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28 JUNE 2008

FEATURES

5 TIM HAMES

‘Mr Mugabe has ruined a nation of immense potential and stolen re-election by violence’

10 PETER STANFORD

‘Them and us. The underclass and the middle class. The gulf isn’t getting any smaller’

18 LISTEN TO THE WORD

19 PARISH PRACTICE

20 NOTEBOOK

21 LETTERS

22 LIVING SPIRIT

23 PUZZLES

BOOKS

2 4 JOHN CASEY

Geoffrey Hill: collected critical writings

Ed. Kenneth Haynes

CHRISTOPHER HOWSE Seeking Meaning and Making Sense and The Church and the World

John Haldane

KATHY WATSON Beijing Coma

Ma Jian

ARTS

28 FEATURE

Lucy Lethbridge ‘Catholics in New York’, Museum of the City of New York

THEATRE

Mark Lawson 2,000 Feet Away

RADIO

D.J. Taylor Fifty Years Before the Masthead

CINEMA

Francine Stock The Narnia Chronicles (Prince Caspian)

TELEVISION

John Morrish Fallout

4 Real letter to real people Nicholas King

A leading scripture scholar begins the first of our series on the writings of the apostle Paul to mark the start of the Pauline Year

6 Too much to bear Victoria Combe

A journalist’s suicide prompts colleagues to reflect on the pressures of reporting religion today and the toll it can take on their faith

7 Our lost children Michael Holman

With society losing its nerve in how to convey values to young people, the Church has a vital role to play in their formation

8 Mellow rebel Paul Vallely

Although tempered by age, Hans Küng remains committed to radical reform of the Catholic Church

11 Home before dark Daniel O’Leary

As well as looking back in advancing age, we can look forward to the homeland to which God calls the faithful to return

■ US INDEPENDENCE DAY 2008: A TABLET SPECIAL REPORT

12 Can Obama do it for Catholics? Michael McGough

There are signs that Catholics may be deserting the Republicans, and the Democrat candidate is making great efforts to woo them

14 Food into fuel tanks Alex Kirby

Land turned over to ethanol production comes at the cost of many impoverished people going hungry

16 Life choices Timothy Lavin

A programme pioneered in the US could help teenage girls in Britain who want to keep their babies instead of seeking abortions

32 CHURCH IN THE WORLD

Anglican conservatives say “second reformation” is already under way

37 BRITAIN AND IRELAND

End of an era for Irish education

40 OBITUARY

The Very Revd Professor Henry Chadwick

COVER ILLUSTRATION: JOE CUMMINGS

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