17 French deaths unite civilisation; 2,000 Nigerian deaths – who cares?

  "Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering," exhorts the writer to the Hebrews. And so many Christians do - some…

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 -…

Behold your God!

  O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be…

#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…

Welby loves Wimba Way

  The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, was Kirsty Young's castaway guest on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs today, and his narration of fascinating biographical anecdotes with intermittent spiritual…