Archbishop praises recession

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26 Nov 2009

John Sentamu, the archbishop of York, had a comment in yesterday’s Sun entitled “recession is bringing out the best in us”. In it he argues that: “out of these hard times I believe we are seeing a renewed sense of togetherness in communities, with many people carrying out selfless acts to support those in difficulty”.

No doubt many people are capable of great acts of altruism but surely it would be better if this happened in the context of rising prosperity rather than economic hardship.