Campaigning for justice about the fair sharing of UK land with all UK citizens is difficult for Christians when the Church of England is a culprit
You might have seen a letter from a Dr Neil J Young in The Guardian this morning replying to mine of the 2nd August. I am showing below my reply offered for publication.
In the general scheme of campaigning an averse reaction is welcome because it keeps the debate going.
Rev Paul Nicolson
Taxpayers Against Poverty
Pennsylvania, United States
Power has been abused. Government policy since the “big bang” in the 1980s has provided huge unearned and untaxed increases in the value of land for the private benefit of land owners, landlords, national and international developers. Land has been moved further and further away from serving the common good to the detriment of the health and wellbeing of low income tenants. The Church of England as a landowner is among the powerful beneficiaries of that injustice. The Archbishop has stated that “It’s a time for a radical look at what enables people to live in communities, to build relationships.” In particular it is time for the fair sharing of land in the UK; time for that sharing to be seen as essential for the establishment of secure communities for all.
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