Features

A private affair?

In an increasingly secularised Britain, what exactly is the mandate of faith in the public market place – if any? NICK SPENCER argues that religious belief should be neither private nor privileged.

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Published June 2008

For God’s sake get over it

Is it really so offensive to suggest that, with or without Britain’s ancient blasphemy laws, God is big enough to look after himself? STEPHEN TOMKINS hopes we’ve seen the last of daft legislation.

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Published June 2008

Blasphemy in the UK: A mini history

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Published June 2008

Tribes for uncertain times

Technological change, urban migration and post-modern thought have radically changed the world we inhabit. JOHN DRANE believes it’s time for Christians to change the way we engage with it.

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Published May 2008

Fostering Trust

What should be our response when the unthinkable hits the headlines? KERRY KIDD believes the church can help to chart a course between the twin evils of neglecting children and demonising parents.

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Published May 2008

After the abduction

In the 12 months since Madeleine McCann went missing, our attitudes to children have undergone intense cross-examination. In a risk-averse blame culture, NICK SPENCER asks how faith and reason can restore our confidence.

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Published May 2008

Child of the earth

Can a personal tragedy shed light on the state of the world? ALASTAIR MCINTOSH shares how the stillbirth of his son fostered unexpected hope in his work on the spirituality of climate change.

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Published April 2008

Revival time?

As the US election process gathers pace, JIM WALLIS detects a groundswell of support for the classic fusion of faith, politics and social conscience, inspired by history’s great reformers – and a certain world-famous rock star…

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Published April 2008