Conflict Humor: St Paul’s Cathedral and Mammon

The Church of England has forced the resignation of Giles Fraser, a Cannon at St Paul’s Cathedral, London for his support for the Occupy Wall Street folk around his Church, and this has prompted this cartoon from Steve Bell in the UK Guardian, and comments via my friend Benny. Thanks Benny:

Steve Bell cartoon

So we now have a situation where people who are peacefully protesting against greed & poverty on the steps of a Christian Church may be forcibly & violently removed? The same church which promote the teachings of a radical Jewish revolutionary who hung out with lepers and other “rabble”? Incurable

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You can not serve both God and Mammon.

Matthew 6:19-21,24 from Skatycat

This is Giles (this replaces a photo of another Giles)

The Rev Giles Fraser, who has resigned as Canon of St Paul's

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About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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