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Archbishop’s Book ‘On Rock or Sand’

‘On Rock or Sand’ Book Launch

Thursday 15th January 2015

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu’s book ‘On Rock or Sand?’ is to be published next week with contributions from experts in economic, political, social and religious disciplines, including Lord Adonis, Sir Philip Mawer, Oliver O Donovan, Andrew Sentance and Archbishop Justin Welby.

The book, published by SPCK, is to be launched at an invitation-only event on Tuesday 20 January 2015.  To request a review copy of the book, please contact Claire Maxwell at SPCK at email: or at tel. 0207 592 3959

Andrew Sentance, Julia Unwin and Ruth Fox will speak at the launch about their contributions in the book on economy, poverty and democracy respectively.  Sir Philip Mawer will chair a panel for the Q and A session to follow with both Archbishops and all contributors will be available to sign books.

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu said: “The book addresses crucial questions about the moral principles that undergird the way Britain is governed. It is about building firm foundations for Britain’s future and setting out the essential values we need to build a just, sustainable and compassionate society in which we can all participate and flourish.  We need to rediscover the true meaning of the word economy – it means a household, a community whose members share responsibility for each other.  The giant that must be slayed is income inequality - where some few have far too much and the many have too little.” 

To watch a video of the Archbishop introducing the book:  


‘On Rock Or Sand’ is published by SPCK.  ISBN 978 0281 07174 6.  £9.99


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