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, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, wrote text on Parliament, arrested, 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, was 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, not charged, 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 times campaigning against child abuse, had harassment conviction quashed on appeal, appealing a conviction for breaches of restraining order 2 stop a paedophile

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

SHERPA SLAVERY

The tragic earthquake in Nepal reveals the continued mockery the wealthy make of those they ravage. With their expensive climbing equipment and their international rescue resources on hand they frolic amidst the peaks, savour Nepalese culture and return to their lands of plenty while those who hosted them, bore for them, guided and enabled them, return too but to their very different worlds.

The rich being plucked to safety were red carpeted to embassies, Ghurka army camps, airports and awaiting salvation while the Nepalese shivered, hungry, drinking contaminated water and facing icy unsheltered nights.

The rich world's Disasters Emergency Committee that sprang into operation assuages the conscience of the spectators, but is doing nothing to address the real issues of continued and systemic inequality that maintain the region's oppression.

Climbers are even now planning to scale Everest again, trampling over the poor on their ascent.

It would be better if a more pressing mountain height was scaled, that of achieving a fairer world.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/felipearaujo/climbing-season-in-nepal-at-risk-of-being-cancelled#.tjNwMoWz9

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