Monday, December 31, 2007


The Archbishop of Canterbury is linking consumerism, environmental waste and disregard for human dignity in his New Year's message for 2008 - which will be broadcast on BBC1 this evening, though you can read some key bits here first. Rowan Williams declares: "A culture of vast material waste and emotional short-termism is a culture that is a lot more fragile than it knows. How much investment are we going to make in a safer and more balanced future?" In theological vein, he continues, inter alia: "[God] doesn't regard anyone as a 'waste of space', as not worth the time ... whether they are successful, articulate, productive or not... A life that communicates a bit of what God is like is a life that doesn't give up."

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