Friday, 8 December 2006

Williams weighs in

The BBC reports on Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams' Times Higher Education supplement (not online) article on suppression of CUs in universities. His article was called, in a rather Anglican reserved but fair way, "It is not a crime to hold traditional values." In it he said, "The danger in issuing sanctions against a body whose views you disapprove of is that it looks like a fear of open argument." Richard Cunningham had made much the same point in his article in the Guardian, but sadly more people listen to Rowan Williams - well, when he says something understandable by non PhDs anyway. Of course, Mr Williams does not say he agrees with or supports the CUs' beliefs, but he at least has spoken out that they have a right to express 'traditional values'. Read the rest of the BBC report here

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