Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Darwin and The South American Missionary Society

Interesting letter to the editor form the Guardian in London

Given the current debate about Charles Darwin's attitude to the Christian faith, it is worth noting that in 1872 (13 years after the Origin of Species) he gladly accepted honorary membership of the Anglican South American Missionary Society because he was so impressed with their work (Report, 13 February). In reply to its invitation, he wrote, "I shall feel proud if your committee think fit to elect me an honorary member of your society." SAMS continues to do excellent work today."

Canon John Young


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