Saturday, August 26, 2006

Greenbelt 06 Part IV (Tomaito and Tomato)

Was the theme of this morning's discussion between Stephen Timms and Jim Wallis, hosted by the Christian Socialist Movement.
It was amicable enough, although the audience warmed more to Jim Wallis, esp with his comments that if the american right spent more time worrying about Darfur than Iraq, things would improve. He was thoughtful and gracious about the PM though, pointing out that he felt that he was being sincere about Iraq and that he was in a difficult position.

As for Stephen Timms, he mentioned the importance of a strong cohesive unity between Christian groups, and indeed between interfaith groups, and both mentioned the importance of everyday life. Jim Wallis mentioned that Americans care more about what the British think than we realise, and it was all very civil, apart from one rant from someone asking a question, which rapidly became a speech, demanding to know when Stephen Timms was going to either, leave the Labour Party, or help drive that "coward" out! That is when Jim Wallis intervened and leaped to Blair's defence.

(Where I write up my blog at Greenbelt)

This afternoon I will be attending a film review in the big screen area and you can find out more about what is going on here.


the dĂșnadan said...

Am enjoying reading your Greenbelt updates, Paul. It sounds like you are having a good time. Hope it continues in that vein!


Paul Burgin said...

Thanks :)