The Church of England is willing to play its part by selling land and property. Now the government must play its role and stop thinking so short-term, Archbishop Justin Welby and Bishop Graham Tomlin write.
Justin Welby's remarks come as the church's national assembly backed a motion to apologise for racism encountered.
Justin Welby also used his Christmas Day sermon to reflect on the impact of violence at home and abroad, including the London Bridge terror attack last month.
Justin Welby, when asked about the conduct of the royal family, said: "To ask that they be superhuman saints is not what we should do."
The archbishop has expressed regrets and apologies for a massacre by British colonial forces upon hundreds of Indians participating in a demonstration for independence 100 years ago. He also prostrated in prayer at the memorial for the victims.
More than 300 people were killed and 1,200 injured when troops under British command fired into a crowd of protesters in 1919.
Reports had suggested MPs wanting to stop a no-deal Brexit were in talks with Justin Welby.
The country's potential is enormous, but it must end all religious discrimination, persecution of Christians, and fully care for the poor
Leavers and Remainers can "get together and have a chat".
The Church of England invests in Amazon.