A2 Beliefs: The C of E send another letter…

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Once again, the archbishops of Canterbury and York have sent a letter to its priests to share with their congregations which urges them:

“to set aside apathy and cynicism and to participate, and encourage others to do the same. At a practical level that could mean putting on a hustings event for candidates, volunteering for a candidate, or simply making sure to vote on Thursday 8th June”.

The letter could be used as an excellent example of how religion can encourage social change because it is encouraging British people to support the an “an outward looking and generous country” in addition to other progressive ideas.

Here is the letter: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/06/church-of-england-set-aside-apathy-general-election-archbishops-letter?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Email

 

A2 Sociology: Beliefs in Society 

The following article discusses whether or not the C of E should get involved in politics: http://gu.com/p/475km

In class we have been discussing the role of the ‘church’ in relation to social change and it seems that in the UK, rather than encouraging conservativism, the C of E often is keen to challenge the status quo.

Also, don’t forget that Shiner argues that when the church gets involved in political matters it is a sign of secularisation. Check the PowerPoint for further clarification.