|Letters from 17 to
23 October 2011
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The Post Office will remain open
last week, an example of how the new media age, out of the telegraph,
works for good. Well written, as always, and inspiring. Thank you.
As to your occasional
malaise over no letters, or only letters not fit to print, causing a
rethink on having the letters option, I hope that this option will always
be here. It's part of how we communicate, and even not communicating
or badly communicating is valuable. Again, thank you all.
Grace Episcopal, Norwalk
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
17 October 2011
Man of Harlech
I am prepared
to overlook your gaffe in referring to the ABC as an Englishman (although
I'm sure Mr. Mugabe would resent a Welshman dressing him down as much
as he'd resent an Englishman doing it), because you told a good news
story about the beleaguered Archbishop.
has come in for a lot of flak during his archepiscopacy and much of
it comes from parts of the Communion which believe that he is not addressing
their personal bete noires in a timely, amidst prognostications from
doomsayers who, unfairly in my opinion, hold him responsible for the
fractures in the Communion. My sense is that it is largely due to Archbishop
Williams' expert stick-handling (that's a Canadian expression meaning
finesse and diplomacy) that the Communion remains intact and that the
fissures have not widened into crevasses!
courage — let's not underestimate that!— in making the trip to Zimbabwe
shows him to be a man of conviction, commitment and profound faith,
and shows up Konunga for being the complete opposite. At the risk of
inciting further uproar, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that
Konunga is not alone among too many 'leaders' of the Anglican Church
in other parts of the world, men who have personal agendas that conflict
with the Anglican ethos and with the mandate of Christ.
Thank you, Archbishop
Williams and thank you, Anglicans Online, for bringing us this important
St. John's Cathedral
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA
17 October 2011
thoughtful, on African politics and the church. However, even with an
informative footnote explaining why you call Rowan Williams, a Welshman,
English, it's a bit like calling a Kiwi an Aussie. Not on. Wales, for
that matter, is surely not the same as England in rugby, our other religion
here in the antipodes!
Anglican Church in New Zealand
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
19 October 2011
(Editor: In press interviews in African newspapers during September, Nolbert Kunonga frequently referred to Rowan Williams as 'an Englishman' or 'a homosexual Englishman'. This is probably because for many decades, Robert Mugabe's bête noire has been "The English". We assumed that Mr Kunonga and Mr Mugabe were in sufficiently close contact that they shared the same misconception.)
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