Sunday, July 29, 2012

Morals - Not Just Economics

Dr Richard Denniss spoke at the recent national meeting of Australia's Uniting Church, encouraging the church to continue to advocate for social issues - including tackling climate change.

He said the for issues of "justice and equity" it shold not be left to economics alone. "As high priests of finance we have nothing to contribute to questions of morality or justice."

Speaking primarily about climate change, but also other issues, he pointed out that
"We make choices all the time. We can afford to tackle expensive problems we had never heard of, yet we look ourselves in the eye (or our leaders do) and tell us that we can’t afford to tackle a suite of other problems."
He congratulated the church for thinking about the social issues and for providing a moral view on issues like climate change.

[Full report]

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