God & Politics

This page contains links to recent speeches and articles by current and past Lords Spiritual on religion and politics.

Archbishop Justin's sermon for the Queen's coronation 60th anniversary

The Archbishop of Canterbury said today that the Queen's coronation in 1953, and her public service ever since, symbolise "the very nature of being British (4/06/2013)


Archbishop Church StateSovereignty, Democracy, Justice - Magna Carta Lecture

The Archbishop of Canterbury in marking the forthcoming 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015, was invited to give the Magna Carta Lecture at Royal holloway university of London (15/06/12).

The Archbishop considers the question of where good government finds its legitimacy


Is There A Place For Bishops In A Modern Parliament? Bp Leicester

The Bishop of Leicester gave the Derek Hole Lecture at
De Montfort University (29/02/2012)

The Bishop spoke about the role of the Church in the consitution.


Bp LeicesterThis is not the time to build a secular state

The Bishop of Leicester wrote an article in the 'Leicestershire News' about the role of expressions of public faith in the UK.



Archbishop gives evidence to Joint Committee Archbishop Lords Reform
on House of Lords Reform

The Archbishop of Canterbury gave evidence in person to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Government's Draft Bill on House of Lords Reform.



ArchbishopsArchbishops question case for elected House of Lords

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York question the rationale for a wholly or mainly elected House of Lords in their submission to Parliamentary (11/11/11)


Archbishop Church StateRelations between the Church and state today:
What is the role of the Christian citizen?

An address given by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, at Manchester University, during a joint visit to the city of Manchester with the Archbishop of York. (1/03/2011)


archbishop.jpg Service for the New Parliament -

Sermon delivered in St. Margaret's, Westminster by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, to an audience of Peers and newly elected MPs, shortly after the May 2010 General Election.



bathwells.jpg'Too Much Law' Leads to Suspicion and Fear -

A sermon from the Bishop of Bath & Wells, Rt Rev Peter Price, at the Annual Legal Service in Wells Cathedral (21/03/10)






liverpool.jpgChurch and Politics: "My kingdom is not of this world" Really? -

The Bishop of Liverpool, Rt Rev James Jones, gives the St Wilfid Lecture at Ripon Cathedral (18/02/10)





durham.jpgGod and Government -

A lecture on faith and politics by the Rt Revd Tom Wright, former Bishop of Durham, delivered in Westminster as part of the Theos / Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (KLICE) project on God and Government (10/02/10).




sentamu.jpgGracious Magnanimity Vs Tolerance -

Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, delivers the Inaugural City of Peace Lecture at Newcastle City Council (3/02/10).






Bishop Tim

'Evict the Bishops'?

The Rt Revd Tim Stevens, Bishop of Leicester and Convenor of the Lords Spiritual, debates the future of the bishops in the House of Lords in a Westminster event hosted by the Labour Humanists (27/01/10).






durham.jpg The Constitution
The Rt Revd Tom Wright, Bishop of Durham gave a sermon on the subject of the constitution. (11/06/09)

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