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Islam, sharia and English law

The debate about sharia poses bigger questions about law and society

By Rowan Williams   July 2013

Can the state partner with religious bodies in matters of law? © Brian

Question to Archbishop Williams: Must we accommodate Islam or not, as Christians?

Archbishop: Must we accommodate Islam or not as Christians? Must I love my Muslim neighbour? Yes, without qualification or hesitation. Must I pretend to my Muslim neighbour that I do not believe my own faith? No, without hesitation or qualification. Must I as a citizen in a plural society work for ways of living constructively, rather than tensely or suspiciously with my…

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