Tag Archives: Catherine Ashton

Brief a Bishop: Egypt


Next Friday, 1 April, Peers will spend the whole day debating recent events in Libya and the wider Middle East.  It is my job to ensure that those bishops taking part in this debate are properly briefed.  Whether they use that briefing … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom and the EU


Writing about Europe can seriously damage your blog stats. The exception is if you write about the EU and its reluctance to robustly defend the persecuted Church in the Middle East, in which case your stats rise significantly. Well, that … Continue reading

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The EU and Religious Freedom


The Daily Telegraph ran a story today on the question of religious freedom in the Middle East and the failure of EU foreign ministers to condemn the sectarian attacks over the Christmas period that targeted Christians in Iraq and Egypt. … Continue reading

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Time for a Reality Check – What Might a One State Solution Look Like?


Last Wednesday the Obama administration recognised publicly that attempts to bribe the Israeli government into agreeing a 90-day settlement freeze to resume talks with Palestinians had failed. So, one week on where do we go from here?   Should we follow … Continue reading

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