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Central American migrants, moving through Juchitan, Mexico, on the train known as ‘The Beast’ 24


Dawn Foster ‘That it took a priest to condemn the divides which still plague Nothern Ireland was stark’ / 5 Christopher Howse’s Notebook ‘Virtue, like Skegness, often seems to me unnecessarily bracing’ / 7 Joanna Moorhead Across 30 years of journalism the most inspiring people I have met have been ‘ordinary’ / 14


Word from the Cloisters 15 Puzzles 15 Letters 16 The Living Spirit 17 Ethical Kitchen 30 Glimpses of Eden 30

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4 / Still a place apart Following the death of Lyra McKee in Derry, a former diplomat laments that leaders lack the imagination to rise above the old imperatives / BY PAUL MCGRADE

6 / The holy spirit of rebellion Behind the blockades, our home news editor challenges Catholic members of

Extinction Rebellion about the effectiveness of their tactics / BY LIZ DODD

8 / Out of purdah

The author of a new book on women in colonial India portrays the missionaries who discovered the key to unlocking social change / BY KATIE HICKMAN

9 / The future of The Tablet An update on our latest fundraising initiatives from the Chief Executive / BY AMANDA DAVISON-YOUNG

10 / Voices of discontent Parents of boys at English Catholicism’s pre-eminent choir school are urging a reconsideration of new boarding arrangements / BY YSENDA MAXTONE GRAHAM

12 / The Tablet Interview: Xavier Bray The director of the Wallace Collection explains how he hopes to reconnect great art with religious experience / BY PETER STANFORD


23 / The Church in the World / News briefing 24 / Francis’ $500,000 to migrants on Mexico-US border

26 / View from Rome 27 / News from Britain and Ireland / News briefing 28 / Choir school responds in row over boarding changes



A.N. Wilson Crime fiction round-up Mark Lawson Believing in Film: Christianity and Classic European Cinema MARK LE FANU


Exhibition Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic LAURA GASCOIGNE Theatre All My Sons MARK LAWSON Television When I Grow Up; Planet Child LUCY LETHBRIDGE Radio Beyond Belief Podcasts D.J. TAYLOR

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