Should politicians 'do God'?

By Simon Barrow
October 22, 2008

Many believers want politicians to talk more about God and faith. Many secularists wish they would stop doing so. But are both missing the point?

Controlling religious and political interests have been manipulating each other for years - but the subversive language of the Gospel (which talks about the last coming first, peacemaking, and the poor being the true test of our ethics) rarely gets a look in whether God or religion are lauded or ignored.

My latest column tackles this issue in the light of the recent research from Theos -

"God bless America? Should Politicians 'Do God'?", with my colleague Jonathan Barley, is taking place this evening (Weds 22 October 2008) at the crypt, St James Clerkenwell from 7pm. Go to: Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0EA.

Keywords:theology | politicians | God
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