Quote: ‘I believe the Church of England has a unique opportunity to help shape the future of our communities. But to do so it must keep on the agenda that speaks to the whole country.’
At an event to mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible, he said: ‘We are a Christian country and we should not be afraid to say so.
'The Bible has helped to give Britain a set of values and morals which make Britain what it is today. Values and morals we should actively stand up and defend.
‘Whether you look at the riots last summer, the financial crash and the expenses scandal or the on-going terrorist threat from Islamic fundamentalists around the world, one thing is clear, moral neutrality or passive tolerance just isn’t going to cut it any more.
Continue reading: Speak up for Christianity
Further reading: Christianity the Hope for our Nation