In a report for the Church Urban Fund, Paul Bickley argues that churches tackle the relational deficit blighting deprived communities.
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The Union survives, but ‘survives’ is the right word. It doesn't flourish.
Jonathan Chaplin sets aside the 'Yes' and 'No' camps and considers what the Scottish Referendum debate is actually about
Whoever wins is faced with the more serious problem of forging an identity acceptable to the losers
Doug Gay - lecturer in practical theology and 'Yes' campaigner - argues in favour of a 'discipled' nationalism, and a debate which has revitalised Scottish democracy.
Nigel Biggar makes the case for staying together
Malcolm Brown explains.
With Baroness Warsi's resignation what is the future of this role in government?
Ben Ryan reflects on the plight of Mosul's Christians and a worrying worldwide trend.
Guest blogger, Rachel Aston, reflects on the Cabinet reshuffle and General Synod decision to open the episcopate to women, noting some key differences between these two steps towards gender equality.
Ben Ryan looks at the appointment of Chris Patten to advise the Vatican on communications.
Ben Ryan looks at the Catholic Church's synod on the family and what it might mean for Francis and the media
Nick Spencer asks what the darknet tells us about human nature and progress
Daniel Sturridge is one of a growing number of players who openly celebrate their faith on and off the pitch, but is this necessarily a good thing?
Birmingham is about a failure to balance distinctiveness, local leadership and community involvement with national educational priorities
Guest blogger David Barclay from the Contextual Theology Centre writes on the launch of the Church Credit Champions Network.