Editorial2022-01-02T17:04:55+00:00

Editorial

Welcome to our Editorial page. Published approximately once a month these editorials seek to address current issues and reflect on them. Often written by the editor the Rev’d Dr. Nicholas Henderson we also have a policy of ‘Guest Editorials’ where others are periodically invited to post their views and opinions. We hope you find these short pieces interesting and at times challenging.

Recent Additions:

Will God or his Church intervene in Ukraine before it’s too late?

Editorial: The Rev'd Dr. Nicholas Henderson writes. Rowan Williams former Archbishop of Canterbury 2003-2012 appeared with an ash mark still on his forehead on Ash Wednesday, 2nd March urging senior Orthodox church leaders outside Russia to stand alongside archbishops, patriarchs and the Pope in calling for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine ...

Kiev or Kyiv? #KyivNotKiev

Editorial: Kiev or Kyiv? - A difference in spelling the name of the capital city has emerged since the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine was first mooted. The shift indicates an almost universal reluctance to use the former Kiev as it is a transliteration from the Russian Cyrillic alphabet. The new (to us in the West) Kyiv is the local Ukrainian usage. Thus, solidarity in a spelling bee can be shown with those of us who are horrified at the increasing terror of Russian imperialism and accompanying military violence towards a near neighbour.

Truth and Reconciliation for Today

The Rev'd Canon Richard Truss, Guest Editor, writes: Where is the church’s voice in public affairs? We do see occasional episcopal pronouncements, and occasional letters in the press. But most of the attention the past year, when any has surfaced at all, has not been on what the church and theology might have to say to the rest of society, but on what is seen as the dire state of the Church itself - the future of the parish, the financial crisis and even conjectures as to whether it can survive at all?

Egregious omicron?

Christmas Editorial 2021: The Rev'd Dr. Nicholas Henderson - Editor - Until recently, in the lexicon of everyday use, the word ‘egregious’ has been one of the lesser-used adjectival descriptions of conspicuously bad and flagrant behaviour. In archaic form it originally meant something like ‘distinguished’ or ‘eminent’ but typically, as with the ever-mutating English language, it has taken on an ironic sense that is entirely applicable to aspects of today’s political and other leadership.

COP26 … and beyond

Editorial, Kingdom Season, November 2021 - The Rev'd Dr. Nicholas Henderson. Editor: Anglicanism.org - In an 'online' world of disinformation what hope is there for COP26?

Government, faith or anything else by slogan?

Editorial - The Rev'd Dr. Nicholas Henderson - August 2021 ... A slogan is a memorable motto or phrase used in a political, commercial, religious, or other context as a repetitive expression of an idea or purpose, with the goal of persuading members of the public or a more defined target group.

Post – Covid … Where to tie the knot?

Editorial - The Rev'd Dr. Nicholas Henderson - Petertide 2021: The recent announcement from the British government that civil weddings and partnerships may now be celebrated outside in the open air raises once again the perennial question of marriage in church. Not on this occasion the question of (long overdue) same-sex marriage in church but the more general one of where any religious marriage ceremonies may take place ...

What next after the pandemic subsides?

Editorial - The Rev'd Dr. Nicholas Henderson - Easter 2021

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