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Epistles from Alexandria

Epistles from Alexandria

As global Anglican leaders meet in Egypt, the Rev Colin Coward of Changing Attitude is blogging daily on developments.

Religion and financial regulation

Religion and financial regulation

How would religion regulate financial markets? That was the question at last night's JustShare debate.

Cash for connections?

Cash for connections?

Well, not quite. But we are giving away a free book to the one thousandth member of our Facebook group.

Rights, wrongs and religion

Rights, wrongs and religion

By the early twenty-first century, a sizeable gap has opened up between Anglicans passionately in favour of universal human rights and those strongly opposed.

Having faith in shared humanity

Having faith in shared humanity

Christians, Muslims and Jews have appealed together for the victims of the conflict in Gaza.

Stand up to hatred

Stand up to hatred

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. The HMD website has a candle which is being lit across the world, and practical educational resources to ensure we go on remembering.

The DEC Gaza TV appeal

The DEC Gaza TV appeal

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has put up on YouTube the television appeal for humanitarian aid that the BBC and Sky are refusing to show.

Ekklesia on the TV this weekend

Ekklesia on the TV this weekend

If you are in Britain and near a television on Sunday 18 January you can catch my Ekklesia co-director Jonathan Bartley...

The real price of war

The real price of war

So long as there is no just solution to the causes of conflict in Gaza, civilians on all sides will continue to pay a heavy price, says Christian Aid.

Food for thought

Food for thought

Christmas is a time when, among other things, we focus on food - for celebration and for want. But do we need a fundamental rethink?