Letters from 21 to 27 June 2010
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So little interest in something so important
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.
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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