The Archbishop of Canterbury comments on the American presidential election

“It’s been an amazing demonstration of the vitality of the democratic process. A record turnout. And the sense therefore that the issues in the election, the issues about the outgoing American administration, have actually stirred the moral imagination of the United States perhaps in ways that people didn’t expect.

Given the sort of turnout that we have in British elections it would be quite nice to have an election that one of these days stirred the moral imagination to that extent here.”

Rowan Willams,
Archbishop of Canterbury

You can hear Rowan William’s remarks as he answers Ruth Gledhill’s question following his William Temple Foundation address at St. James Picadilly last night by clicking below:

http://timescolumns.typepad.com/gledhill/files/R09_0032.MP3

Read all of Ruth Gledhill’s article here. Thanks, Ruth!