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Thursday, June 09, 2011

"Bring Back the Real Rowan Williams!"

The Archbishop of Canterbury has criticized the conservative government (the Big Society) and its brutal social service cuts - The government needs to know how afraid people are. I agree with him.

The response: Giles Fraser has a good article on this in The Guardian - Archbishop of the opposition. Conservative Catholic blogger for the Telegraph, Damien Thompson, a fan of the Big Society, criticizes the archbishop (Rowan Williams returns to Old Labour sloganising as he desperately tries to distract himself from Anglican meltdown), as does Prime Minister David Cameron (Cameron rejects archbishop's broadside).

You can read more about the whole thing, can find some interesting links and read some interesting comments at this Thinking Anglicans post - Rowan Williams criticises the British government. I especially liked this comment to the Thinking Anglicans post ......

Now this really is the Rowan Williams I remember - one who stands up for the poor and needy, the outcast and reviled. Why does he not then stand by his seminal writing in 'The Body's Grace' - by standing up to the Conservatives of the Communion? Bring Back the Real Rowan Williams!

A couple of my past posts on the Big Society .... In the UK ...... The Big Society


Blogger Deacon Denny said...

Liked the Archbishop's article, though I didn't follow all of it, marked as it is with so many local references. Acknowledging the fear that is out there is very important.
We've got that problem here too, of course. Fear sells. Politicians peddle it all the time, for their own purposes.

3:34 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Denny,

I think in a way this is related to your post about medicare and the bishops and congress and social services cuts, etc. I think one of the reasons he's being criticized for speaking up is that the conservatives are also the religious there, mostly, so he's breaking ranks.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Deacon Denny said...

Then more power to him for standing up!

10:15 PM  

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