Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Deptford Red Rector on Channel 4

Deptford's own Red Rector, Father Paul Butler, was on Channel 4's 4ThoughtTV on Sunday giving a short opinion piece on the Church, capitalism and the Occupy protests:

‘For me Christianity and a radical view of society are integral. I would describe myself as a communist. I am Father Paul Butler, the Rector of St Pauls Church, Deptford, and the co-convenor of the Society of Sacramental Socialists. I believe, along with Jesus, that you cannot serve God and capital…

What the Occupy movement has done is that it has focused all our attention on the fundamental questions about how we now live and how we might live differently’

You can watch the whole thing here.

In his previous job as vicar of St Dunstans Church in Bellingham, Father Paul apparently played a role in getting the short road to the vicarage named Gramsci Way - a little patch of SE6 soil in memory of the Italian communist who died in 1937 after a long spell in Mussolini's prisons.

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