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  • Shelter migrants from the storm

    The political response to what is undoubtedly the biggest European refugee crisis since the Second World War has been lamentable. Only Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, with France’s François Hollande somewhat hesitantly by her side, has shown a real grasp of the issues.

  • Heythrop college can still be saved

    Following the announcement in June that Heythrop College was to be closed in three years’ time, the view has started to crystallise that it is too important an institution to be allowed to go without a fight, and a rescue operation needs to be attempted.

  • ‘Do you hear the cry of the poor?’ Sarah Teather

    The fate of millions of people in this war-ravaged corner of East Africa depends on an uncertain peace agreement signed this week. A former British government minister, just back from visiting refugee projects in the area, assesses the country’s prospects

  • The great persuader Paul Vallely

    Francis settled into the role of Pope with remarkable ease combining clarity of expression with political shrewdness, qualities that will be to the fore in the two great challenges he faces in the coming months

  • Caring for our common home Alex Muyebe and Peter Henriot

    The message of Francis’ encyclical resonates most keenly in poor countries. We look at initiatives in Malawi to address climate change

  • Healing spirit Jonathan Tulloch

    The poet-priest Fr Michael McCarthy tells Jonathan Tulloch how his written work honours the lives of stroke and dementia patients

  • 'Evangelisation is not a programme, but a resource' Stephen Wang

    It only takes two or three committed and prayerful people to start putting evangelisation ‘theory’ to work in a parish. A university chaplain explains how the Sycamore programme can be a launch pad

  • Beyond the Fringe Brian Morton

    The whole point of an Edinburgh August, particularly knowing how raw and unforgiving an Edinburgh September can be, is to stick a pin into the map of venues and hope for some fun. Which is how I ended up at a drag show