I am a layman in the Church of England. I love the Church of England: it has its good side that is very good, with some of the most passionate and compassionate people I know. But I oppose what the House of Bishops is now trying to do to the Church in the interests of "growth": importing crass and world-denying "Evangelical" theology from North America that fails to accept what century we are living in, and fails even to acknowledge the formidable moral and global challenges unique to our times.

Click on the graphic above to see my counter report to a recent report (February 2017) by the "Archbishop's Council".




I am a member of the Green Party of England and Wales, and, like all my colleagues, I am passionately opposed to "Fracking", and the UK Government's plans for all-out fracking of England. (Scotland, where there seems to be less Selfservatism and a better national sense of care for all communities, has banned fracking on health grounds, as has New York State, the very place where the fracking method was invented, patented and licensed.) Here is my paper on the subject, based on my professional experience in the life sciences:


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