Category Archives: Anglican Church

Misplaced Values:Bowie, Bishops and Starvation in Madaya

Its a funny old world I’m hoping that the Bishops might take off their robes, mitres, park their croziers and fancy shoes and realise that each one of them is driven by the same chemicals, hormones, and bodily needs and desires as the rest of us? I am also hoping that those who are shocked by Bowie’s death will find it within them to be shocked by the deaths of all those who are nameless and voiceless and marginal all around the world . They deserve our sympathy as much as David and his fans. I hope, also, that those of us who are suffering minor colds might remember that our ailments are nought when compared to all those suffering and dying from malaria, malnutrition, and millions of other preventable diseases.

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Reflections on War and Peace-The Warrior and the Pacifist Traditions

  Reflections on War and Peace-The Warrior and the Pacifist Traditions Kevin P Clements National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago.     Tomorrow is the 100th  anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. All … Continue reading

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The weight of the world.

The weight of the world: Kevin P Clements If you are a reasonably open, sensitive empathetic person its pretty hard not to be weighed down by the weight of the world at the moment. Gaza is a 21st century nightmare … Continue reading

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The Anglican Church in England approves the ordination of women Bishops 25 years after the Church of the Province of New Zealand.

The Anglican Church in England approves the ordination of women Bishops 25 years after the Church of the Province of New Zealand. Kevin P Clements NCPACS, University of Otago   The   General Synod of the Anglican Church in England has … Continue reading

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