Archbishop of Canterbury hails plan to measure national happiness

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Dr Williams welcomed the acknowledgment that there is “more to life” than individual possessions, and said that street parties being held to mark the royal wedding showed the value of shared celebrations.

However he also suggested that the proposal to devise a “well-being index” risked being meaningless if public services enjoyed by young people are axed.

His comments came in his Easter Day sermon at Canterbury Cathedral, in which the most senior cleric in the Church of England described the joyful shock experienced by Jesus’s disciples after the Resurrection.

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Posted April 25, 2011 at 10:49 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Pb wrote:

How about sharing the good news?

April 25, 11:57 am | [comment link]
2. carl wrote:

Let’s think of a more selfish and self-centered measure of human life than happiness.  No, I can’t think of one either. 

carl

April 25, 12:48 pm | [comment link]
3. Pageantmaster [Katie bought Welby] wrote:

O Lord open thou our lips, and our mouth shall shew forth our ignorance.

April 25, 1:27 pm | [comment link]
4. farstrider+ wrote:

Still it’s nice to see that Rowan has realized that the Church must be relevant. Decades of liberal implosion can’t be wrong.

April 25, 3:56 pm | [comment link]
5. nwlayman wrote:

Next, Rowan’s opinions and comments on sewage treatment and municipal water supply issues tied to the *theme* of resurrection.

April 25, 9:42 pm | [comment link]
6. lostdesert wrote:

Seriously, is this real?  In my lifetime, I would not have seen this sort of nonsense spewed from the head of my old church.  With every news story I am more convinced that COE and the Episcopal church has lost its collective mind.  Words fail me.

April 26, 5:54 am | [comment link]
7. Londoner wrote:

wish he would stop commenting on economics (from an Oxbridge common room, lefty perspective!).......and focus on the day job…....... how ‘happy’ is the AC under his leadership?  Not very….

April 26, 7:42 am | [comment link]
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