Rowan’s reminder

rowanThe Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams was interviewed on the BBC R4 Today programme this morning, explaining why world leaders attending the G20 summit in London this week should not forget their promises to the world’s poorest.  He called upon world leaders to think about  the most sensible way to run the economy and our enviornnment, believing that we have become short-sighted and greedy by  allowing  ourselves to be lured into tunnel vision about investment.  He shared his  anxiety of a culture where the expresison of  immediate emotion and instinct, and the increase in casual violence. He called on us to work at recovering  a sense of what it is to look at ourselves;,value courage and fidelity and rediscover what it is to be truly human. He was saddened by the corrosive cynisim that has permeated our society, and felt that there was too much blame being thrown around. When asked by the presenter if people still actually listened to The Archbishop, Rowan replied “Occasionally, but they don’t always agree with him.”

To hear the interview, click on the audio link listed by the feature, which was broadcast at 0732 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_7973000/7973456.stm

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