by Baroness Caroline Cox, Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART)
Excerpts from her talk at New Wineskins 2010
Strategic, political, militant Islam is I believe the greatest threat to our economic, political, cultural, and spiritual heritage. We have a terrible vacuum in Britain in the lives of young people—the promiscuity, crack and other drugs, boredom, cynicism, and the only role models: pop stars and soccer stars.
Without a vision, the people perish. When there’s a vacuum, it is liable to be filled with alternative ideologies, belief systems, and role models. People in Britain have, to a very great extent, lost our vision. As Bp. Michael Nazir-Ali said, “In Britain, we have lost our soul.” I don’t know if that resonates with any of you from the United States, but certainly, it speaks to our own very secular country.
We’re subjected to aggressive secular humanism, misplaced multiculturalism and extreme relativism. Young people grow up and know nothing about our Christian heritage. Divisions within the churches mean the trumpet is indeed giving an uncertain call…