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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 29 September to 5 October 2008

Like all letters to the editor everywhere, these letters are the opinions of the writers and not Anglicans Online. We publish letters that we think will be of interest to our readers, whether we agree with them or not. If you'd like to write a letter of your own, click here.

Our server computer appears to have lost most letters to the editor for several weeks, due to a configuration error that we made when moving hastily to a new server computer on 2 September. If you sent us a letter during September and it is still topical, we encourage you to re-submit, and we hope you will accept our apologies for our software mistake.

Lambeth is indeed very far away

I found today's article very interesting, as usual. And I sort of feel at one with the lady who asked the flabbergasting question displaying her feeling of remoteness from Lambeth. If a lady in some parish in Canada could feel detached from the bishops' meeting, how would people in faraway Africa or Melanasia feel? Especially when they feel that most of the issues that the bishops gathered to discuss were ... less than well treated, shall we tactfully say? Perhaps it may make sense if the bishops were to consider something along the lines of US political party conventions ... gathering in different provinces from time to time to reinforce the feeling that our concerns are their concerns too.

Obi Udeariry
St. Andrew's Church, Aladinma
Owerri, Nigeria
29 September 2008

The church is just one generation away from vanishing

Why do some Anglican priests neglect the ministry of children (i.e. Anglican Children's Ministry, A.C.M.)? They don't care, or have any plan for the children even knowing they are the future Anglicans.

Please let there be a programe, budget, and plan for the children every year, because without those children there will be no Anglicans tommorow, and the Anglican church will die a natural death. Let their teachers be encouraged.

Ohagwu Kenneth
Emmanuel Anglican Church, Acharalayout
1 October 2008

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