Monday, 20 August 2012

Human beings honoured before God - The Archbishop of Canterbury's Eid Greetings

The Most Revd Dr Rowan Williams has sent his traditional message of greeting to Muslim friends and fellow workers pointing out that this will be his last such before standing down as Archbishop of Canterbury.

Reviewing the last ten years of Christian Muslim realtions he says

"As I look back over the last ten years, it is clear that our relationship as Christians and Muslims has grown and deepened. it has not been an easy time, and there are huge challenges that we still face together. Nevertheless, we have learned how to quarry together the resrouces we have of a vision of human beings honuored before God. The word honour, I believe, is one we should learn to use more freely, and even extravagantly, when we talk about our human world. We honour human beings because God in his creation and in his dealings with beings honour them."

For the full text see The Archbishop's website