The trailblazing lesbian novelist Radclyffe Hall and her lover, Una Troubridge, made their home at the English seaside town and counted the local priest as a friend and confidant. But the accommodation wouldn’t last.
Last month the first report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse revealed the dreadful consequences of sending vulnerable young children to make new lives in the distant corners of the world. Why did church leaders and charities support this policy for so long?
In a relatively poor and ethnically mixed area of Glasgow there is a community that had been forced to live on the periphery of the periphery. But now a project set up by Vincentian sisters is bearing fruit and helping the ethnic group’s women and children come in from the cold
This winter, as a peace delegate from Voices for Creative Nonviolence UK, I visited the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APV) in Kabul, a community of about over thirty-fivesixty young men and women, who, at the same time as completing their studies, run the projects of the Borderfree Centre.
When Emile Zola published “J’accuse…!”, his open letter to the French president concerning the Dreyfus affair, he hoped to provoke a prosecution for libel that would cause the notorious case to be re-examined.
The Chaldean Catholic Patriarch has visited Christian villages of the Nineveh Plain that were reclaimed last week during a military offensive aimed at reconquering the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State, writes Ellen Teague.
The Government’s inquiry into sexual abuse of children – initiated by the Prime Minister when she was Home Secretary – is in yet more disarray after the loss of its leading counsel. Here, an expert urges those in charge to learn from the Church’s more practical action
George Orwell was, for once, wrong. In his 1946 essay, “The decline of the English murder”, he designated 1850-1925 as an “Elizabethan age” of murder, whose perpetrators – Jack the Ripper, Dr Crippen, Joseph Smith and Mrs Maybrick among his nine – had stood the test of time.