George Carey quotes

  • When the fire of prayer goes out, the barrenness of busyness takes over.
    -- George Carey

    #Prayer #Fire

  • I think what has happened, actually, is that September 11 has given a spur, a renewed urgency, to dialogue between the great faiths.
    -- George Carey

    #Thinking #September 11 #Spurs

  • I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges.
    -- George Carey

    #Jesus #Believe #Heart

  • We have lobbed verses of Scripture, like hand grenades, into the camps of others, convinced we only have truth.
    -- George Carey

    #Religious #Hands #Scripture

  • I'm on record as being understood to be a supporter of a reformed establishment, in which other Christian denominations, and other faiths, play a major part.
    -- George Carey

    #Christian #Play #Records

  • From a Christian point of view of course we do want a peaceful world, and I think September 11 did actually make people aware not only of vulnerability and how transitory life is, but there are forces of good and honor and justice which speak to us of God and his love for us.
    -- George Carey

    #Christian #Thinking #Views

  • The outer eyes see only by reflection. The vibrationsfrom the inner eye, optic, is conveyed along the opticnerves and produced, spectacular, on the ether.
    -- George Carey

    #Eye #Reflection #Spectacular

  • The Israelis have suffered a great deal, we must condemn suicide bombers, and we must never say that the plight of the Palestinians justifies this terrible thing.
    -- George Carey

    #Suicide #Plight #Bombers

  • Belief in the resurrection is not an appendage to the Christian faith. It is the Christian faith.
    -- George Carey

    #Christian #Belief #Resurrection

  • Jesus was a management expert too.
    -- George Carey

    #Jesus #Experts #Management

  • But, as you have intimated, I am among those who would be very wary of any military action in the light of Saddam Hussein's willingness to allow the weapons inspectors to go in.
    -- George Carey

    #Military #Light #Would Be

  • People have described me as a management bishop but I say to my critics, Jesus was a management expert too.
    -- George Carey

    #Jesus #People #Experts

  • And so in my warnings, I was pointing to a number of incidents around the communion that could undermine our growing sense of communion - of becoming a global communion. So that's why I pointed to New Westminster in Canada, to incidents in the United States, and Sydney itself.
    -- George Carey

    #Numbers #United States #Warning

  • An office boy in London was the lowest of the low. The office boy was the tea boy. He would be the dog's body: It means someone who would do anything at all. I was quite prepared for that and enjoyed it.
    -- George Carey

    #Dog #Mean #Boys

  • And I hope America will realise, as the only superpower now, it really must use its power in a way that's going to build up the world, and to support the United Nations.
    -- George Carey

    #America #Support #Use

  • God loves us all, wants us all to share his kingdom, has a role for us all.
    -- George Carey

    #Roles #Want #Kingdoms

  • I see no room in holy Scripture for any sexual activity outside of matrimony.
    -- George Carey

    #Rooms #Scripture #Holy

  • I think in my own country, at the way we've seen through the ordination of women to the priesthood, which I'm delighted about, and that will move on to another level before very long.
    -- George Carey

    #Country #Moving #Thinking

  • I think what Calvinism may offer us is that God's in charge of his world.
    -- George Carey

    #Thinking #World #May

  • If there are Muslims who believe that they've got to kill Christians to make a way for the Islamic faith in the West, not only would they be disappointed, but it will lead to conflict, there's no doubt about that.
    -- George Carey

    #Christian #Believe #Islamic

  • In my time as Archbishop of Canterbury I've seen a growing sense of unity and mission.
    -- George Carey

    #Unity #Growing #Missions

  • What I'd say about that is that we must respect homosexuals in the church. I've got many homosexual friends, the issue is not in any way a homophobic reaction on my part.
    -- George Carey

    #Issues #Church #Way

  • We must get back to a very strong Christianity... Christianity shaped America and England, and we need to get back to those moral foundations that made us great.
    -- George Carey

    #Strong #America #Foundation

  • We've got to find ways of confronting the issues that divide - and at the heart of cultural issues, you often find religions.
    -- George Carey

    #Heart #Issues #Way

  • What I think is that we in the church - and especially I as an Archbishop - I'm responsible for maintaining our rules, and making sure we hold to unity in the Body of Christ.
    -- George Carey

    #Thinking #Unity #Church

  • And here at our Anglican Consultative Council, we have many reports of growth and great encouragement.
    -- George Carey

    #Encouragement #Growth #Council

  • At a time when many Muslims in this country are living in fear, I want to say loud and clear that as a Christian leader I deeply respect your faith and believe that our common duty is to extend the hand of friendship, and to build bridges not walls.
    -- George Carey

    #Christian #Country #Wall

  • If someone talks about union, fidelity, a monogamous relationship, love, blessing; I would say it sounds like marriage to me. And blessing, you see, I think is undermining our sacrament of marriage.
    -- George Carey

    #Thinking #Blessing #Love Relationship

  • A child born in a wealthy country is likely to consume, waste, and pollute more in his lifetime than 50 children born in developing nations. Our energy-burning lifestyles are pushing our planet to the point of no return. It is dawning on us at last that the life of our world is as vulnerable as the children we raise.
    -- George Carey

    #Country #Children #Our World

  • One I've been passionately committed to, of course, is women's ministry; I believe solidly in it as a Gospel issue and we've found our way through that.
    -- George Carey

    #Believe #Issues #Ministry