guardian.co.uk, Sunday 21 February 2010
Rowan Williams writes:
“Human beings begin their lives in a state of dependence.
They need to learn how to speak, to trust, to negotiate a world that isn’t always friendly, and involves unavoidable limitations.
They need an environment secure enough for them to take the necessary risks of learning â€“ where they know there are some relationships that don’ t depend on ge
tting things right, but are unconditional.
The family is the indispensable foundation for all this.”