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

Friday, July 31, 2015

JESSICA COX AND RUTH EVELYN EMBRACE WITHOUT ARMS

Even the sky is no limit for the woman who has soared above mountainous challenges

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/no-arms-hug_55b912c9e4b0074ba5a7281d?oj5dbo6r&utm_hp_ref=good-news

SENIOR CHIEF INKOSI KACHINDAMOTO

Brave choices by leaders that help liberate the entrapped and vulnerable

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/malawi-chief-annuls-child-marriages-sends-kids-to-school/

GERMEN CREW

Rainbows - signs of light amidst the tears....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/art-group-brings-unity-to-mexico-neighborhood-with-rainbow-mural-connecting-over-200-homes_55b28e30e4b0074ba5a48609?gncow29&utm_hp_ref=good-news

Thursday, July 30, 2015

MEET THE MIGRANTS BEHIND THE HORROR HEADLINES

When 'migrant' is turned into a dirty word that hides deliberately the reality behind desperate and genuine lives.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/sirajdatoo/what-life-is-like-for-migrants-in-calais#.muRYEqvxv

SHARON DUNSKI VERMONT

It's time to stop being tourists of other people's identities and to normalise the glorious varieties of people in the garden of our world.

"Yes, my teenage son is transgender. No, you may not ask about his genitals." Vermont

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/07/30/yes-my-teenage-son-is-transgender-no-you-may-not-ask-about-his-genitals/?hpid=z8

JOANNA RUDNICK AND RICK GUIDOTTI ON BEAUTY

Altering perspectives to uncover the divine...

"Fuck inner beauty, these kids are gorgeous" Rick Guidotti

http://kartemquin.com/films/on-beauty

BAILEY MATTHEWS

The grit, determination and courage that overcomes adversity and transforms the world.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/boy-with-cerebral-palsy-completes-first-triathlon-crossing-the-finish-line-to-a-roaring-crowd_55b7addae4b0a13f9d1a5068?utm_hp_ref=good-news

LEILA JANAH

It just takes one good heart to change so much for so many...

http://www.wired.com/2015/07/leila-janah-samagroup/

YEMEKSEPETI

Inspiration for other firms, other bosses and other individuals to value their workers and share the fruits of their profits to bless the many rather than the few.

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/turkish-tech-firm-does-something-epic-with-27-million/

JEN WELTER AND THE ARIZONA CARDINALS

Bold women, changing perceptions and challenging prejudice through graft, aspiration and employment.

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1255/The-Arizona-Cardinals-Hire-The-First-Female-Coach-In-NFL-History

STEWART LANSLEY'S ALTERNATIVE ECONOMICS

It is clear that the present economic system is failing the world. New, more equitable, yet incentive inclined, and work rewarding economic models must be explored.

http://positivenews.org.uk/2015/economics_innovation/18187/could-government-stop-rising-inequality-alternative-finance-models/

Saturday, July 25, 2015

CHANIE GORKIN

A poem to turn your world upside down.....and for the better!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/happy-poem-london_55b2565de4b0074ba5a440a3?utm_hp_ref=good-news

ANN TRACHTENBERG

When a niece, through an imaginative compassionate act, transforms a bleak experience, into one brimming with love and hope.

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1246/Wisconsin-Marching-Band-Surprises-Woman-Exiting-Hospital-On-Her-Last-Day-Of-Chemo

ROBBIE HAEMS AND BJORN CUVELIER

The goodness of young people.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3174259/The-amazing-moment-two-teenagers-rescued-elderly-couple-sinking-car-crashed-lake.html

Friday, July 24, 2015

MIGUEL AND IRMA

Ingredients to overcome suffering....aid that facilitates with dignity,  the imaginative use of technology to promote crowd funding platforms and two brave parents, working tirelessly and undaunted, despite the pain they bear.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carly-schwartz/how-one-mexican-couple-ba_b_7842756.html?utm_hp_ref=good-news&ir=Good%20News


KAILEN YOUNG

Having eyes to see and a heart that loves.....

"I felt a little touch of heaven, that kindness and goodness in the world." Bobbi Clare said.

"Some people say they view it as rare, and I was surprised by that, because it's just a normal thing for me. Going through reading the comments, it's been very humbling, very heartwarming," Young said.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/teen-hardees-employee_55b1200de4b08f57d5d3e454?utm_hp_ref=good-news

ROGER FEDERER

When the stuffiness of Wimbledon transforms lives because of the grace of a tennis star

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/roger-federer-african-preschools/

BRI DREDGE

The teacher that knows, it is so much more fulfilling to give, than to receive....

"The look on their faces was worth all the money that I won."

