Tuesday 27 March 2012

The Archbishop of Canterbury

The Church of England has revealed plans to use Twitter as a tool to help select Dr Rowan Williams' successor as the next Archbishop of Canterbury. Good for them.

I'd like to propose Rabbi Julia Neuburger, also known as Baroness Neuburger. There's a number of good reasons why she'd be a good choice.

1. She's already in the House of Lords, so it would economise on salaries (and expenses).
2. It would be a big ecumenical step forward.
3. It would help gender equality in the upper levels of the Church; currently, there's only one senior female church leader, the Head of the Church of England.
4. It would increase diversity in the church hierarchy; currently there are very few jews at a senior level. Apart from the one right at the top, of course.

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