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  • Leading article: The Church would do well to learn from Elizabeth I
    Monday, 7 July 2008

    There is discord within the mother church of Anglicanism, too. The Church of England has already voted to permit the ordination of female bishops. At this weekend's General Synod, some 1,300 clergy threatened to leave the Church unless guaranteed the...

  • Leading article: Brown's opportunity to help Africa
    Monday, 7 July 2008

    The danger at all these international gatherings is that the agenda becomes long and loose, covering everything and nothing. This year, too, it is hard to see more than pious phrases emerging from a discussion on the environment. However panicked we ...

  • Paul Vallely: Time running out to deliver promises to world's poorest
    Monday, 7 July 2008

    Teklu is one of the 32 million African children who have been let down by the broken promises of Gleneagles, the 2005 G8 summit at which the rich world solemnly pledged to double aid to Africa by 2010. It was not an impossible dream but a realistic t...

  • Giles Fraser: Enough is enough. The extremists must be confronted
    Sunday, 6 July 2008

    The Church of England is fundamentally a theological peace treaty. As the Reformation plunged continental Europe into an ideological bloodbath, with Catholics and Protestants murdering each other by the million, England created a church that made the...

  • Lucy Winkett: We must address poverty, wars – and female bishops
    Monday, 7 July 2008

    Put more acutely, given that most people live their lives without reference to organised religion, does it really matter if the Church of England decides to consecrate women bishops or not? What does it matter either if a group of conservative Anglic...

  • Katy Guest: Why can't all men share Gok's taste in bangers?
    Sunday, 6 July 2008

    Rantzen has gone public with a tricky dilemma. As a single person who has more red-carpet invitations than hot dinners, she is badly in need of a walker: one who is not too big, not too small, not too boring, not too randy, not too greedy .... All sh...

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