The right to comment

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I thought this comment from the Church of England website today was powerful, especially in the light of political reaction to the Bishop's letter to parishes today:

The letter defends the right of the Church to enter into the political arena: "It is not possible to separate the way a person perceives his or her place in the created order from their beliefs, religious or otherwise, about how the world's affairs ought to be arranged. The claim that religion and political life must be kept separate is, in any case, frequently disingenuous - most politicians and pundits are happy enough for the churches to speak on political issues so long as the church agrees with their particular line."

Two comments occur to me.

First those neoliberal economists who claim to be objective in their work should take note.

Second, substitute charity for Church and I think the same should and does apply. But there are those who seek to deny it.