Christianity and the G8

Posted on 20. Jun, 2013, in Church of Ireland1 Comment

Church of Ireland Bishops and Archbishops issued a statement ahead of the G8 Summit in Co. Fermanagh. In it they urged the leaders of the G8 to make the fundamental goal of ensuring that nobody goes to be hungry a reality. They also expressed that:

“From our perspective as religious leaders, the work of civil government is a holy task and a calling of the most sacred kind. The equitable management of economic affairs has the potential to bring many benefits to a de–moralised world.”

Miriam Gormally met with Rev. Gordon Linney, retired Archdeacon of Dublin and writer of the Thinking Anew column in the Irish Times to find out whether he thought this statement had made any impact on the G8 leaders.

One response to “Christianity and the G8”

  1. Suzanne Ryder says:

    I find Gordon’s words most challenging. They seem to me to be in tune with the message of Pope Francis, who reminds us that the Christian Church needs to be a poor church. I also liked the way Gordon includes all members of the Church in his thinking.