House of Lords

Protecting and representing the interests of future generations in policy making

The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Steven Croft, spoke in a debate in the House of Lords this afternoon about protecting and representing the interests of future generations in policy making. Bishop Steven spoke on climate chaos, the rise of…

A moment of jeopardy

The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Steven Croft, spoke in the House of Lords yesterday as the House debated Further discussions with the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. "My Lords, I always rise to speak…

The only way is Ethics

Developing Artificial Intelligence in the UK   For the past year, I’ve been a member of the House of Lord’s Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence. The Committee of 13 members received 223 pieces of written evidence and took…

The importance of education

The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Steven Croft, spoke in the House of Lords today on the role of education in building a flourishing and skilled society. The debate was proposed by the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. --- "My…

Supporting families is much too important to be left to government

THE Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Steven Croft, has welcomed the Manifesto to Strengthen Families. In a speech to the House of Lords on Thursday November 2nd, he said: "My Lords I warmly welcome this report. I like it more each time I…

A week in the House of Lords

In case anyone might be wondering what bishops do in the House of Lords, here’s a summary of my week. I was then "duty bishop" from 5-10 March 2017. We each do a couple of weeks of duty a year and then serve as we can in various ways. Our…
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Speech on Sustainable Development Goals

My Lords, May I from these benches warmly welcome the Sustainable Development Goals and the government’s commitment to them. Like others I was initially somewhat sceptical about a document which contains 17 goals and 169 targets.  These…