Signs of the Times

A Letter to the Editor by Chief Rabbi I. Jakobovits
in The Times London, England

The current public debate on the role of the B.B.C. in portraying the variegated patterns of our national life and thought might well be broadened beyond the confines of politics to include the treatment of religion in general and the presentation of religious minorities in particular.

In an age when the very stability of society is threatened by violence and vice, and when the spectacular advances in science and technology have confronted us with new moral challenges of the greatest complexity, . . . the projection in depth of religious values and experiences may well be of supreme significance in determining the nation's character, ideals and security. The voice of religion . . . ought to be skilfully amplified as a potent and sophisticated catalyst of thought, adding a spiritual dimension to all our national debates, and effectively strengthening the respect for human life, dignity, labour, learning and moral virtue.

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September 13, 1969

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