Cameron: Religion has role in UK
London - Britain's David Cameron says the UK is experiencing a "slow-motion moral collapse" reflected in England's riots - and that religion must help to offer solutions.
In a rare speech on religion on Friday, Cameron said Christian leaders, and those from other faiths, had a vital role in restoring values of responsibility, hard work, charity and compassion to British society.
Religion is "inherently involved in politics because so many political questions are moral questions", Cameron said, in Oxford in southwest England.
Unlike predecessors Gordon Brown and Tony Blair, Cameron has rarely discussed the role of religion in modern society.
He previously joked his experience of Christian faith was like the signal on a faulty radio, saying "it sort of comes and goes".