Podcast episode 26 oct 25 2017 my Country ‘‘Tis of Thee or made for me? Can I love God and country ? To kneel or not to kneel

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Podcast notes episode 26 October 22 2017 the Anglican gazette


Archbishop tackles sex abuse in the church head on

The Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken of his “profound sense of shame” over church-based abuse of children and vulnerable adults. Archbishop Justin Welby made the comments at a press briefing during the Primates’ Meeting in Canterbury Cathedral. He had been asked about planned visits to Canterbury by groups of survivors on Friday, who want to ensure that their concerns are heard by the Church leaders gathered for the meeting.

Archbishop Justin said that the “extent of the legacy of abuse” was “one of the surprises” he faced when he became Archbishop of Canterbury in 2013.

“I feel that the Church – and it is widely accepted within the Church – that we have a long history of significant failure,” he said. “We should be held to a higher standard because we are Christians. We are a Church.

“But it is also clear that the issue of abuse of children and vulnerable adults goes right through our society – almost all our major national institutions have failed in that regard. As I say, we should be at a higher standard and my profound sense of shame at what the Church has done remains and is central to my thinking about this.”

Archbishop tackles sex abuse in the church head on

Episcopal church steps up in Puerto Rico after disaster

Episcopal clergy and congregation members are resuming church services and school classes when they can and how they can, despite the vast devastation in Puerto Rico almost a month after Hurricane Maria swept through Sept. 20.
It was the strongest storm the island has faced since before the Great Depression, a Category 4 hurricane that spewed up to 40 inches of rain in some places in one day, whereas Houston, Texas, saw 32 inches in three days from Hurricane Harvey in late August, according to the Weather Channel and the National Hurricane Center.
Almost a month after Maria, Puerto Ricans are still in crisis mode.
Forty-five deaths have been reported so far related to the storm, and residents in the northern part of the island have no clean water to drink so they are drinking contaminated water from nearby rivers, according to Episcopal Relief & Development. About 90 percent of the island was still without electricity as of Oct. 11, three weeks after Maria hit. In comparison, 22 percent of the homes and businesses on the Virgin Islands are without power from Maria.
“The lives of so many people have been turned upside down,” said Abagail Nelson, Episcopal Relief & Development’s senior vice president of programs, in the latest Hurricane Maria report. “This is a humanitarian crisis that will affect many people in the years to come.”

Episcopal church steps up in Puerto Rico after disaster


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By Omar Reyes 10/25/2017 03:20 PM

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