July 27, 2016

In 1954 German Lutheran theologian Horst Kasner brought his wife and three young children across the Iron Curtain to take up a role in a new parish.

Nothing unusual in that – 200,000 Germans headed from East to West Germany that year – except that Mr Kasner was heading...

June 29, 2016

In the aftermath of the Brexit vote, Pope Francis has urged the European Union to return to its roots. 

From an historical perspective, and arguably from the Pope’s viewpoint (even though he has not explicitly said so), these roots are, to a great extent, Catholic. 


June 22, 2016

Last week, the Archbishop of Canterbury finally revealed his voting intention in the EU referendum. 

For several months, while urging us to have a ‘really visionary debate', he had studiously withheld his own opinion. However, writing in the Mail on Sunday on 12 June, h...

March 13, 2015

AS Tibetans across the globe marked the 56th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising of 1959 on 10 March, the Chinese government used its political and economic clout in neighbouring India and Nepal to keep the protests as low-key as possible.

Unlike previous years when the...

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