Damian Thompson, not particularly a fan of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and sometimes able to rant on a bit about the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, asked yesterday, August 9th, "London riots: Why the silence from the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Westminster?" I did a quick check this evening (about 4 AM on the 11th in England) and I find nothing yet from the ABC.
There is a prayer from the CofE:
We pray for peace in our communities this day.
We commit to you all who work for peace and an end to tensions,
And those who work to uphold law and justice.
We pray for an end to fear,
For comfort and support to those who suffer.
For calm in our streets and cities,
That people may go about their lives in safety and peace.
In your mercy, hear our prayers,
now and always. Amen
But that is not a response from the Archbishop of Canterbury or the Archbishop of York. There are a variety of efforts, witnesses, and prayers from various bishops in the areas where there have been problems. You can read some of them HERE.
Nothing is heard from the Queen.
The political alignment toward order at any cost is well underway.
What's going on?
Then there is this amazing interview (with unfortunate overlay of the voices of those listening in the background).