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At the head? Jesus only!

"But emerging from the legacy of colonialism must mean a new co-operation of equals, not a simple reversal of power"

I just received from the Anglican Communion Office a response delivered by the Archbishop Rowan Williams on the GAFCON statement.
The phrase above represents a very appropriate comprehension on the central issue that is causing divisions and pain within the Communion. The affirmation about not reversal of power is so perspicuous. I have no doubt that the basic motivation that allowed people to create alternatives networks accusing others to be not orthodox is specifically a dispute to stay at the head.
As a communion we don't need to demonstrate who has the control. The table where disciples seat is a place for humility and comprehensiveness. The table is not a place for intolerance.
The ABC's response will make those - who has an open vision on the Church's role - feel so comforted.
The true spiritual life is not based only in words or theologies,…

God save Zimbabwe

Is absolutely unacceptable for anyone in healthy conscience to see the escalation of violence that we saw in Zimbabwe. Threats, killings and injuries caused to people indiscriminately are part of a dramatic process of maintenance of a dictatorship leaded by Robert Mugabe.
When I visited that country ten years ago I could perceive the social inequality and exclusion of the vast majority of zimbabwans. For me, to see that poverty and disenchantment raised to me a question: to where was the dream of an Africa free of colonialism?
In that time I was visiting Harare as delegate of the WCC's Assembly. I remember that Mugabe visited us and made a speech marked by an empty populism and he was only concerned about the lights and cameras before him.
The world has witnessed a monstrous process of violence and disrespect of human rights that must be stopped strongly as possible.  My solidarity to all people of Zimbabwe. They can not suffer the consequences of dictator mentally ill.
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