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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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Tag Archives: Anglican Alliance
The Bishop of Exeter, the Rt Revd Michael Langrish has written a challenging opinion piece on food security that appears in this week’s edition of the Church Times. In case you don’t read the Church Times or miss this week’s edition … 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
I’m flying to Sao Paulo, Brazil, later today for a week-long regional consultation on climate change organised by the Anglican Alliance for Relief, Development and Advocacy. Having helped to set up the Alliance I’m looking forward to seeing the Alliance in … Continue reading
The week before last I blogged on the Anglican Alliance’s efforts to mobilise pressure ahead of last week’s G20 Agriculture Minister’s meeting. As part of that effort the Bishop of Exeter wrote to Caroline Spelman, the Secretary of State at … Continue reading
A frequent complaint levelled at the Church is that it is a rather slow, cumbersome and antiquated body out of touch with the concerns of ordinary citizens. The Archbishop of Canterbury’s recent editorial in the New Statesmen paints a rather … Continue reading
Yesterday’s meeting with the DfID’s Civil Society Department in East Kilbride was a positive if tiring affair. The professionalism of staff was self-evident as was their willingness to engage in a frank conversation about the potential for collaboration around the faith … Continue reading
Today’s edition of The Times carried a fascinating article from the religious correspondent, Ruth Gledhill, on this week’s Primates meeting in Dublin. Attached to the bottom of the two page spread was a brief paragraph on the Anglican Alliance. I can’t comment … Continue reading