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London Riots Prompt Prayers, Reflection

posted by Nicole Neroulias

The riots in London, Birmingham and other British cities have caught us off-guard — it’s a far cry from the pomp and circumstance associated with the recent royal wedding, not to mention next year’s Olympic Games and Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee.

Faith leaders and religious groups are stepping forward, reflecting on the root causes of this violence and praying for calm to be restored:

 

I’m glad my family and friends are safe, particularly those who just returned from holidays in Cyprus. Talk about out of the frying pan and into the fire…

What do you think? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.

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posted August 11, 2011 at 2:14 pm


I think people need to be able to work, even if it’s not what they’d like to be working at it can still be satisfying.

The way our society is set up now there are a lot more people than jobs and no real prospect of that changing. A person doing a productive job can take real pride in that even if it’s pretty low level. Especially if society values such work.

It’s one of our big problems to solve to move toward a society where everyone has a real job. I suspect that will involve de-mechanizing a lot of things that have been mechanized in the name of efficiency. We’ll discover it’s very inefficient to have a lot of people sitting around with no hope and no occupation.



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