Ekklesia tells Canterbury to “turn the other cheek”
Christian think-tank Ekklesia have called on Canterbury Cathedral to withdraw its calls to censor a computer game. The game, called War on Terror, features the Cathedral as a backddrop to one of its battle scenes.
A letter to the Canterbury Dean and Chapter says:
Our thought is that the situation can still be turned round to positive effect. Would it be too daring to suggest that now might be a good time for St Michael’s chapel to be re-branded the ‘peacemakers’ chapel’, using the words of Jesus, instead of the ‘warriors’ chapel’ – which has rather less Gospel warrant?
Perhaps it would also be an appropriate site for a small exhibition on non-violence and conflict transformation. This would fit well with the Cathedral’s daily practice of ringing the HMS Canterbury bell in memory of those in the armed services who died in the last two world wars – an idea which could also be extended to remember all victims of war.