Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams, head of the Church of England and leader of the worldwide Anglican communion, said the climate change crisis is an opportunity for people to become human again, setting aside the addictive and self-destructive behavior that has damaged their souls. People have allowed themselves to become "addicted to fantasies about prosperity and growth, dreams of wealth without risk and profit without cost," he said.
Speaking before an audience at Southwark Cathedral, Dr. Williams said that small changes, such as setting up carbon reduction action groups, would help them reconnect with the world in addition to repairing some of the damage to the planet. "When we believe in transformation at the local and personal level, we are laying the sure foundations for change at the national and international level."
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