Do the managers at St Paul's Cathedral have the stomach to engage in the real world at the crest of a tidal race between people, money and power? asks Bishop Alan Wilson. Or are they just overgrown public schoolboys playing indoor games in their own self-important Tourist Disneyland?
Ekklesia co-director Jonathan Bartley is one of those interviewed outside St Paul's Cathedral for a feature on this morning's BBC Radio 4 'Sunday' programme on religion and belief issues (30 October 2011).
Church leaders have mostly been ducking for cover as the row over Occupy London on the steps of St Paul's has ratcheted up in recent days. The silence from Lambeth Palace until recently has been deafening.
Where would Jesus be in in the current situation involving St Paul's Cathedral and the Occupy London movement? Symon Hill asks: Would he be camping outside in this freezing weather, speaking out against inequality, or inside the religious building, worrying about the revenue from tourists?
A new survey is about to be released concerning the values of those who work in the financial services industry. Giles Fraser, who has resigned as Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral over threats to forcibly evict Occupy anti-corporate greed protesters, says that mutual obligations are a more important guide to financial ethics than trading heavily mediated by technology and less and less reliant on direct human contact.