Church would benefit from embracing plurality rather than seeking advantage over others

Simon BarrowChristian think tank Ekklesia has welcomed today’s discussion in the House of Lords on the position and rights of the non-religious in Britain today, saying that in a post-Christendom era the churches’ message would benefit from embracing plurality rather than seeking advantage over others.Commented Ekklesia co-director Simon Barrow (pictured): “The churches in this country have historically been privileged through things like Establishment, bishops in the Lords, tax breaks, legislative exemptions and state funding for their schools. But the Gospel message is about equality not privilege, neighbourly love not self-interest. We should not be afraid of an honest debate about fairness in public life.” Read press release

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