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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: Holy Land
This is the first in a series of blogs documenting a week long visit to the Holy Land with the Vatican’s Holy Land Co-ordination Group, 4-10 January 2013. Poor internet connections throughout the trip meant that my reflections could only … Continue reading
In an earlier blog I questioned whether it is possible to hold together a journey though the historical landscape of Jesus and its 21st Century reality? Since arriving in Tel Aviv on Friday, this reluctant pilgrim has visited a number … Continue reading
What do you pack when undertaking a pilgrimage to the Holy Land? Hair shirt or tin hat? As I prepare for a week-long pilgrimage to the Holy Land this question is becoming ever more pressing. As a result I’m feeling … Continue reading
A tough few weeks preparing for General Synod and the inevitable struggle to meet deadlines before the summer recess has meant blogging has taken a back seat. The public’s fixation with News International and the phone hacking scandal has also … Continue reading
The question of religious freedom, or more specifically violence against Christian minorities in predominantly Moslem countries, has featured high on the work agenda since I returned from my Christmas jaunt to Andalucía. Against a rising tide of popular concern, bishops … Continue reading