Good Neighbours: How Churches Help Communities Flourish

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 morning after the vote before

The Union survives, but ‘survives’ is the right word. It doesn't flourish.

Scotland Decides - but About What?

Jonathan Chaplin sets aside the 'Yes' and 'No' camps and considers what the Scottish Referendum debate is actually about

Winning the referendum is the easy part.

Whoever wins is faced with the more serious problem of forging an identity acceptable to the losers

From Scotland with Love

Doug Gay - lecturer in practical theology and 'Yes' campaigner - argues in favour of a 'discipled' nationalism, and a debate which has revitalised Scottish democracy.

Scottish referendum: An appeal to the undecideds

Nigel Biggar makes the case for staying together

What is Anglican Social Theology?

Malcolm Brown explains.

Do we need a Faith and Communities Minister anyway?

With Baroness Warsi's resignation what is the future of this role in government?

Mosul's Christian martyrs, and the modern world's insularity epidemic.

Ben Ryan reflects on the plight of Mosul's Christians and a worrying worldwide trend.

Women Bishops and Cabinet reshuffle: Small but essential steps towards equality?

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.

Not a spin doctor, but not short of challenges either.

Ben Ryan looks at the appointment of Chris Patten to advise the Vatican on communications.

Will Francis still be the media’s darling after the Synod on the Family?

Ben Ryan looks at the Catholic Church's synod on the family and what it might mean for Francis and the media

The Dark Side of the Net

Nick Spencer asks what the darknet tells us about human nature and progress

God and the goal

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?

Further thoughts on ‘Trojan Horse’

Birmingham is about a failure to balance distinctiveness, local leadership and community involvement with national educational priorities

Credit where it's due

Guest blogger David Barclay from the Contextual Theology Centre writes on the launch of the Church Credit Champions Network.

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