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Justine_2.jpgAre the new plans laid out for Grammar Schools as positive news as we're being told? Rev. Tony Cross explains his view in a detailed piece on the proposed schooling system. 

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What the Labour Party can learn about unity from Christian ecumenism

Pope Francis and Archbishop Welby laughRecently, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis met in Rome to discuss and pray for closer ties between the Anglican communion and the Roman Catholic Church. I was on retreat in Rome with an ecumenical group of young Christians who had the privilege of joining the Archbishop and the Pope for a joint Anglican and Catholic vespers service. It was extraordinary and incredibly moving. As a Christian in the Labour party, I thought it would be useful to consider how ecumenism might offer a way forward in working through divisions in the party.
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Book Review: Just Living

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Ruth Valerio's latest offering provides practical and inspiring ways to live more ethical lives that honour our environment, our natural resources, our global neighbours - and the God who made it all. She argues with passion and rationale in equal measure to redefine 21st Century Christian living, Jenny Symmons writes.

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To Know God is To Do Justice

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Both the Church of England and the Church of Scotland are taking steps to ensure that their churches are involved in public debate, and in protecting the most vulnerable in society. This shows a true following of Jesus' ministry, John Milne writes.

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My Conference Experience

This years conference is the second Labour conference I have been to and the first where I have been there as part of Christians on the Left...

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Bombings and blasphemy laws: standing with the persecuted.

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In 2009 a Christian woman in Pakistan was accused of blasphemy after getting into an argument with fellow farm workers. As a result she has been on death row for six years, separated from her husband and young children, unsure whether her appeal will succeed in court or whether ultimately she will be executed. And even if she is cleared on appeal she may still be vulnerable to extrajudicial killing. There is a price on her head and her family are in hiding.

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Hope for the Middle East - Supporting the Persecuted Church

Open_Doors_logo.pngOpen Doors is delighted to be partnering with Christians on the Left at the Labour Party Conference this year. We’ll be sharing our new seven-year global campaign, Hope for the Middle East, which serves to equip people to support, pray and advocate for Christians and other minorities in Syria and Iraq.

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Post Liberalism and The Future of Western Politics

The Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s victory in the Republican primaries are harbingers of a tectonic shift in Western politics.

Mainstream parties have converged in the centre while anti-establishment parties tend to combine a far-right stance on questions of identity and immigration with left-wing statism on welfare and the economy. This reordering of politics cannot be mapped according to the old opposition of left versus right because both are part of the same liberal logic that is now in question

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Faith and the Future of Labour

On Tuesday 6 September, Christians on the Left co-hosted an event 'Faith and the Future of the Labour Party', bringing together representatives from faith communities supporting Labour as well as leadership candidates Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith. The following text is a transcript of the speech made by Njoki Mahiaini, a committed member of our executive and our speaker on stage. See her introducing the live stream of the event here.

Njoki speaks to a packed and attentive audience

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Brexit and 'Generation Z': Engaging the Next Generation

teenagers_cropped.jpgAli's work with the youth of her church has given her an insight into the rise of political engagement in teenagers during and since EU Referendum. She hopes this is a trend that will long continue - but how can we best maintain their interest after the Brexit fall-out dies down?

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