Your politicians have sold out for free sandwiches and jobs in Brussels, Nigel Farage writing in The irish Times,Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
BBC health editor Hugh Pym, born in Wiltshire, seems an unlikely advocate for the Church of Scotland, but his close personal involvement, with that of his wife, Susan, - both are elders at St Columba’s Church of Scotland in London, - has led him to be involved in a new book about the Scottish soldiers who passed through London on their way to and from the trenches of the First World War.
Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali writes - Boris Johnson likes being provocative. My own experience with him on the radio has been that he makes controversial comments to elicit controversial responses!
In the John Charles McQuaid story lies the awesome power of the Catholic Church in Ireland in the mid-twentieth century, writes John Cooney, in the Irish Times Mon, Apr 7, 2003
The Reformation was also about independence from a distant bureaucracy and defending our freedoms, writes Giles Frazer
Steve Stockman, a Presbyterian minister - “Twenty years ago this week, I wrote this prayer/poem/reflection as some kind of response to the Omagh bomb. Just months after the hopeful Good Friday Agreement a car exploded, in the centre of Omagh during a busy Saturday afternoon, to blow all those hopes apart. 29 people were killed. Many others maimed and blinded. The whole country was shocked.”
What sort of country will Pope Francis encounter? One where Mass attendance – though falling – is still among the highest in Europe, where scandals have dented people’s faith in the church, but faith itself has not died, Patsy McGarry writes in the Irish Times
It sounds like a historical horror, but ‘treatment’ for sexual orientation remains legal in most of the world, including the UK
Both Anglicans and RCs have failed to tackle abuse, says Paul Vallely