Giles Fraser

Giles Fraser

Giles Fraser

 

More art. More prayer. More holidays

Giles Fraser

The headlines were grabbed by the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams's attack on United States foreign policy. But the deeper point, widely missed, was his attack on Western modernity in general. "There is something about Western modernity which really does eat away at the soul," he said in an interview with the Muslim magazine, Emel, late last year.

More art. More prayer. More holidays

Giles Fraser

The headlines were grabbed by the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams's attack on United States foreign policy. But the deeper point, widely missed, was his attack on Western modernity in general. "There is something about Western modernity which really does eat away at the soul," he said in an interview with the Muslim magazine, Emel, late last year.

Face to faith

Giles Fraser

The American civil war began with the secession of South Carolina from the United States. They left to defend their "right" not to have a liberal agenda imposed on them by campaigning progressives from the north. Interfering do-gooders weren't going to force proudly independent southerners to accept that slavery was wicked. Parallels with the escalating crisis within American Anglicanism are now being drawn, writes Giles Fraser.