"When people talk about further destabilisation of the region and you read some American political advisers speaking of action against Syria and Iran..I regard that as criminal, ignorant and potentially murderous folly.
We do hear talk from some quarters of action against Syria and Iran. I can't understand what planet such persons are living on, when you see the conditions that are already there." Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, speaks out against plans to bomb Iran.
And in a disturbing news item, young people are less likely to identify with Christianity themselves but 91% agree that "anti-homosexual" defines Christian faith. The success of the religious right will end up being the generational death of Christianity.
I've noticed that the American Prospect has a new column, the FundamentaList, covering the religious right but they don't cover the religious left. We have the mainstream media and the democratic presidential candidates interested in the religious left.
Yet too often the liberal press and groups fail to take notice, always pitting religion against liberal values, not finding places of connection with people of faith. That's gotta change if we hope to build a movement, not just electoral success over the failures of Bush.