Archbishop Jonathan Blake

The Most Reverend Jonathan Blake, Presiding Archbishop of the Open Episcopal Church B.A. (Hons), Dip. Pastoral Studies. Bishop's Haven, 105 Danson Crescent Welling DA16 2AS U.K. Mobile: 07767 687711 www.bishopjonathanblake.com bishopjonathanblake@ntlworld.com www.openepiscopalchurch.org www.twitter.com/bishopjonathan The Church is a member of The International Council of Community churches and the World Council of Churches. Married and a proud Dad.

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Gassed in Tehran, seized in Kabul, helped Mother Teresa, almost murdered, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, street sleeper, pilgrim to Auschwitz, Kenya + Pakistan 4 peace, wrote text on Parliament, convicted, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, relinquished his 12 year Anglican post 2 be independent, baptised 1000's in homes, on Mt Snowdon + in circus ring, did wedding underwater, wrote ‘For God’s Sake Don’t Go To Church’, nailed 95 Theses to Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, consecrated a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did 1st gay wedding on prime time TV, sued Associated Newspapers 4 defamation, co-consecrated 1st women bishops 4 England. Wales + Scotland, accommodated the homeless, took Mass 2 sex workers, posted it, elected Archbishop, arrested 4 taking kids on roof, founded ‘When No One’s Watching', became an ICV, did Jade Goody's wedding , invited 2 Downing St, wrote 'That Old Devil Called God Again', arrested 4 campaigning against child abuse, harassment conviction/restraining order quashed on appeal, convicted 4 continued blogging 2 stop paedophile, providing bore hole + solar powered water pump 4 Gambian village.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

ANANTA BIJOY DAS

One of the remarkable and essential benefits of our internet age has been the liberation of opinion. The chance for anyone to voice their thoughts, without having to have a multi million pound backer or an advertising budget.

True the money Moghuls still control the limelight and most of popular culture, but nevertheless, there is a subversive underbelly to this coerced majority.

The potent contribution, that such as Das, make to the tides of freedom, is underlined by the terror they instill in those that inhabit the shadows and who want to hack their way to silence.

In such silence, we remain dumb recipients and captives of the monster voices booming from religion, business, politics and the past.

Yet the truth endures, that while ever there is thought, there are words. Blogging and the rest allows them to be shared and their creativity to take root and the new, often better unknown, to emerge.


http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/05/150512043430832.html




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