National Life and Shared Values and Public Policy Priorities

This was the title of a debate initiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the House of Lords on 2 December. The Church Times reported that he called for “a more beautiful and better common narrative”, that would enable Britain to “play a powerful, hopeful, and confident role in the world”, and resist “the turn […]

‘If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together’

An Intern’s Reflection by Selina Stone I heard this African proverb once and it has never left me. In the culture of our day, speed seems to be everything. Being a new Londoner (sorry Birmingham) this is even more apparent. We rush out of the house in the morning and we rush back home in […]

Women Bishops in the House of Lords

I am grateful to hear the announcement that we will be fast-tracking women Bishops, below is an article I wrote for The House Magazine in Novenber 2013, please do have a read. “The longer the Anglican church keeps women Bishops out of the Lords, the more it stands to lose” Soon it will be Synod and our vexed […]

The Best Parts of the Job…

Perhaps it is that our culture has become quite negative about politics that I am so often asked what are the most difficult and the worst parts of my job. But this morning as I was walking past Peers Entrance a man was taking his young children out of their buggy to sit them on […]