Politics

Healing Divisions: Life Post-Brexit

21 Jul 2016

The few short weeks since the result of the EU Referendum was announced has been a time of political and social turmoil, not merely in the UK but across the rest of Europe and further afield. Governments have been changed, alliances forged and sundered, communities shaken to their roots. I...

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After Brexit, a Light at the end of the Tunnel

13 Jul 2016

I write the day after the Church of England’s General Synod had an emergency debate and passed a motion calling for ‘all to unite in the common task of building a generous and forward looking country, contributing to human flourishing around the world’ and encouraging all members of the Church...

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Seeking the Common Good After Brexit

29 Jun 2016

On Thursday 23 June 2016 the UK collectively voted to impoverish ourselves economically, humiliate ourselves politically and pull up the drawbridge on the problems facing Europe. The sense of loss and grief is real and painful for many of us, but it is not universal. The more you gained from...

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The Politics of the Cross: Part Three

23 Mar 2016

Matthew: Resistance and Challenge

Matthew, on the other hand, though dependent on Mark in many ways, gives a very different picture. Jesus comes to a strange and hostile city. ‘Who is this?’ the citizens ask (21.11). The crowd who have travelled up with Jesus form the...

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The Politics of the Cross: Part Two

23 Mar 2016

Mark: Service and Solidarity

In Mark, the procession into Jerusalem shows a king coming into his city. The crowd forms itself into a procession, singing Psalms of welcome to the Davidic king (Mk. 11.1-10; Ps. 118.26). Jesus enters the city and is depicted moving about...

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The Politics of the Cross: Part One

23 Mar 2016

Politics and Religion

Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and the cleansing of the Temple were clearly enacted parables that carry overtly political overtones. Jesus, at the highpoint of the Jewish religious year- Passover- where the Roman imperial rule rubbed the hardest, was...

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Tesco Troubles

30 Apr 2015
Last week, Tesco reported a loss of £6.4 billion for the year to the end of February - the worst year in the retailer’s history. Annual group trading profit, which counts sales through the supermarket’s tills, was down 60% at £1.4 billion, compared with £3.3 billion a year earlier. Paul Thomas...
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Voting Isn't the Be-All and End-All of Politics

9 Apr 2015
Royal Holloway University, my alma mater, has been running a social media campaign, #votebecause, in which students share the reasons why they are voting in the General Election next month. The results of the campaign...
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