“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”
Psalm 46: 1-3
“How to pray for the General Election” was the title of the Bishop of Oxford’s address to his Diocesan Synod on Saturday morning, following an open letter from the Archbishop of Canterbury and many of the other bishops at the end of September. It reflects the reconciling role which the Church of England hopes to play in order to draw UK politicians, and the British people, together once the dust has cleared.
Bishop Steven’s guidance included Lament, Thanksgiving, Intercession, Discernment and Silence: all unquestionably strong recommendations. The prospects for these getting a hearing will hopefully rise after 12th December, and will no doubt be assisted by the Christmas break just 10 days’ later.
So please READ ON .. as we take a long look at some of the political parties’ ideas in circulation, but first acknowledge why the centre ground lost its appeal in 2016.
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Welcome to Gavin Oldham's full presentation describing his vision for egalitarian capitalism.
The main set of proposals are as follows:
Egalitarian Capitalism is an alternative to socialism which, while fostering and encouraging enterprise for all, acts to involve and empower people right across society and especially the young.