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Reform Magazine | July 31, 2021

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Editorial: Where does hope come from?

29/06/2021 |

Before the G7 summit in Cornwall in June, religious leaders, as we report in News (pages 5–7), put all the pressure that they could on the politicians involved to achieve constructive agreements to take action on things that matter.

They … Read More

Editorial: Something to say

28/05/2021 |

When I became editor of Reform in 2013, the team and I reworked the design and content of the magazine. The one idea I had that no one went with was dropping the editorial. I figured no one particularly wanted … Read More

Editorial: Embracing stillness

23/04/2021 |

In 2014, Timothy Wilson, a social psychologist at the University of Virginia, got hundreds of students and other volunteers to take part in what he called ‘thinking periods’, for a research project. He asked the participants to sit and think … Read More

Editorial: Sceptics can be true followers

26/03/2021 |

There’s an odd little story at the beginning of John’s Gospel, where a fellow called Nathanael hears about Jesus of Nazereth and makes a rude comment about the town. When they meet, Jesus drily commends Nathanael’s honesty.

‘What?’ says Nathanael. … Read More

Editorial: Every ending is a beginning

01/03/2021 |

I’m not claiming to make a particularly original contribution to the world of spiritual reflection or literary imagination here, but I just stepped out the front door, and saw that yellow crocus buds had emerged through the frozen snow, and … Read More

Editorial: Turning over a new leaf

29/01/2021 |

One of the most disconcerting experiences I’ve had for a while was watching interviews with protesters arriving in Washington on 6 January, Epiphany. These were not the rioters who broke into the Capitol, but peaceful demonstrators in support of President … Read More