The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowen Williams, created a bit of a storm this week within the UK with his comments about what he feels is the inevitable integration of the UK’s present legal system with a religious and legal system from elsewhere.
Reason? More attention needs to be paid to religious sensitivites of all kinds in the British legal system and that the exisiting British system is unable to adequately deal with the reality of complex societies.
The vast majority of people within the UK have vehemently disagreed with this, some going as far as to call it treason.
But is he not just being a realist? Can two opposing and very different legal and religious systems happily co-exist? Or is it taking diversity too far?