BBC NEWS | Politics | Ministers ‘ignoring Church role’
The church is upset about being ignored. Oh dear. I shall keep my sarcasm to myself, but it is amusing.
A report commissioned by the Church of England will accuse the government of marginalising the Church.
The report – by the Von Hugel Institute in Cambridge – will say ministers are failing to understand the Church’s role in providing social services.
It will also accuse them of favouring Islam and other religions, and paying only “lip service” to Christianity.
In addition, The Telegraph has been running a “Save our Churches” petition. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop of Westminster, says,
I approve of this campaign – it is important that we all support churches in this country as places of prayer for the benefit of the entire community.