Gavin Ashenden

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The competing ethics of duty v self-interest misread by Harry and Meghan

The announcement from Harry and Meghan will cause a variety of responses from the public.One of them will be sadness. There is...

Freespeech for 2020!

It’s been an astonishing year. Some things have moved very fast. Two things in particular have stuck out. One is the dreadful...

Islam has three political strategies — immigration, population and violence

There is a well-known doctrine in Islam called Taqiyya. It’s the principle that should some deceit further Islam’s interest, you have a duty to deceive. It looks...

The primacy of Evangelism, the shiftiness of Jung and the disappearance of freedom of speech….

Once upon a time I fell deep in affection with Carl Gustav Jung.  It turned out to be a dreadful mistake. It...

Internet ethics abolish forgiveness

I can’t manage the moral math’s that lies behind our new internet ethics. I’ve been reading stories or moral virtue and disaster in the public arena...

Extinction Rebellion promise to subvert democracy as well as capitalism to promote the new apocalypse

One of my favourite childhood stories was the Emperor’s new clothes. I’ve always been suspicious of the pressure from crowds to make...

Resisting assisted suicide, for the sake of the vulnerable

When I heard that I was going to have the opportunity of debating the issue of euthanasia and assisted dying with Silvan...

Citizen Welby and the Cosmetics of ‘Reconciliation

The Archbishop of Canterbury has been asked to play a highly significant political role as the would be chair of something that...

Convert or be converted – the challenge for Anglican cathedrals today.

Three Anglican cathedrals have set out to increase both their appeal to the  public and to get more people into the building.

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Bishop Nazir-Ali responds to the bishops’ pastoral statement on...

The clear stating of the Church’s biblical and historic teaching on the nature of marriage;  that marriage between one man and one...

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity concludes with vespers...

Representatives from Anglican and Orthodox worlds joined Pope Francis at the tomb of St Paul today to mark the close of the...

Church Society response to Bishops’ pastoral letter on civil...

Response to the latest statement from the House of Bishops. Church Society welcomes the recent pastoral statement from the House...

Open letter to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York...

Your Graces We write to express our anger and disappointment regarding the recent House of Bishops ‘Pastoral Statement’ concerning Same Sex...