Our views

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Christian contributions to public debate

Our Views

The Christian faith is about a vision for society as well as individuals – it’s about how we can live well in all our relationships and communities. In a world where many visions for humanity compete for our attention, the Church asks: what do the great questions of our age, national and local, look like if you view them through the prism of the gospel?
But seek the welfare of the city… for in its welfare you will find your welfare Jeremiah 29: 7
At national level, the Church of England responds to consultations on many issues, which may be initiated by Government departments, professional bodies or other institutions. The General Synod may call for a debate, and papers, on an issue arising from the pastoral experience of the church at local level. And the bishops may intervene in national debates, including through their presence in the House of Lords.
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The environment and climate change

Our stewardship of God’s creation on a fragile planet.

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Gambling and Addiction

With support, addictive behaviour need not ruin people’s lives

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Justice, Prisons and the Law

What do justice and mercy mean in today’s context?