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Contents October 2021

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FROM GUNS TO GOD A JOURNEY TO FAITH AFTER A LIFE OF CRIME

PLUS

Conversion therapy John Knox Singleness

A GOOD QUESTION Is Christianity woke?

MY CHILDHOOD as an alien

CLIMATE Church acts

Cover design Chris Andrews

‘I fell head over heels in love with Jesus’

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‘The wrongness of this world is made right’

FEATURES

8 Climate Sunday David Coleman reports from Glasgow Cathedral

9 Cathedral protest Valerie King describes her arrest in St Paul’s Cathedral

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Up from the streets Claud Jackson talks to Stephen Tomkins about crime and Jesus

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A good question: Is Christianity woke One question, four answers

25 Any Earthly Use Can the church tackle climate change? asks Andy Atkins

27 Knox’s graven image Peter Stanford on Scotland’s iconoclastic reformer

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My childhood as an alien Alex Clare-Young’s childhood in a body that felt like an enemy

31 Meals for the neighbourhood Serving food in Wolverhampton

32 Celebrating 50 together Anticipating the URC’s 50th

COLUMNS

16 Chapter & verse Emmanuel Frimpong hears Jesus’s call

17 Sarah Moore Church can be a lonely place for a single person

18 I am... A survivor of conversion therapy looks back

19 Here & now Jo Harris celebrates the healing power of music

23 On the pilgrim way Sheila Maxey on the challenge of living in the present

38 Do stay for tea and coffee Paul Kerensa gets a surprising new job

REGULARS

4 Editorial 5 News 10 Letters 11 Art in focus Refugee by Kate Green 34 Classified adverts 35 Film review 36 Book reviews 39 Reform crossword

‘Digest’, containing news about the life and work of the United Reformed Church, is available with this issue

‘Imagine constantly feeling naked’

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