Thursday, January 20, 2011
Without trying to read too much into the graphic the happy chappies smiling out at us are: Archbishop John Bathersby (Roman Catholic in the middle wearing the purple zucchetto, a great word for scrabble players!!)), Archbishop Phillip Aspinall (Anglican Church just below the Catholics, whoopsie,I do hope that Catholic Media didn't do the pic!) Reverend Bruce Johnson (Uniting Church wearing what seems to be his favourite red tie), Reverend Noel Noack (Lutheran Church, the only one of the group wearing liturgical dress) and Reverend David Loder (Baptist Church who also seems to have a preference for red ties).
According to Catholic Archbishop John Bathersby ‘Living Jesus’, gatherings were a unique opportunity to be inspired by the faith of Church leaders sharing the impact Jesus has had in their lives. “I am delighted to have the privilege of publicly speaking about Jesus and His vision,” Archbishop Bathersby said
Well, I thought the Archbishop and his mates had more than enough opportunity to do that in their regular public worship services.
Are there no female Church leaders who can share their vision of Jesus?
Are there no Indigenous Church leaders who can share their vision of Jesus?
Are there no Gay or Lesbian Church leaders who can share their vision of Jesus?
Are their no young adults or young people in Church leadership who can share their vision of Jesus
Are there no Church leaders from a Refugee background who can share their vision of Jesus?
Are there no couples in Church leadership who can share their vision of Jesus?
I wonder if I will get answers to these questions at the sessions I attend?
Saturday, January 08, 2011
A good news story that builds on the human experience of solidarity and a vision of religion as life giving and ethical Egypt's Muslims attend Coptic Christmas mass, serving as "human shields"
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Saint or sinner ... who makes a better Aussie icon?
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Wednesday, January 5
Thirteen people from across the Australia, the Netherlands, and the United States arrived in Jerusalem today as part of a delegation sponsored by Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT). During the next several days the delegates will speak with representatives of Israeli and Palestinian peace and human rights organizations. They will travel to the West Bank city of Al Khalil (Hebron) and the South Hebron Hills, where CPT's long-term Palestine team is based. They will visit Palestinian farmers and shepherds whose land and livelihoods have been threatened by expanding Israeli settlements.
Members of CPT's January 4-17 Israel/Palestine delegation are Rick Polhamus (Fletcher, Ohio, USA), Sophia Calcagno (Chicago Illinois, USA), Rocky Calcagno (Chicago Illinois, USA), Wallace Cole (Clemmons, North Carolina, USA), Laura Colee (Bloomington, Illinois, USA), Barry George (Austin Texas, USA), Cornelia de Graaf, (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Marlaina Leppert-Wahl (Lebanon Ohio, USA), Jessica Morrison (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), Carole Powell(Morayfield, Queensland, Australia), Michael Snarr (Wilmington Ohio, USA), Caroline Spoeneman (Princeton New Jersey, USA), and Jennifer Svetlik (Washington, DC, USA).
Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is an initiative of the historic peace churches (Mennonites, Church of the Brethren, and Quakers) with support and membership from a range of Catholic and Protestant denominations. CPT has had a continuing presence in the West Bank since 1995.
Christian Peacemaker Teams
PO Box 6508
Chicago, IL 60680-6508
Phone: +1-773-376-0550, Fax: +1-773-376-0549
Christian Peacemaker Teams is an initiative of the historic peace churches (Mennonites, Church of the Brethren, and Quakers) with support and membership from a range of Catholic and Protestant denominations.