Morally Enterprising Communities

“Our religious traditions are an extraordinarily powerful moral resource. Not as a source of universal truth, because we live in a Babel of many truths. But at the fundamental level of creating communities built on a moral vision, and in educating us to collective pursuit of the good. Forming communities of meaning is religion’s peculiar power. And it is in communities that the moral enterprise begins.”

Reith Lectures: The Demoralisation of Discourse (Lecture Two), 1990