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 12, 2015

THERESA MAY BE RIGHT

The rich world poor world divide creates an inevitable allure to destabilise borders. Unfortunately, migration in great numbers appears destined to failure.

However pluralist and accommodating a host nation is, integrating too large an influx of immigrants appears fraught with difficulties.

Resentment breeds fast and an abiding nostalgia and loyalty to the country of birth erodes the process of rooting firmly into a new home nation.

Conflicts of interest produce confusion and at times aggression.

There is also an inherent injustice in welcoming a tiny proportion of migrants who have managed, through relative 'wealth' paid to people traffickers and/or through perilous journeys, to make it across rich world borders, when the majority of their birth nation remain in destitution.

There is a pressing need to re balance the world's distribution of wealth and resources and to pursue more enlightened foreign policies that facilitate the establishment of peace.

However, if the rich world continues to take ever more migrants on board, that small part of the world that is still just afloat, may be in danger of capsizing too.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article4438743.ece




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