The Great Partnership—Introduction

Jonathan Sacks

The civilisation of the West is built on highly specific religious foundations, and if we lose them we will lose much that makes life gracious, free and humane. We will, I believe, be unable to sustain the concept of human dignity. We will lose a certain kind of politics, the politics of the common good. We will find ourselves unable to hold on to a shared morality—and morality must be shared if it is to do what it has always done and bind us together into communities of shared principle and value.

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Excerpt of the original publication, The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning. Republished here with thanks.

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