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Letters to AO

EVERY WEEK WE PUBLISH a selection of letters we receive in response to something you've read at Anglicans Online. Stop by and have a look at what other AO readers are thinking.

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Letters from 18 to 24 September 2006

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Reflection, slowing down — and heartbreak

It would appear to me that 'in a world beset with war, suffering, famine and disease' it is not North America that seems lost and beset with sexuality issues, but rather a good part of the rest of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Regardless of whether Rowan Williams used the exact words claimed in the news article, there is absolutely no doubt that he has diametrically reversed his position on the inclusion of homosexuals (in all respects) in the Anglican Church.

To the millions of homosexuals, across the world, who have been asking for ages, for nothing more than equality in the church, 'slow down and reflect' must be heartbreaking.

David T. Brown
St. Peter's Anglican
Campbell River, British Columbia, CANADA
18 September 2006

Getting to know those we don't

When I was a child in prison camp, interned by the Government of Canada in interior British Columbia, I met the Doukabors (a people who lived in the vicinity) who came to sell us chicken meat and eggs.

When World War II ended, we Japanese Canadians weren't allowed to return to our former abodes on the West Coast of Canada, but compelled to moved 'East of the Rockies'. We went to Coaldale, in Southern Alberta. Eventually we were to see the Hutterites, mentioned in last Sunday's Anglicans Online. Other conscientious objectors, the Mennonites, were a people who also lived in this area.

We encountered these three people-groups as a consequence of our resettlement experiences, and it was fascinating to learn some more about them in last week's Anglicans Online.

The Reverend Timothy Makoto Nakayama
St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, Diocese of Olympia
Seattle, Washington, USA
24 September 2006

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