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FiF Update

National Assembly The Forward in Faith National Assembly will take place at the Emmanuel Centre, Marsham Street, SW1 on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 October. Much of our time together will be spent considering the Report of the Shadow Working [...]

Art and Charity

Anne Gardom visits the Foundling Hospital Museum The Foundling Hospital has long been part of our history, with its associations with Hogarth and Handel, and, of course, Captain Thomas Coram, and its impressive collection of paintings. In June this year [...]

Letter from Australia

The Changing Scene By the time this Letter is published, the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia will have met, debating, among other things, women bishops, lay presidency, and a national approach to the problems of child sexual [...]

Letter from America

Michael Heidt on mujeristas, marginalization and the missing millions As everyone knows, the unfortunate Bonaparte sneered at Great Britain, calling the English a nation of shopkeepers. Well, they may have been and something in the nature of running small businesses [...]

Synod Insider

Gerry O'Brien on a looming demographic disaster It was on the first day of September, with families across the country in ‘back to school’ mode, that I tuned in to Thought for the Day on the radio. The thought was [...]

The Way We Live Now

‘Banish plump Jack and banish half the world…’ Lewisham is getting fatter – at least its people are. On a recent walk from Lewisham Hospital to the church (a distance of some three-quarters of a mile) I counted no less [...]

30 Days

M & Ms The Portuguese and Dutch seaborne empires of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were noted for winning natives to Christ by the judicious distribution of much-needed provender. The hungry converts were known as ‘rice christians’. Now it seems [...]

The jury’s out

Gregory Cameron on how the Lambeth Commission approached the task I still remember the burning sensation of dry sherry going down the wrong way: my spluttering was caused by an unhelpful introduction by a friend – ‘Gregory’s the vicar looking [...]

Faith of our Fathers

Darwell Stone: The Faith of an English Catholic Stone's convictions determined his every act. Conscious of his vocation to the stewardship of belief the possession of which he never doubted to be of momentous significance for every individual soul, he [...]

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