Rowan Williams, Utopia Chaser, bemoans the last ten years:
The last 10 years have been “gruelling and terrible” but they should not deter people from helping the poorer and needy living thousands of miles away, says the archbishop of Canterbury.
In his new year message, to be broadcast tomorrow, Dr Rowan Williams will say that people can still make a difference in spite of the “terrorism, war, natural disaster and financial collapse of the last 15 months”.
There was one bright spot, though:
the archbishop also expressed his disappointment at the lukewarm commitment to achieving the millennium development goals.