On Sunday, I was on BBC 1’s Sunday Morning Live to discuss whether religion should play a bigger role in society: a debate reignited by the publishing of a report by Conservative backbencher, Danny Kruger MP. This report calls for religious groups to be given more of a role in public services such as the NHS, social care, and criminal justice.
My answer was clear. We have a thriving voluntary and community sector in the UK with volunteers and staff coming from all sorts of religious and non-religious people. What should unite volunteers and staff in this them is public service and the needs of service users, not any other agenda.