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malcolm chamberlain

musings about the emerging church, mission and contemporary culture...

God is at large, intimately involved in his world in ways that the church is maybe just waking up to!

"don't change your light bulbs...

Thursday, January 24, 2008

... change your leaders."

Bono on the political challenge of global poverty and climate change

see also Bono and Al Gore at the World Economic Forum

hat tip... Andrew Jones

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posted by Malcolm Chamberlain, 12:09 PM


Hmmm....I usually agree with Bono's stance on various issues, but not this time. Emphasising the responsibility of leaders on issues such as climate change and world poverty detracts from the personal responsibility we all have to live in a manner mindful of others and the planet. There are many individual actions we can all take on a daily basis which represent a positive choice and will make for a positive change. Our leaders' responsibilities are one portion of a greater responsibility. So it seems to me that a more realistic and honest message might be; "Change your leaders AND your light bulbs!"

commented by Anonymous fiercedancing, 10:54 PM  

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