Category Archives: Social Justice

Collusion, Hypocrisy & the Greasy Pole to Success

by Dr Charlie Bell, Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge and ordinand at St Augustine’s College of Theology For those with ears to hear, the past few weeks have highlighted a very clear theme in the abuse scandal in the Church … Continue reading

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Why the Church of England Must ‘Connect the Dots’ – IICSA and LLF

by Prof Helen King, Professor Emerita in Classical Studies at The Open University and lay preacher in the Diocese of Oxford ViaMedia.News · Why the Church of England Must Connect the Dots – IICSA and LLF – Prof Helen King … 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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Resignations, Dysfunctionality and the House of Bishops

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia, Director of the Ozanne Foundation and Member of General Synod ViaMedia.News · Resignations, Dysfunctionality and the House of Bishops – Jayne Ozanne I resigned from my Bishop’s Council this week. The decision has been … Continue reading

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Walking in Beauty – Contemplation in times of Struggle, Suffering and Exclusion

by the Very Revd Rogers Govender, Dean of Manchester It is an accepted fact that we are currently living in extremely challenging times, especially made more so by Covid-19. We have always had the challenges of human sexuality, poverty, racism … Continue reading

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One for All and All for One?

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s, member of General Synod and Vice-Chair of the Ozanne Foundation The words which bind together Alexander Dumas’ Three Musketeers are also the unofficial motto of Switzerland, and date back … Continue reading

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Secrecy and an Unaccountable Church of England

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham, Author, Trustee of the Ozanne Foundation and member of General Synod Honestly, it drives me mad! When I first became a member of General Synod over ten years … Continue reading

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Solidarity, Oppression and the Church of England

by Dr Charlie Bell, Fellow in Medicine at Girton College Cambridge and ordinand at St Augustine’s College of Theology ‘But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream’ (Amos 5:24) Justice is a fundamental facet of … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Colin Blakely, Co-Founder of Via Media

Words mattered to Colin.  Words said in the right way, to the right people, with the right tone could, he believed, change the world.  That is why he was so committed to accurate and sensitive reporting, sharing people’s stories and … Continue reading

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Worldly Weddings – To Bless or Not to Bless?

by the Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford On 14 February a former Bishop of Jarrow used to stand at the feet of the Angel of the North in Gateshead, and bless any couples who came along. Kitsch and … Continue reading

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