I have just mentioned that Archbishop Justin Welby has called the tax justice today, but so he should. In 1984 the Church of England the doctor what might be best called a mission statement. It was entitled ' Five Marks of Mission'. The first three objectives might be said to relate to the work of the Church in promoting its faith but the fourth and fifth interesting, and say that:
The mission of the Church is the mission of Christ:
- To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
- To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth
If these are the core objectives of the Church of England then I would suggest that it has no choice but to support tax justice and a progressive taxation system both here and throughout the world.
It also has no choice but be green.
So why it is news when it actually says so?