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Church of England launches redundancy prayers (for people made 'redundant' from financial crisis)
The Times (U.K.) / Various ^ | January 5, 2008 | Ruth Gledhill

Posted on 01/06/2009 10:09:19 AM PST by Stoat

The "prayer on being made redundant" is intended to put into words the anxieties of those who are losing or who have already lost their jobs.

"Redundant - the word says it all - useless, unnecessary, without purpose, surplus to requirements," it begins, laid out on the page in the form of a step poem to add dramatic effect.

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TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: churchofengland; prayer; prayers; redundancy

Church of England publishes prayer for the redundant - Telegraph

An earlier "Prayer for the Current Financial Situation", published online during September's crash in the finance world, has been viewed more than 30,000 times.

Meanwhile senior clerics within the Church have made a series of high-profile condemnations of the excesses of capitalism.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has said that the crisis shows that Karl Marx was partly right, and has likened Gordon Brown's plan for Britain to spend its way out of recession to "an addict returning to a drug".

Several senior bishops have also delivered a damning assessment of Labour's record, the growing gap between rich and poor and the false dream of an endless economic boom.

The head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor, has declared that "capitalism died" last year because of the credit crisis.


'Useless, unnecessary, without purpose, surplus to requirements' - The comforting new prayer for the jobless Mail Online

1 posted on 01/06/2009 10:09:20 AM PST by Stoat
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To: Stoat

Is this really necessary? Do we need this? Hasn’t this already been taken care of?

2 posted on 01/06/2009 10:30:49 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

I don’t see anything wrong with payers for people who have lost their jobs or are in fear of losing their jobs. It’s a frightening prospect.

3 posted on 01/06/2009 12:19:25 PM PST by bobjam
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To: bobjam

The language is way new-agey.

4 posted on 01/07/2009 1:05:58 AM PST by x_plus_one (Muhammed and Allah = 2 memes destined for the ashheap of history.....)
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