I recently visited Berlin for the first time and was struck by the fact that the Berlin Wall, which divided the city for so many years, has now become a tourist attraction.
- Will the Anglican Communion survive? How will the views and actions emanating from a part of the Communion, regarded as heretical by others, impact the life of the Communion as a whole?
- I have been fortunate to visit Israel and Palestine on a number of occasions. In a conversation with a senior clergyman in East Jerusalem, I was hearing of the plight of his fellow Palestinian Christians and his concern that so many were leaving the Middle East to live elsewhere.
- The Primates’ Meeting was established in 1978 to provide space for the Primates to have ‘leisurely thought, prayer and deep consultation.’ Establishing a gathering for this purpose was brave and prophetic, recognising that time needed to be set aside for Primates to grow together in deeper ways that a surfeit of words will inhibit.
- It is always risky to comment upon a meeting that one has not attended. However, after a statement and communiqué and, perhaps more importantly, a number of primates sharing over the last few weeks their personal thoughts on the Anglican Primates Meeting in January in Canterbury, a picture is beginning to form.
- Talk given to Clergy Conference in Diocese of Harare, Zimbabwe. Throughout their history, the lands that make up the UK have frequently been refreshed by migrants.
- Over the last year I have been to three weddings. A Zimbabwean wedding at which I officiated (in Southend). A Czech wedding where I was the bride-groom’s father (in the Czech Republic). A Zimbabwean wedding where I was a guest (in Harare).