Religion: Anglicans and the Bomb

General Synod gives cautious approval to nuclear deterrence

"This debate is about the end of the world and about how we may best delay it." So said Stuart Blanch, the Archbishop of York, last week as the Church of England became the latest denomination to struggle with the morality of nuclear deterrence. British clergy judged the General Synod's deliberations to be the church's most important debate on public policy since World War II. The meeting occurred in Church House, adjacent to Westminster Abbey, where Parliament met in 1941 after German bombers had damaged the House...

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