Reform Magazine–An interview with Archbishop John Sentamu: When the toe hurts

What do you say to those who tell the church to keep out of politics?
I think we should all have a concern for our country. We should want what is best for the common good ”“ and there is absolutely nothing wrong with articulating that in the public sphere. If you do not speak up then all that happens is that someone else will speak for you.

When we see injustice or bad policy being made, we have a duty to speak up. I don’t agree that Christians should stay out of politics. We should be as rigorous as anyone else, and feel able to make suggestions on how to improve difficult situations.

Is it right that some bankers gambled with our nation’s economy in a gambling casino culture? No. Is it right that we should say something about this? Yes. Why ever not?

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