Archbishop of Canterbury’s Address to the Welsh Assembly—For the common good

Posted by Kendall Harmon

In my remarks today I’ll be suggesting four particular areas in which, I believe, community is most evident; four particular kinds of priority for those who want to turn society into community. And all of them depend on one foundational assumption; that community occurs when people take responsibility for one another.

When we’re occasionally told 'We’re all in this together' (with varying degree of plausibility), that appeals to the sense that a solidarity experience, a community experience, means that what happens to me and what happens to you are not separate issues. My fate and my wellbeing is bound up with yours, and if it is bound up with yours then I have some responsibility for understanding and managing and nurturing that reality.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalArchbishop of Canterbury --Rowan Williams* Economics, PoliticsPolitics in General* International News & CommentaryEngland / UK--Wales

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