Archbishop: localism more important than ever in tackling Covid

Justin Welby cautions against reliance on central direction to solve challenges during crisis

The archbishop of Canterbury has warned of the dangers of centralisation, saying local networks and communities have become more important than ever during the Covid pandemic.

Many people look instinctively “for central direction in such an acute crisis”, and the government has “determined the daily details of our lives” over recent months, Justin Welby says in an article in the Daily Telegraph written jointly with Sarah Mullally, the bishop of London.

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