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Congratulations to Revd Canon Mpho Tutu and Professor Marceline Van Furth

  A wonderful breath of fresh air sweeps across the channel to the isles of Albion this New Year’s day 2016, with news of the marriage of Canon Revd Mpho Tutu and Professor Marceline Van Furth in a small civil … Continue reading

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Bishop Libby Lane – some prayers for a new era

Tomorrow Monday is going to see a truly historic event for the Church of England as it sees a woman made Bishop for the first time within the Provinces of York and Canterbury  since its foundation as the Anglican Church … Continue reading

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No neutrality in the fight for justice.

The title for this blog is taken from a line in a speech made by the former Prime Minister of Pakistan – Benazir Bhutto.   She delivered this speech at the opening day of the 1995 Beijing UN Women’s conference which marked … Continue reading

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No Sex Please – we are Church of England Bishops

This was a post which I guest wrote for Ellee Seymour’s pages back in January 2013.http://elleeseymour.com/2013/01/05/no-sex-please-were-gay-british-bishops/ In the light of recent developments here in Britain and in Russia, which I have blogged on above – the posting of this piece … Continue reading

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The Equality Act 2010 and Women Bishops

In the light of the UK Equality Act of 2010 there are some serious questions for the Church of England to be addressing over the next months as it collectively ruminates on the trauma it delivered, to itself and the … Continue reading

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Wisbech: Grumpy Gordon and the tale of two Thomases

Perceived economic advantage, change and adaptation. Winners and losers. Opportunities grabbed hold of, and those missed. Its a pattern which has shaped the human and physical landscape of Wisbech and its hinterland over the past four centuries. The BBC documentary ‘The day the Immigrants Left’ spells out for today some of the human cost entailed in any economic change which affects an area when new initiatives and mobile labour come together to transform an area. The narrative is not a new one, and a grumpy Gordon and enterprising Thomases are at the heart of the tale. read more — click on title Continue reading

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