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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: Faith Based Development
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
What can one say about Andrew Mitchell’s address to General Synod? Let’s take the question of style first. This was a very business like performance. There was none of the rabble rousing rhetoric used by Secretary of State’s of old. … Continue reading
Andrew Mitchell, the Secretary of State for International Development, is due to address the General Synod, the Church’s Parliament, later this afternoon on the topic of Internationalising the Big Society. This could prove interesting given that Dame Elisabeth Hoodless, the … 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
A colleague and I are catching the sleeper – separate berths I should stress – to Glasgow tonight for a meeting tomorrow with Department for International Development officials ahead of Andrew Mitchell’s speech to the General Synod next month. This is a long way to … Continue reading