Visitors Now:
Total Visits:
Total Stories:
Profile image
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

Wow! Common Sense Coming From The Church Of England

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 0:47
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

I find this amazing given that is comes from the very liberal Church of England. The Archbishop of Canterbury,

mobilising_faith_communities_in_ending_sexual_violence_in_conflict_15862086073

the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England, the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury, has apparently had a come to Jesus moment regarding Islam.

If we treat religiously motivated violence solely as a security issue, or a political issue, then it will be incredibly difficult – probably impossible – to overcome it,” he said recently. “A theological voice needs to be part of the response, and we should not be bashful in offering that.

This requires a move away from the argument that has become increasingly popular, which is to say that ISIS is ‘nothing to do with Islam,’ or that Christian militia in the Central African Republican are nothing to do with Christianity, or Hindu nationalist persecution of Christians in South India is nothing to do with Hinduism.

Until religious leaders stand up and take responsibility for the actions of those who do things in the name of their religion, we will see no resolution.

This is, to my mind, good news. Sadly it is rare to see a top Christian religious figure so grounded in reality and speaking of Islam with common sense instead of mouthing the “religion of peace” party line. Now, if only we could get the damn politicians on board.

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.