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1244/Teacher-Wins-20K-On-Game-Show-Will-Buy-Every-Student-At-Her-School-New-Shoes

OLGA KOTELKO

95 years young!

http://positivenews.org.uk/2015/positive_perspective/17873/in-pictures-elderly-athletes-show-age-just-a-number/

Monday, July 20, 2015

LEROY SMITH AND LOVE IN ACTION AT THE KKK RALLY

When compassion trumps hatred

Saturday, July 18, 2015

THE WONDER OF SNOW MONKEYS

Mesmerising photographs

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2015/07/17/japanese-snow-monkeys-love-hot-springs-just-like-the-rest-of-us/?hpid=z7

MARK HORSLEY - THE UNDERCOVER COP

Who discovered that angels walk among us....

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/cop-goes-undercover-in-wheelchair-to-make-arrests-finds-kindness-instead/

TOMMY

The rescue cat!

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1243/Police-Can-t-Explain-It-But-They-Think-A-Cat-Called-911-To-Save-His-Owner-s-Life

MIRACLE OF BIRTH - ON THE GO!

Now that's some cool Mama!!!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3165960/Woman-gives-birth-10lb-baby-car-husband-drives-films.html

Friday, July 17, 2015

ICECREAM DIPLOMACY IN IRAQ

When ice cream achieves what politics finds so hard.

http://www.aljazeera.com/blogs/middleeast/2015/07/blog-baghdads-ice-cream-diplomacy-150716192126830.html

HENRY FRASER

Inspirational artist painting with far more than colours, beautifying the world and urging us all over our next challenges.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/15/mouth-artist-_n_7802328.html?utm_hp_ref=good-news

BILOXI JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Using every space, every opportunity...

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1241/A-Group-Of-Teachers-Turned-Unused-Lockers-Into-Something-Amazing

JETBLUE'S MACHINE VENDING KNOWLEDGE

Better than any diet coke!

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/jetblue-stocks-vending-machines-with-free-books-for-kids-in-need/

MOBILE SCHOOL PROVISION IN KENYA

The creative education that dovetails with cultural patterns.

http://www.trust.org/item/20150715132932-zyc5c/?source=search

THE APATANI

Beyond the superficiality, an intricately varied world.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3164012/The-worst-place-world-catch-cold-Indian-tribe-woman-nose-plugs-fitted-mark-adults.html

Thursday, July 16, 2015

UNICEF WORKS AMONG THE ANGELS

Cherishing the children.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-kids-in-conflict-zones-are-still-managing-to-have-fun-this-summer_55a563d6e4b04740a3de2ca8?utm_hp_ref=good-news&ir=Good%2BNews&section=good-news

MINDFULNESS

Society needs to explore ways to promote mental health and well being.

http://news.sky.com/story/1519722/schoolchildren-to-get-mindfulness-training

'REBEL RIOT' PUNK BAND FEEDING THE HOMELESS

Punks in Burma, with hearts of gold, provide food for thought.

http://www.vice.com/en_au/read/the-myanmar-punks-feeding-yangoons-homeless

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

YASUO TAKAMATSU

The love that no tsunami can destroy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33294275


SHIRA ALCOULOUMRE

When the eyes of the young range beyond their own concerns to help heal the world.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/teen-teaches-english-to-migrant-workers_55a414efe4b0a47ac15d126b?p9e2vs4i&utm_hp_ref=good-news

PRINCE WILLIAM'S LARGE HEART

A heart that is in touch. His mum will be so proud.

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/prince-william-makes-history-by-taking-a-job-and-donating-his-full-salary/

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

SAMANTHA FUTERMAN AND HER LOST SISTER

The hearts that yearn to beat together

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jul/10/experience-found-identical-twin-youtube?CMP=soc_567

UDITA

When empowered workers arise...

http://positivenews.org.uk/2015/community/18114/film-review-udita-arise/

Monday, July 13, 2015

MALALA YOUSAFZAI

“Today on my first day as an adult, on behalf of the world’s children, I demand of leaders we must invest in books instead of bullets."

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/malala-turns-18-today-she-has-big-news-for-fans-and-syrian-refugee-girls/

REFUGEES WELCOME

When there is room in your heart and home for the desperate...

http://www.occupy.com/article/new-welcome-activists-launch-home-placement-service-refugees-germany-and-austria

A SWIFT RESPONSE TO NAOMI OAKES

A good side of fame...

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1235/Taylor-Swift-Donates-50-000-To-A-Young-Fan-Battling-Cancer-See-The-Little-Girl-s-Reaction-

Friday, July 10, 2015

A STAR FILLED SPOON BY EDIN KREHIC

When star shaped pasta, a coca cola bottle, and tears, shed and withheld, are love's jewels, defying the separation.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/srebrenica-genocide-edin-krehic-bosnia-serbia-150708132118392.html

THE MIXED UP BROTHERS OF BOGOTA

What therefore God has joined together let no other put asunder....

