Comments: House of Lords Reform and the Church of England

I am an Anglican but I also attend the large mosque in Whitechapel (East London Mosque) and see the community, the work and the faith going on there.

Therefore, as the faith community in Whitechapel is largely from one of the most deprived areas in the UK (child poverty between 50 and 70%) and considering the reality of over 50% higher unemployment rates among Muslims than Christians in this country, my interest and question about House of Lords reform is this:

Should there not be just as much representation for Islam (proportionate to practising attenders) as there is for the Church of England?

We live in a shared society, and if we want all ethnic groups to buy into it, it must be seen to be just.

The disproportionate influence of *one* religious group in Parliament is at odds with the kind of society I believe in. It sends all the wrong signals.

Posted by Susannah Clark at Tuesday, 24 April 2012 at 1:29am BST
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