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The Prayer of Arthur Burns

Arthur E Burns was an American economist whose career was spent across academia and government. For most of the 1970s he was the chairman of the United States Federal Reserve. During this time he participated in a prayer group that gathered regularly in the White House. It included politicians and senior officials from across the […]

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Desmond Tutu

In May 2001 journalist Giles Brandeth interviewed South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu. It was a powerful experience for Brandeth, for Desmond Tutu was suffering from prostate cancer and there was a real chance this might be the last interview he would ever give. What might Tutu want to talk about? Perhaps the amazing transformation […]

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Under the Gaze of Christ

Have you ever driven by a highly polluted area and wondered what can be done to stop people dumping their rubbish? At the turn of the Millennium Peru city authorities tried a novel approach. Some of the streets in the capital city were scarred by terrible littering – people even stopping to urinate in the […]

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Anyone for a Bible Bar?

Feeling peckish? Why not try a “Bible Bar”, produced by a US nutritional company called Logia. Foods of the Bible. The company was founded on the premise that the bible outlines God’s plan for good nutrition. Logia points out that “over 50 different foods are mentioned in the Scriptures – mostly all of them in a very positive […]