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Thursday
Sep252008

Troublesome priests

Finally, the Church of England has found something worthwhile to complain about. Instead of getting in a tangle over women bishops and gay clergy. Rowan Williams (Canterbury) and John Sentamu (York) have found a subject worth bringing into the public debate. Both have harshly criticised the banking and finance system for finding multiple buillions of dollars to support its own corrupt and failing

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Monday
Sep222008

The power of story

As I watch aspects of the modern world crumbling before our eyes (financial system, bombs in Pakistan and yet more famine in the Horn of Africa, for example), I wonder why it is that the most noble of statements of modern history, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, carries so little real power in the minds of the millions and billions of citizens whom it was designed to protect.

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