Tag Archives: religion

Do we really need the welfare state?

A few days ago, a complimentary therapist told my wife that she thinks we should get rid of the welfare state and rely on charities to help those in need. This was during a discussion about the rise in the … Continue reading

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International Conscientious Objectors Day

Today, 15th May, is International Conscientious Objectors Day. A Conscientious Objector (CO) is someone who refuses to join any military organisation or fight in any war for religious, moral or ideological reasons. COs have always been viewed with suspicion and fear, … Continue reading

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Keith Sharpe from Changing Attitudes Sussex interviews Reverend Steve Chalke

Today, I was emailed this article, which includes an interview with Reverend Steve Chalke (see photo, left), who has been a very vocal conservative evangelical opponent of homosexuality based on biblical teachings. Recently, he has very publicly stated that he … Continue reading

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Women Bishops and the need for a split in the Anglican Communion

On 11th November 1992, I was in the middle of studying for my Religious Education A level. My (female) RE teacher was passionately in favour of women priests being allowed to be ordained into the Church of England, so on … Continue reading

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Abuse of power by Christian GP

Another story has emerged today about a GP who decided to talk about his personal religious faith with a patient, leading the patient’s mother to complain about his conduct. Listening to the GP himself talking on the radio this lunchtime, … Continue reading

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