This page contains links to recent
speeches and articles by current and past Lords Spiritual on
religion and politics.
Sovereignty, Democracy, Justice - Magna Carta
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?
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.
This is not the time to build a secular
The Bishop of Leicester wrote an
article in the 'Leicestershire News' about the role of expressions
of public faith in the UK.
evidence to Joint Committee
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.
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)
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.
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.
'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
Church 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)
God 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
Gracious Magnanimity Vs Tolerance -
Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, delivers the Inaugural City
of Peace Lecture at Newcastle City Council (3/02/10).
'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
The Rt Revd Tom Wright, Bishop of Durham gave a sermon on the
subject of the constitution. (11/06/09)