Gordon Lynch, Michael Ramsey professor of modern theology at the University of Kent and contributor to The Revealer, has a new article at at Open Democracy about Britain’s examination of “values” in the wake of the riots. Here’s a clip:
Convincing moral visions for society cannot be created in ersatz fashion through short-term policy ideas. They are already at hand, woven through the moral significance that is variously given to the nation, nature and humanity in the stories that our society tells about itself. Learning to see where these sacred meanings still move us, as well as the shadow-side of sacred commitments, is another long task for a remoralising society.