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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 21 to 27 June 2010

Like all letters to the editor everywhere, these letters express 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.

NOTE: Anglicans Online is contemplating the closing of our Letters to AO section. It appears to us that all of the energy that once went into writing well-reasoned and thoughtful letters to editors is now being put into semi-literate rants in the 'comments' section of blogs and on Facebook walls. For at least a year now we have, every week, received more cash donations than letters to the editor. If you think we're wrong, then prove it by finding something that you care about enough to write to us.

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So little interest in something so important

I love Anglicans Online. Usually my first read Monday morning. You asked for a "rail" and completely off topic, I need to rail. While attending church yesterday,I noted not one word (or prayer) about the First Nations Truth and Reconciliation Commission, that began in Winnipeg last week. As you know, the Anglican Church in Canada played a very large part in the running of Indian Residential Schools. I, and many others, consider this a HUGE black blight on the history of Canada. Those people that were forced to go, and subsequently, their children and grandchildren and extended families have, and are still, suffering terribly as a result. I'm told that many of these kids died.

I believe wholly, that what is happening in the world-wide Anglican Communion is sad. I agree with your opening remarks and want to take nothing away from what is happening in Africa etc. BUT I find it sad and embarrasing that so few Canadians are interested in this major happening. These are our brothers and sisters. We are all "clothed in Christ" (Gal. 3) Prayer and acknowledgement are so very important.

David T. Brown
St. John the Divine, Courtenay, BC
Fanny Bay, British Columbia, CANADA
21 June 2010

So little importance of something so interesting? No, football/soccer is important

I live in Ghana. In my village there is electricity when we have diesel. Sometimes when there is electric a computer works and I can surf the Web and sometimes I look at Anglicans Online. I have not been to Zimbabwe but I know on the map how to find it, right next to South Africa.

I have never been to any Anglican church but my own and I like Anglicans Online for showing me how many more Anglicans there are in Africa and other places.

I wish we had electricity to watch the World Cup on TV. We listen to solar-powered radio and cheer for Dédé.

Mpiani Henry
Saint Barnabas
Mpeim, Nikoranza, GHANA
22 June 2010

(Editor: as we go to press we note that Ghana beat the United States and will face Uruguay in the quarter-finals. We wish Ghana the best.)

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Earlier letters

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