Tuesday, July 04, 2006
The US branch has for quite sometime now been estranged from the rest of the Church ever since the ordination of openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, as well as the blessing of same sex unions. The Archbishop of Canterburry, Dr Rowan Williams has written a proposal to implement some kind of associated branches to avoid full disintegration of the church; in which the Episcopal Church( the US branch) would have a lesser role.
The Nigerian church which is Africa's largest anglican church, with an estimated 17.5 million members fired back saying that his idea was as "brilliant" as "...the heartbeat of a leader who wants to preserve the unity of the Church by accommodating every shred of opinion no matter how unbiblical" and that "...A cancerous lump in the body should be excised if it has defied every known cure," they say.
This is a play about the 1994 Rwandese genocide and it's taking place at the COTTESLOE THEATRE in London,UK. It runs 2 hours 25 minutes approximately,ends 30th August 2006. Captioned performance on 27th June 2006 at 7.30pm and Audio described performance 7th July 2006 at 7.30pm as well as 8th July 2006 at 2.30pm.
I hear it's staggering but I have no way of knowing,seeing as I'm on the other side of the Atlantic.
Terry Wallis was barely 17 years old when he was hospitalized after a car accident back in 1984.
The car had plunged into a creek and his driver friend was unfortunately killed.
It's a well known fact that although patients in such a vegetative state can't move a finger in most cases their brains are still fully functional and they may exhibit some reactions such as cry,laugh or grimace.
In Terry's case, doctors believe his unbelievable recovery was partially due to weekend trips with family and friends which might have helped him remember certain things.
His first word was "Mom".
His 19 year old daughter was born shortly after the accident.
The Zimbabwean government has lifted a centuries-old ban on witchcraft which first appeared back in colonial times when the hunting and burning of witches was rampant in Europe.
Of course like many other indigenous peoples, Zimbabweans have always believed in the supernatural and from day one they have believed the ban to be absurd since most of them are superstitious to an extent.
This comes as no surprise though. With the most notorious homophobe as its head of state, the government has long been known for using minimal issues as scapegoats to avoid dealing with the country's declining economy and so forth.