The morality of the state, the ethics of bishops

By Jonathan Bartley
April 25, 2007

Radio 4I see that the Archbishop of Canterbury devoted an entire lecture last night to the morality and ethics of the state.

He made some stimulating points about the limitations of democracy, and the importance of an independent moral voice.

He then appeared to defend the unjust and undemocratic place of bishops in the House of Lords.

I wonder if the C of E will ever see the contradictions that are staring it right between the eyes?

If you want to read the speech it is on Rowan's website - see Wilberforce Lecture. I've always loved the message on the home page, too: "Click anywhere to enter"

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