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Welcome to my blog - I'm Charles Reed and I advise the Church of England on foreign policy issues.
This blog covers a variety of topics from US foreign policy to European politics and the Middle East - and whatever else happens to be in the news or catch my attention.
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Category Archives: Development
Today 80 religious leaders from around the G8, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, have marked the 1000 day count down to the Millennium Development Goals. In a letter to the Financial Times , that is reproduced on the Lambeth Palace … Continue reading
David Cameron’s suggestion at a press conference in Amritsar that the UK aid budget could in the future be more clearly focused on helping to deliver security and stability has provoked a ballistic reaction from development NGOs worried that money … Continue reading
Justine Greening, the UK Secretary of State for International Development, today gives evidence to the House of Commons International Development Select Committee’s inquiry into UK aid to Rwanda. The Committee’s decision to launch an inquiry here reflects wider political unease … Continue reading
Work this week has been unnecessarily busy leaving little time to think let alone blog. With the brain cells well and truly fried there is little point trying to write something coherent let alone engaging. I’m grateful therefore that ActionAid and … Continue reading
Ahead of World Water Day this Thursday, the Rt Revd Peter Price, the baby-eating Bishop of Bath and Wells, secured time in the House Lords last night for a short debate on the steps that are needed to enhance access … Continue reading
Today, the world’s population is projected to reach 7 billion – that’s the claim made by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in its report last week, The State of World Population 2011. How should we engage with this statistic? … Continue reading
The Bishop of Derby, the Rt Revd Alastair Redfern, has written a challenging opinion piece on why laws must change concerning multinationals and tax havens that appears in this week’s edition of the Church Times. In case you don’t read the … Continue reading
With the Anglican Alliance’s regional consultation in Sao Paulo drawing to a close, it is time to reflect on a question I posed at the start of my visit here, namely what does it mean to be Church in such a … Continue reading
Today, at the start of the Anglican Alliance’s Regional Consultation in Sao Paulo, Sally Keeble, the Alliance’s Director launched the Alliance’s website. This is a significant and exciting moment in the life of this new body. What is striking about … Continue reading