Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams on Tuesday defended the right of the citizen to call the state to account for its actions and called for a moral vision to be at the heart of politics.
If people still believe in the notion of a 'moral state,' the state cannot be left to decide for itself what is moral, the spiritual head of the Church of England warned.
"The modern state needs a robust independent tradition of moral perception with which to engage. Left to itself, it cannot generate the self-critical energy that brings about change -- change, that is, for the sake of some positive human ideal," he said. Read more