Church

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 -…

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…