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Category Archives: Ethics
Antisemitism with Jeremy Corbyn, anti-Islamism with Boris Johnson: how do they compare? This post is not about the issues themselves but about the way they are being publicly debated and what this tells us about our declining public ethics.
This is my sermon for Rogation Sunday. The word ‘rogation’ comes from the Latin for ‘to ask’. There is a tradition of praying for the crops to grow well and produce a good harvest.
More air strikes. America attacks. Britain and France meekly follow Trump’s lead. Britain’s four RAF Tornados may not be the biggest part of the initiative, but it means we’re metooing. Most of the public discourse is about surface isssues: who … Continue reading
The recent revelations of sexual abuse horrify us, particularly when the victims were children. It is one thing to feel horrified, another to respond in a constructive way. Much of the public response has sounded to me like Guardian readers … Continue reading
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) is currently investigating the Diocese of Chichester as part of its study of whether Church of England leaders have failed to protect children against sexual abuse. Abuse survivors sometimes say that in … Continue reading
How dare it snow, and mess up our plans? What went wrong? Okay, you and I know that nobody is to blame. No human, anyway. So why do we call it bad weather?
Nick Boles explodes. The British Government isn’t addressing the crises in housing and health, says this Conservative Member of Parliament. But, as the Guardian describes his mood, ‘the Worboys decision was the final straw’. The Parole Board has decided that … Continue reading
Prime Minister Theresa May, in her New Year live interview on Sunday, got quite a grilling from Andrew Marr. The Independent provides a video and report. Marr described the case of Leah Butler-Smith whose mother waited five hours to be … Continue reading