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In parliamentary elections tomorrow, Saturday 12 May, Iraq will decide on a new prime minister and president. Mike Simpson, chief executive of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, looks at how corruption, unemployment and sectarianism are among the issues that must be addressed if Iraq's beleagured Christian community is to have any chance of survival.

Clifford Longley addresses the dangerous consequences of blurred lines between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism

Robert Murray was born into a world of words. His grandfather was Sir James Murray, the famous lexicographer who was the founding editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. His parents were Congregationalist missionaries. He was born in Beijing on 8 June 1925, and, after a childhood spent in China (where his parents numbered among their compatriots Eric Liddell, of Chariots of Fire fame), he attended Eltham College and Taunton School. A year’s intensive study of Persian was followed by a degree in Classics at Oxford, where he came under the influence of the Tolkien family.

The Windrush fiasco is now being portrayed as a slip-up in the delivery if an otherwise good policy. It is much worse than that. The flaw lies in the policy itself – the deliberate cultivation of a 'really hostile environment" for anyone in the country illegally'.

When plans for war are hatched in the context of promises 'to make America great again', western statesmen ought to take a deep breath and consider the wisdom of Augustine and Thomas Aquinas

In his latest pastoral letter, Bishop of Portsmouth Philip Egan addresses the anniversaries of Humanae Vitae and the Abortion Act – and also warns against moves towards assisted dying.

The long and frustrating search for a solution to the Syrian problem cannot succeed unless it takes into account that at the heart of the conflict is a religious quarrel roughly 1,400 years old. Peace in the region is only likely to come about if Muslims of both persuasions can agree to live with their differences

Zimbabwe draws breath, but how fresh is the air?

11 April 2018 | by Charles Hampton
Charles Hampton, who worked in Zimbabwe between 1980 and 1984, visits the country in the aftermath of Robert Mugabe's removal from power

Julie Sarti went to Zambia as one of four people selected from Oxfam’s committed supporters to see first-hand how donations are spent. She came away encouraged, inspired and reassured

The timeless wonder of the Shroud of Turin

02 April 2018 | by Louise Cowley
Louise Cowley on visiting the Shroud: 'This strange sense of a presence that occupied my being, grew, refusing to be ignored as did my excitement as I gained some small sense of what I was about to see and yet could not grasp its magnitude.'


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