Category Archives: Mental Health

International Women’s Day – Choose to Challenge

by the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester In 2019, on a visit to the Holy Land I visited the church in Magdala and found myself faced with an enormous and extraordinary modern painting by Daniel Cariola depicting larger-than-life … Continue reading

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LLF – Has There Been a Murder?

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham, Member of General Synod and Trustee of the Ozanne Foundation  Has there been a murder or at least death by misadventure? Has Covid -19 killed Living in Love … Continue reading

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“It’s a Sin…Not to Care and Listen”

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation In 1982 I moved to west London to minister as a University chaplain there. I had been ordained for three years. The West London Chaplaincy … Continue reading

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LLF – That Video, Those Principles & a Call for a Public Inquiry

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia, Member of General Synod and Director of the Ozanne Foundation I made myself sit down and watch the Church of England’s Evangelical Council’s “Beautiful Story” video yesterday, which, like reading the massive tome Living … Continue reading

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Safeguarding, ‘Reabuse’ and LGBT People

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor of the Province of Canterbury and member of the Archbishops’ Council Last Tuesday was perhaps the most shameful day in the history of the Church of England for hundreds of years. Forensically, the … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…So We Need to Take Care of Our Mental Health

by the Rt Revd Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, Bishop of London and former Chief Nursing Officer ‘Coronavirus has our brains pinging on “future threat,” driving global anxiety and shared fear, as we all live in this extreme state of uncertainty.’ … Continue reading

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Trauma & Tragedy in Congregations & Communities

by the Revd Hilary Ison, Project Team Member for Trauma and Tragedy in Congregations The local church often finds itself at the centre of response in situations of tragedy and trauma, ‘opening the doors’ of the church for refuge for … Continue reading

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Flattening the Curve

by the Ven Peter Leonard, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight, Chair of OneBodyOneFaith and Member of General Synod I am sure you will be familiar with the statements about ‘flattening the curve’. I am of course referring to the curve … Continue reading

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