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/12/magazine/the-mixed-up-brothers-of-bogota.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

CHRIS AND REGINA CATRAMBONE - MODERN SAVIOURS

"What if I was Rasha...?"

http://www.theguardian.com/news/2015/jul/08/millionaire-who-rescues-migrants-at-sea

Thursday, July 09, 2015

THE FREEBIES THAT AUSTERITY INVITE

When everyone must play their part...

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/7/8/public-and-private-enterprises-offer-small-breaks-for-cash-strapped-greeks.html

THE CONFEDERATE FLAG

"A symbol of division removed." Representative J. Todd Rutherford

" A victory over pride." Revd Jesse L. Jackson

" A day that truly brings us all together as we continue to heal." Governor Nikki R. Haley

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/10/us/confederate-flag-south-carolina.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=a-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

JAMES KOUFOS AND AN OLD FAMILY FRIEND

Each one of us can light a single candle....even more....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/08/greek-debt-crisis-pensioner-crying_n_7746640.html?utm_hp_ref=good-news

JOE PUGH AND LEAH WASHINGTON

Inspirational young people with grit, determination and grace.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/07/08/alton-towers-victim-joe-pugh-not-angry-at-theme-park_n_7751848.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

ADIDAS HELPS US WALK ON WATER

A Jesus miracle in our high tech age.

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/slam-dunk-for-adidas-createing-shoes-from-ocean-waste/

JOHNNY DEPP'S SPARROW VISITS SICK CHILDREN

When Hollywood's high seas wash up compassion...

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1232/Captain-Jack-Sparrow-Abandons-His-Ship-To-Surprise-Kids-At-A-Children-s-Hospital

KUSUM KUMARI

When a game of football can prove a life changer for women

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/jun/29/football-girls-rural-india-combat-early-marriage-raise-confidence-sport

MUSLIMS OFFER THE BREAD OF LIFE

Faiths may be different, love remains the same....

http://www.northampton-news-hp.co.uk/8203-Volunteers-Muslim-communities/story-26850807-detail/story.html

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

JONATHAN FLEMING

When institutions fail, individuals step in to try and help and heal..

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/strangers-raise-40k-innocent-man-spend-24-years-prison-article-1.1773786

BRENDA HURST, AN EVERYDAY ANGEL

When someone approaches an everyday job in a manner that touches many hearts and then those hearts have a chance to say thank you.....

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1228/School-Custodian-Who-Lost-Home-In-Fire-Gets-New-House-Thanks-To-Students

MUSLIMS RAISE MONEY TO REBUILD BURNED BLACK CHURCHES

The God of love inspiring cooperative, cohesive and creative community.

http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/muslim-charities-are-helping-to-raise-money-for-burned-black-churches-in-the-us--Zy2GDX1YGl

Friday, July 03, 2015

NASIR SOBHANI

The joy when someone rescued returns to rescue....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/02/clean-cut-clean-start_n_7705194.html?1435839005&utm_hp_ref=good-news

MR TUMBLE

Justin Fletcher's uplifting, sensitive, inclusive, loving, joyful and life affirming work.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33250543

MARTUNIS

The tsunami of love....

http://news.sky.com/story/1512477/tsunami-survivor-in-ronaldo-shirt-joins-top-team

DONALD "BOONE" GOULD

The keys to a new life..

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/homeless-piano-player-stuns-passerby-florida/

GRAN FLOWERS

The amazing heroics of a six year old!

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1220/6-Year-Old-Saves-Grandpa-s-Life-After-Both-Flew-Off-In-Jet-Ski-Accident

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

WHEN THE PURPOSE OF MONEY IS TO HELP OTHERS

A giving heart, a gateway to joy..

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/homeless-man-gives-bakc-thousands-of-dollars-twice/

DANIEL CABRERA AND THE PASSION TO LEARN

Where there is the will there can sometimes be a way....

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1221/The-Story-Behind-This-Viral-Photo-Of-A-Boy-Studying-On-The-Street-Is-Heartbreaking-And-Inspiring

ANISA RASOULI AND ASHRAF GHANI

Brave moves from courageous individuals, pioneering a fraught and perilous journey of emancipation.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1191412/

DEBBY TOWNSEND

A mum in a million, with a large heart who won't let death have its day.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3144354/Selfless-mother-terminal-cancer-inspired-cystic-fibrosis-son-10-spend-days-raising-money-fight-disease.html