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A flourishing, morally credible media is a vital component in the maintenance of genuinely public talk, argument about common good.
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A lot of human cultures have a very structured idea of the process of human ageing.
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A public is a necessary fiction.
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Actual human discourse happens within a number of contexts, not in some sort of unified public forum.
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Actual human learning about most things that matter happens in overlapping sets of relations and conversations.
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And when the world is created, it is created in such a way that those eternal objects of God's loving wisdom become actualities - interacting with one another, relating to God in the finite realm.
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As the gospels present it to us, the mission of Jesus of Nazareth is about the way in which the community of God's people - historically, the Jewish people who had first received the law and the covenant - is being re-created in relation to Jesus himself.
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Bad human communication leaves us less room to grow.
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Christian belief takes as fundamental the idea that humans are created for communication; they are gifted with language.
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Christian teaching about sex is not a set of isolated prohibitions; it is an integral part of what the Bible has to say about living in such a way that our lives communicate the character of God.
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Christianity and Islam alike have a long tradition of commending almsgiving, the practice of simple instinctive generosity to the poor.
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Christians should emphatically be campaigning for justice for the poor - but the Church is not a campaign.
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Economists are coming to acknowledge that measures of national wealth and poverty in terms strictly of average income tell you little that is significant of the health or viability of a society.
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Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality, not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality.
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If you think of intersecting circles, holy wisdom is that point at which the realities meet, overlap, intersect, interpenetrate.
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In a spiritually sensitive culture, then, it might well be that age is something to be admired or envied.
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In human life generally, information, significant and otherwise, is shared in such overlapping networks, and absorbed at different levels over time.
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In loving his own productive, generative, generous love, God loves all those ways in which that love can be realised in creation.
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In sharp contrast to the idea that this stage of life is enviable, we hear high levels of anxiety about getting old, anxieties about health, mobility, access to facilities, simple routine care and attention.
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In the context of interfaith encounter, we need to bring to the surface how our actual beliefs shape what we do - not simply to agree that kindness is better than cruelty.
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Incidentally, one of the most worrying problems in the impact of Western modernity on traditional culture is that it quite rapidly communicates its own indifference or anxiety or even hostility about age and ageing.
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It is impossible to deny that Christians and Muslims have a common agenda here: both faiths have at their heart the living image of a community raised up by God's call to reveal to the world what God's purpose is for humanity.
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Keeping our eyes on journey's end is what we need - the place where we see at last the world that is greater than the world, the new creation that cannot be contained in present thought or social order or piety.
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Marriage has a unique place because it speaks of an absolute faithfulness, a covenant between radically different persons, male and female; and so it echoes the absolute covenant of God with his chosen, a covenant between radically different partners.
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More perhaps than any war for centuries, the conflict that ended sixty years ago had for us in Britain the clear character of a moral struggle.
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Not much is to be gained simply by religious groups and religious leaders repeating slogans about the costs and evils of globalisation.
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Now the more we live and speak - this week and every week - as Church in this sense, the more we shall have to say to the real world.
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One of the most powerful defences the media can offer for controversial actions is, of course, public interest.
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Serving democracy and nourishing the common good is, for the media, something that requires not only attacking corrupt secrecies in a society, but also defending non-corrupt communication.
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So every creative act strives to attain an absolute status; it longs to create a world of beauty to triumph over chaos and convert it to order.
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St Paul, in his second letter to Corinth, spells this out further in the important eighth and ninth chapters, where he urges some of the Christian communities to be generous to others so that they may also have the chance to be generous in return.
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The answer was that in Burundi, having a clean bill of health has taken on a very particular meaning: unless and until you have paid for your hospital treatment, you simply can't leave, you are in effect a captive.
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The Church exists to connect people at the level of their hunger for a new world.
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The Church is the new creation, it is life and joy, it is the sacramental fellowship in which we share the ultimate purpose of God, made real for us now in our hearing the Word and sharing the Sacrament.
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The community in tune with God's will is one in which all have a role that is in some sense creative, positive.
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The mode, the rhythm, call it what you will, of divine life, becomes the wellspring, the central energy of created life also.
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The trouble with plenty of talk in and around the G8 summit was that it created an abstraction - the Problem of Poverty in Africa.
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The twentieth century may tell us that we have nothing to be complacent about in the recent history of humankind; but it also tells us that there is nothing inevitable about tyranny.
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The world's creation has a beginning from the world's point of view, not from God's.
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To be a Christian is to believe we are commanded and authorised to say certain things to the world; to say things that will make disciples of all nations.
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To conclude: good journalism is one of the models of good conversation and communication in the wider social context.
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To help the poor to a capacity for action and liberty is something essential for one's own health as well as theirs: there is a needful gift they have to offer which cannot be offered so long as they are confined by poverty.
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Well, today, the diocese is more than ever a microcosm.
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