Sounding Board

How should the clergy best engage in politics and public disputes?

The Church will soon hit a Hartlepool moment, when people who feel politically unwelcome go elsewhere

Labour, like the Church, may never reconcile the different views of all its supporters

After a national Lent that has lasted a year, we can smell the blossom of hope

We need to mind our language when describing those with whom we disagree

Covid-19 has reawakened the medieval superstition that bad things happen to bad people

There is a concerted attempt to reconstruct what children are taught about their history

We treat prisoners of war better than care home residents

National debate used to be encouraged by the Anglican state — but those days are fast disappearing

Why are people fighting a long-dead slave trade rather than resisting the triumph of a real one?