Category Archives: Social Justice

When You are Not Invited to the Table

by Augustine Tanner-Ihm is an African-American activist, writer, speaker who recently trained for the Anglican ministry at Cranmer Hall, St. John’s College, Durham, and now a Doctoral Student in Leadership, Culture, and Practical Theology at Bakke Graduate University.   In many American … Continue reading

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A Rock Climbers Guide to Church, History and the Future

by the Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford “Always going forward; never uprooted”. At a tense meeting between Margaret Thatcher and David Sheppard in the aftermath of the Toxteth Riots, the Prime Minister asked the Bishop what he had … 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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A Gospel of Love Trumps Hate in the White House

by the Revd Professor Robert Gilbert, Biochemistry Fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford and Anglican parish priest Does his faith help us to see why Joe Biden is the American President needed right now? Political debate, and public discussion in the … Continue reading

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The Reckoning – Will the Church of England Survive?

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of Via Media, Member of General Synod and Member of the Government’s LGBT Advisory Panel They say “people in glass houses should never throw stones” – although it seems to me that the Church of England … Continue reading

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Wise Words for this Year’s End…

by the Right Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”And … Continue reading

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The Sound of Silence

by Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester ‘How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given’ So goes the famous line in the carol ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem.’  And yet the wondrous gift is far from silent. Not … Continue reading

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To Sign or Not To Sign – A Bishop’s Dilemma

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia and Director of the Global Commission on LGBT+ Lives It has been very interesting reading the various responses from a range of bishops around the world to my invitation to them, and to other … Continue reading

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Uphill Struggles and the Road to Peace

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and the Chair of the Ozanne Foundation One positive side-effect of the first lockdown was that I began regular exercise again, and I’ve kept it going. Every other day I jog … Continue reading

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Wise Leadership: Needed Now More Than Ever!

by the Ven Elizabeth Adekunle, Archdeacon of Hackney Our leadership matters now more than ever, as we look to our leaders to steer us through these choppy and unpredictable waters. The world has been faced with grave uncertainty because of … Continue reading

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