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A voice of hope from South Africa

The The Revd Dr Rachel Mash is the Co-ordinator for the Anglican Church of South Africa’s Environmental Network. In this essay from ACNS, she shares her hopes, rooted in her faith, for 2017 and beyond

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu hospitalized in Cape Town

The Telegraph reports that retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been hospitalized:

Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has been admitted to a Cape Town hospital for a persistent infection, his South African foundation said on Tuesday.

The foundation, which is named after 83-year-old Tutu and his wife Leah, quoted their daughter Mpho as saying the family hopes the Nobel Peace Prize laureate will be able to return home in a “day or two.”

Desmond Tutu has been treated for prostate cancer for many years. He […]

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And how would I know when I am wrong?

David Runcorn, ordained minister in the Church of England, explains the surprising role that Evangelical Christianity played in reinforcing apartheid in South Africa, noting that Evangelical and Reformed Churches have expressed remorse and guilt over their role in racial discrimination.

Citing Richard Burridge, author of “Imitating Jesus”, Runcorn takes this a step farther, and asks how these churches–after being so wrong–can trust that they’re correctly interpreting scripture now that they take increasingly vocal stands against LGBT rights and inclusion.

From the article:

I want […]

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Priest reflects on personal experience as bombing victim

Father Michael Lapsley, founder of the Institute for Healing of Memories, talks with Ethan Vesely-Flad about his own experience as the victim of bomb attack in South Africa and what challenges face survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing. Lapsley lost both arms and the use of an eye and and ear in a 1990 letter bomb attack. At the Huffington

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