The archbishop adapts to survive

Andrew Copson BHA in The Guardian (12 February 2008)

It’s no surprise that Rowan Williams wants other religions to be accorded the same sense of privilege as the Church of England.

Imagine that you are sitting in Lambeth Palace as Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the established church in England. It may not seem an enviable position (even without the fracas of recent days).

Although your church is nominally the national church, most people don’t even get married (pdf) in it any more, hardly anyone comes to your services, most people don’t believe in the doctrines that your church promotes, they’re not religious and a lot of them don’t even believe in god(s) at all.

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