Anglican Samizdat

September 15, 2009

Rowan Williams calls for repentance

Filed under: Rowan Williams — David Jenkins @ 11:30 pm

But not from The Episcopal Church or the Anglican Church of Canada. He’s tackling something much easier: he wants the banks to repent:Add an Image

The Archbishop of Canterbury has told the BBC he fears financiers feel no “repentance” for the excesses which led to the economic collapse.

Dr Rowan Williams said the government should have acted to cap bonuses.

He also warned that the gap between rich and poor would lead to an increasingly “dysfunctional” society.

Dr Williams told BBC Two’s Newsnight programme: “There hasn’t been a feeling of closure about what happened last year.

“There hasn’t been what I would, as a Christian, call repentance. We haven’t heard people saying ‘well actually, no, we got it wrong and the whole fundamental principle on which we worked was unreal, was empty’.”

He must be practising before he deals with his own organisation.



  1. Wow. Who’d ‘a thought that the ABC accepted the concept of sin and repentance? Certainly one would never suspect based on his stance on SSB’s.

    Comment by Jim Muirhead — September 16, 2009 @ 9:10 am

  2. […] And Anglican Samizdat’s post concludes that the Archbishopmust be practising before he deals with his own organisation. […]

    Pingback by MIDEASTA — Blog — The Buzz — September 19, 2009 @ 1:09 am

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