Friday, 12 August 2011

more comments on the riots

The Archbishop of Canterbury spoke in the House of Lords yesterday. His remarks are here.

So did the Archbishop of York. Text over here.

The Bishop of London also made comments, after visiting the affected areas. See this.

Today’s Church Times (press date Wednesday) carries reports of church responses.
See Rioters help themselves; Christians help victims by Ed Thornton
and also Bishop contrasts ‘thuggery’ of vandals with soldiers’ sacrifice.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Friday, 12 August 2011 at 8:48am BST | TrackBack
You can make a Permalink to this if you like
Categorised as: Church of England

Perhaps the pictures of youths helping in the clean up in ther aftermath of rioting and looting should encourage people to understand that many of Britain's youth are ready to get stuck in on the business of reparation - as opposed to the criminal element who choose to take advantage of the mayhem.

The fact that some of our young people are outraged enough to try to make amends for the behaviour of their less civic-minded contemporaries is reason enough not to lump all into the same category of mindless subversives.

Posted by: Father Ron Smith on Sunday, 14 August 2011 at 6:01pm BST
Post a comment

Remember personal info?

Please note that comments are limited to 400 words. Comments that are longer than 400 words will not be approved.

Cookies are used to remember your personal information between visits to the site. This information is stored on your computer and used to refill the text boxes on your next visit. Any cookie is deleted if you select 'No'. By ticking 'Yes' you agree to this use of a cookie by this site. No third-party cookies are used, and cookies are not used for analytical, advertising, or other purposes.