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08 March 2018 | by Ruth Kelly

The Archbishop of Canterbury believes now is the time for a 'reshaping of national purpose'


The Archbishop of Canterbury believes now is the time for a 'reshaping of national purpose'

 

It is heartening to see the influence of Catholic Social Teaching ripple across faith and non-faith communities. In recent years, proponents of this rich tradition have informed the moderate left strand of Labour thinking described as “Blue Labour”, and now we have a contribution to the debate from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. His highly ambitious work, which draws extensively on Catholic Social Teaching, attempts to “reimagine” Britain in a post-Brexit world, arguing that now is the time for a deliberate “reshaping of national purpose”, as happened in 1945.





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