Comments: G20 climate change and the churches

Re Jim Naughton's observation: Touche'!

Posted by JCF at Friday, 27 March 2009 at 6:12pm GMT

My view of the Archbishop's lecture is here:

I think a lot of it is superfluous.

Posted by Pluralist at Friday, 27 March 2009 at 8:45pm GMT

Jim Naughton's challenge to the ABC, on the need to address such matters as LGBT concerns on the same level as that of his recent Ebor lecture on the Environment - by demonstrating at least equal concern for both constituencies - seems to be very timely.

For anyone to champion the cause of concern for the geographical environment - on the basis of what is best practice and ethical for the world community; one must also recognise other elements in that community which cry out for common justice
and a much-needed 'climate-change' in theology.

It was interesting to note that the challenge of other Leaders in the Churches was to the secular world (G20), whereas Abp. Rowan's challenge was to the Leaders of the Churches. As Jim Naughton suggests, perhaps the Church needs to get its own 'environmental (sexuality and gender) issues' addressed, before venturing into the universal *climate change* issues.

But then, perhaps this is why the ABC did not specifically address the G20 Leaders?

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Friday, 27 March 2009 at 11:30pm GMT

You may all be overthinking here. Rowan's idea of leadership is becoming increasingly clear. He likes to talk to people about interesting things he has read recently. If they get very angry, he talks about something else.

Pluralist's summary of the lecture, by the way, was excellent.

Posted by Andrew Brown at Saturday, 28 March 2009 at 7:48am GMT
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