Sunday, September 13, 2009
The Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali said that the rejection of Christian values is having a damaging effect on the country.
Speaking at his farewell service, he expressed particular concern at the breakdown of the family and at growing calls for the legalisation of assisted suicide.
Although he is stepping down as bishop, he vowed to continue to speak out on important issues and to fight for a return to Christian principles.
“I believe that the Christian faith is necessary for the life of our country,” he said.
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“We need to get away from the constant making of moral decisions by opinion poll.
“We are facing a crisis about affirming the dignity of human purpose.
“It may be at the earliest stage of life or as we are hearing more and more, at the later stages of life.”
He added: “It is obvious to many people that the weakening of family life is responsible for what we face on our streets, in our classrooms and in homes.
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