We – the church – do not always say it well; we do not always say it to the right people; we do not always say it at the right time; we don’t always say it coherently; but we do say it. Honest.
We – the church – are deeply involved and engaged in so many issues in our local and national and international communities, and speak out and act consistently on a wide range of issues. Many of these do not fit the media narrative, so are ignored, culminating in an ironically self-fulfilling prophecy of the church only speaking about certain things, then being criticised for only speaking about certain things… speaking in circles, anyone?
Find out more about what the church actually speaks about here:
Archbishop of Canterbury
Church of England
Joint Public Issues Team (Baptist, Methodists, URC, Church of Scotland)
Theos Think Tank
London Institute for Contemporary Christianity
Archbishop Cranmer/God and Politics
Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East (Canon Andrew White)
Stop the Traffik
This is nowhere near an exhaustive list!