Kevin Rudd on the Gospel

Most of us have grown understandably suspicious of politicians and their ‘God-talk’. In this speech (24 mins) given to New College at the University of New South Wales in 2005 Kevin Rudd (who is now Australia’s Prime Minister) outlined his vision of the appropriate relationship between Church and State in Australia. He stresses that while Jesus teaches compassion for the marginal, Catholic social teaching emphasises the proper balance between the rights of organised capital and labour. Whether you’re an Aussie or not, Rudd’s speech is well worth listening to.

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