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What is the Christian vision for Britain?

What is the Christian vision for Britain?

Michael Schluter, March 2005 In the 1960s Martin Luther King gave his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech. His dream was of a country where black and white children could go on the same bus, attend the same school, and as adults work side by side as equals in the same company. It was an […]

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And who is my neighbour?

And who is my neighbour?

Nick Spencer, July 2003 Five years ago my neighbour died 15 feet away from me. I learnt of his death only two days later when I saw a young woman clearing out his flat. He had suffered a massive heart attack and died on the phone to the ambulance. I hadn’t known his name. Two […]

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A healthy society?

A healthy society?

Nick Spencer, November 2002 Nigel Lawson once wrote that the NHS was the closest thing the English had to a religion. Having spent five years convincing voters that New Labour was an economically prudent outfit, it was for the purpose of funding the health service that Gordon Brown decided openly to raise taxes and risk […]

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Secularisation: is it inevitable? by John Coffey

Secularisation: is it inevitable? by John Coffey

      Summary It has long been believed that secularisation is the inevitable by-product of Modernisation, and that the rise of modern science, pluralism, and consumerism is sure to usher in the decline of religion. This secularisation myth has functioned as a ‘master narrative’, shaping the way we look at the world. It has […]

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ROOTS biblical norm or Anachronism? by Michael Schluter

ROOTS biblical norm or Anachronism? by Michael Schluter

  Summary Western society at the end of the twentieth century values individual mobility as highly as any in history. Christians in the past have not questioned that mobility is desirable. If anything, the New Testament (NT) seems to endorse a culture which holds lightly to place, and to encourage Christians to find their roots […]

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Adding life to years by Jubilee policy group

Adding life to years by Jubilee policy group

  An ageing population challenges society to review its attitudes towards old age and the relationship between elderly people and the society of which they are part so that the well-being of both can be secured…

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