War

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Remembrance Sunday: lest we forget

Some wars are fought to subjugate and oppress, others to redeem and liberate. Some arise out of vengeance and resentment, others in pursuit of justice and peace. There are conflicts of land and wealth or power and glory. The righteous…
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Remembrance Sunday: ‘Goodbye, Old Man’

'Goodbye, Old Man', watercolour, by Fortunino Matania (1881-1963), depicts a British soldier saying farewell to his dying horse. It was commissioned in 1916 by the Blue Cross animal welfare charity,…

For unto us a child is born

Christmas has become an annual sabbath; almost the only time of the year now when families come together, friends are remembered, and the ghosts of Christmases past are recalled, some…