Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Iran reports Williams' call for moral vision

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

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