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How Luther went viral
Social media are not unprecedented: rather, they are the continuation of a long tradition. Modern digital networks may be able to do it more quickly, but even 500 years ago the sharing of media could play a supporting role in precipitating a revolution. Today’s social-media systems do not just connect us to each other: they also link us to the past. The Economist
Religion and science
The Guardian Sam Harris argues science and faith are completely incompatible, while Robert Winston would like to be more inclusive. Emine Saner adjudicates.
The burqa ban
Spiked.com Tolerance is under threat today. This Enlightenment ideal - one of the most important, radical Enlightenment ideals - is being assaulted and undermined around Europe.
Bishop to marry divorcee
The Daily Telegraph The announcement that Rev Nicholas Holtam is to become the first clergyman married to a divorcee to be made a bishop raises serious questions for traditionalist Anglicans.
The Church of England has announced that it will not allow civil partnership ceremonies to take place in its churches unless the full General Synod gives its consent ~ The Guardian
Keep the faith
Tom Wright in The Spectator: How the Church of England can, and will, endure.
We must not forgive too easily, says Rowan Williams
The Daily Mail It may be a key Christian principle but forgiving too easily can be dangerous, the Archbishop of Canterbury has suggested. He has warned that easy forgiveness can make suffering appear not to matter.
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