CAIRO - Throwing his weight behind protesters, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams announced his full support for the worldwide Occupy protests against economic inequality, noting that Jesus Christ would have joined protesters' camps if he lived in this age.
Jesus would be there, sharing the risks, not just taking sides, the leader of the world's 78 million Anglicans worldwide told a British Radio Times magazine in his article written for the Christmas edition, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, December 07.
The archbishop said Jesus would be steadily changing the entire atmosphere by the questions that he asked of everybody involved rich and poor, capitalist and protester and cleric.
He added that when Jesus said give Caesar what belongs to Caesar, he was asking what's the exact point at which involvement in the empire of capitalist economy involves you fatally.
The magazine article was not Williams' first message of support for the anti-corporate protest movement.
Last month, he said that the demonstration marked a widespread and deep exasperation with the financial establishment.
Thousands of Americans have been taking to the streets in recent weeks to protest economic inequality and the power of US financial institutions.
The protest movement, "Occupy Wall Street", swiftly gained world support with thousands of people around the world protesting against financial policies and rising unemployment.
The protests reflect a growing American and world anger against financial policies that resulted in increasing poverty rates.
Last October, the Vatican declared support for Occupy supporters, calling for overhauling the global financial rules.
A week earlier, Muslim organizations in the US threw their weight behind the anti-capitalist movement.
Reproduced with permission from OnIslam.net