The bishops of the Church of England stirred things up on the political scene with a call for "a fresh moral vision of the kind of country we want to be".
The call is directed at our politicians to seek bold new visions of hope and idealism rather than "sterile arguments about who might manage the existing system best."
But the letter is far from a mere criticism of the current political process. It encourages us all to be more involved in the choices that affect the lives of our neighbours and ourselves. With a general election just a few weeks away, the Church of England is urging us to vote for the common good and not just selfish interests.
Announcement by the Church of England
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