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FiF Update

Shadow Working Party Report The Report of Forward in Faith’s Shadow Working Party on Women and the Episcopate – under the title Consecrated Women? – edited by Fr Jonathan Baker, Principal of Pusey House, Oxford, will be published under the [...]

Media Watch

Voices from the Voiceless Once upon a time, not all that long ago, bishops did not speak. Or if they did, what they said was without form and void. Occasionally a bishop would utter controversially, only to be warned by [...]

Training on the Read

Francis Gardom on a useful Saturday’s work In my role as a ‘spare-wheel’ – standing-in for clergy either during an inter-regnum, or to enable the parish priest to go away on holiday – I experience many different styles and degrees [...]

BOOK REVIEWS

Bishop Holloway wields the knife once more LOOKING IN THE DISTANCE Richard Holloway Canongate, 240pp, hbk 1 84195 535 3, £12.99 [Publication date: 19th August.] No doubt about it, the old rogue can write! Limpid sentences, apt quotations, poetic phrases, [...]

Untimely Thoughts

Just War Theory? GIBBON'S Decline and Fall for all its horror of its own subject is really the first great work of modem Byzantine studies. Byzantium was the continuation of the Roman Empire. Her thousand years of history deserve study [...]

Letter from Australia

Falling apart and coming together Many Australian Anglicans seem largely unaware of the speed at which global Anglicanism is unravelling and regrouping, in a variety of ways, into its historic constituent elements. Within Australia long-standing diocesan diversity has tended to [...]

Letter from America

Michael Heidt on getting out or staying in and getting on with it The late great Fr Brindley had a message on his answering machine which ran thus, ‘Through the miracle of modern technology, you may speak with me though [...]

Synod Insider

Gerry O'Brien on domestic violence and smacking the clergy York was cold and cloudy, more like March than July, but I consoled myself with the thought that I live two hundred miles further from the Arctic Circle than the inhabitants [...]

The Way We Live Now

The Death of the Father ‘What will happen to God?’ Naomi Goldenburg famously asked herself during the course of a women’s consciousness-raising meeting in Westchester, New York in 1971. In 1984 William Oddie, almost as famously, asked the same question [...]

30 Days

A THIRD WAY So impressed were the assembled bishops of the Church of England by the profound theological grasp of the Rochester Commission’s Report on Women ‘Bishops’ and its convincing argument that they have augmented the finished product by a [...]

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