Source: BBC News
On September 13, 2006 BBC News reported, "The Archbishop of York has said British Christians should see Muslims as allies in the struggle against secularism. In a speech at York Minster, Dr John Sentamu said British Muslims were not offended by Christianity and preferred it to a secular state... He also said Britain had been damaged by the downgrading of religion and urged political parties to adopt Christian values. He said: 'As a society we are in danger of suffering from collective amnesia when it comes to considering the work of those who have uncovered the purposes of God in our history, and in particular seem to have airbrushed from history the motivation of these social pioneers who have been inspired to act by a passionate and vivid faith in God.'"