Category Archives: churches

Sacrifices, ancient and modern

We like to think we live in such settled, civilised and rational times.  It wasn’t so long ago though  – up to  the 19th Century – that farmers feared the effect of evil spirits on their  livestock and made Land … Continue reading

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Self-willed Land and the Conservation Prison

This morning, I enjoyed once again reading George Monbiot on what’s wrong with UK nature conservation – this time on Martin Harper’s blog. George as you would expect barred no holds, and laid into RSPB for culling buzzards, and promoting … Continue reading

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All creatures great and smelly

A fundamental question that conservation keeps returning to is share or spare? Should we create spaces where nature is predominant – for example, nature reserves and at the extreme end “self willed” land. Or should we promote a harmonious interplay … Continue reading

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