Category Archives: Ecumenism

Ukraine: A crisis of Europe’s own making?


I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been taken back by the speed with which events in Ukraine have unfolded.  Rather than risking whatever credibility I have as an analyst in predicting how this crisis is going to … Continue reading

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Being Foreign Secretary for the day – preventing another Houla?


Our response to the grotesque massacre in Houla, Syria, suggests a despairing awareness that short of military intervention, which no one wants, there is little we can do to resolve the emerging sectarian civil war. My own view is that while an … Continue reading

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Rethinking our power and influence in a network centred world


William Hague is due to arrive in Moscow today to discuss the civilian massacres in Syria with the country’s closest Security Council ally. At the same time the UN Security Council has convened an emergency session to discuss what the … Continue reading

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Europe and its future(s)


Ecumenical visits to Helsinki, Finland and then to Novi Saad, Serbia, followed by the debate on the Queen’s Speech has meant there has been little time to blog. There has certainly been no shortage of issues to write about –Chicago … Continue reading

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CEC 2030


Tuesday’s industrial action by French train drivers made my journey to Strasbourg a more complicated, but no less pleasant affair. There really is no other way to travel in Europe. The protracted eight hour journey from London Kings Cross provided … Continue reading

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Prague Reflections on The Future of European Ecumenism


For the last two days I’ve been in Prague helping to deliver an interim report to the Conference of European Churches’ Central Committee on the work of the Revision Working Group (RWG). Try and stay awake now. For those who … Continue reading

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Don’t Blame it all on the Germans


It has been a pretty hectic few months at work with a disorienting amount of European travel required to attend a series of political and ecumenical meetings in Brussels and Geneva. Blogging, I’m afraid, has taken something of a back … Continue reading

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