the Church of England's #ChristmasMeans Twitter campaign. Church congregations and clergy are being encouraged to get out their smartphones to let the Twittersphere know…
Myth of Undeserving Poor

The myth of the undeserving poor

  Unlike most Christian initiatives, this week's Feeding Britain report on poverty and foodbank use has whipped up a media storm filling up plenty of column inches and broadcast minutes. And it…
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Justin Welby's call to battle

  What exactly is the grand plan that is going to result in the disintegration and destruction of ISIS? On Tuesday military chiefs from 22 of the 60 countries making up…