Giles Fraser

Giles Fraser

Giles Fraser

 

More art. More prayer. More holidays

Giles Fraser

The headlines were grabbed by the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams's attack on United States foreign policy. But the deeper point, widely missed, was his attack on Western modernity in general. "There is something about Western modernity which really does eat away at the soul," he said in an interview with the Muslim magazine, Emel, late last year.

More art. More prayer. More holidays

Giles Fraser

The headlines were grabbed by the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams's attack on United States foreign policy. But the deeper point, widely missed, was his attack on Western modernity in general. "There is something about Western modernity which really does eat away at the soul," he said in an interview with the Muslim magazine, Emel, late last year.

Face to faith

Giles Fraser

The American civil war began with the secession of South Carolina from the United States. They left to defend their "right" not to have a liberal agenda imposed on them by campaigning progressives from the north. Interfering do-gooders weren't going to force proudly independent southerners to accept that slavery was wicked. Parallels with the escalating crisis within American Anglicanism are now being drawn, writes Giles Fraser.

Not faith, but fanaticism

Giles Fraser

The college head thinks 95% of us are going to burn in hell. His new deputy believes it's wrong for women to teach men. Insiders are complaining about an "openly homophobic" atmosphere. A third of the academic staff have resigned. Others are unwilling to speak openly because they fear disciplinary action.