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 with 5 children.

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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

Saturday, August 29, 2015

CHEN XINGYIN

Inspirational determination.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/man-with-no-arms-feeds-mother_55ddfb80e4b0a40aa3ad20a2?a76tj4i&utm_hp_ref=good-news

THE SUN SMILES ON THE STUDENTS

A new dawn of possibilities.

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/kenyan-villages-get-solar-powered-classroom-in-a-box/

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GAVIN NORE

How a President can help and protect the vulnerable..and how the pen of a child can bear a mighty gratitude.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-boy-who-asked-obama-about-stem-cell-research-in-2007-writes-to-say-it-saved-his-life_55ddc06ce4b08cd3359df49e?utm_hp_ref=good-news&ir=Good%2BNews&section=good-news&kvcommref=mostpopular

DR BINDESHWAR PATHAK - THE 'TOILET MAN'

So much is changed when attending to the basic things...

 

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/meet-toilet-man-india-150820085220487.html

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

JAMIE HARRINGTON

The "Are you okay? " that changed a world...

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/teens-simple-question-saves-a-mans-life-baby-is-named-after-him/

THE BASSO FAMILY BEAR IT ALL

Beautiful images....

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1289/WATCH-Family-Of-Bears-Has-A-Pool-Party-Forgets-To-Tell-Homeowners

MOHAMMAD "ABU QASEM" QUSAM GHOUZLAN

Creating a circus in the midst of destruction.....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/syrian-refugee-camp-circus-school_55d3680fe4b055a6dab195a3?3sqvvx6r&utm_hp_ref=good-news

AZZA FAIAD

Through the mind of the young, through the genius of a young woman, we learn how to transform waste into fuel.

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/teenage-girl-turns-plastic-trash-into-million-dollar-biofuel/

Saturday, August 15, 2015

JESSICA COLLETTI

The love that knows no bounds. The true Madonna spirit, whose generosity never runs dry, whose womb bears life, whose soul bears compassion, who cradles the hungry, opens her home and blesses the world with a heart, 'simple with giving, gives the primal deed, the first good world'.

http://www.medicaldaily.com/pulse/milk-brothers-life-pennsylvania-mom-jessica-colletti-lets-her-friends-son-breastfeed-347376

LAURENCE CHANDLER - A 12 YEAR OLD INSPIRATION

Such a story should be front page headlines in the nationals.

A superb effort from a remarkable young man with a good heart.

May he be one that helps change the world for the better.

http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/12-year-old-Laurence-Chandler-Bristol-cycles-1/story-27607963-detail/story.html

PHYLLIS SHAUGHNESSY

 It is so much better to give than to receive....even at great grandmother age!

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/great-grandma-delivers-bag-lunches-to-feed-200-needy-kids-every-day/

ABDUL AL-ARBASH

Such are the saints, the holy people, the gracious and the unselfish, whose names should be carved in stone on a central United Nations memorial, embedded in international stories of heroism, retold in the holy buildings of every faith, celebrated in every culture, borne in every heart.

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1281/Four-Brave-Men-Made-The-Ultimate-Sacrifice-To-Save-Hundreds-From-A-Suicide-Bomber

REMEMBER THE BRAVE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES TO SAVE US FROM EBOLA

The nurses, the doctors, the scientists, the outreach medical teams, educators, police, public officials, local and foreign volunteers, the armed services, the charities, victim collectors, grave diggers, hospital and clinic builders, drivers and the everyday folk.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/10/sierra-leone-ebola-public-gatherings-ban-lifted-president-koroma

NASRUDDIN KHUDABAKSH MANSURI

Bless the everyday guardian angels....

http://www.siasat.com/news/video-muslim-tailor-saves-thakur-turned-superhero-813526/

MUSLIMS, SIKHS AND CHRISTIANS AGAINST HATRED AND INTOLERANCE OF JEWS

All good people and all true Godly people are identified by their unity in the face of hatred...

http://www.woai.com/articles/woai-local-news-sponsored-by-five-star-cleaners-119078/fbi-develops-a-person-of-interest-13854813

Thursday, August 13, 2015

JADEN HAYES

The smile that keeps the clouds at bay

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/orphan-who-lost-both-parents-has-new-purpose-making-strangers-smile/

DAWN AND ALLISON DINKELACKE

My bun - her oven

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1277/Woman-Gives-Birth-To-Her-Cancer-Surviving-Twin-Sister-s-Baby

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A YEAR WITHOUT POLIO

Amid the backward steps, a ray of light....

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/12/health/a-milestone-in-africa-one-year-without-a-case-of-polio.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=Moth-Visible&module=inside-nyt-region&region=inside-nyt-region&WT.nav=inside-nyt-region&_r=0

JAMES MOSES

When reading is a pathway to loving...

http://america.aljazeera.com/blogs/scrutineer/2015/8/4/al-jazeera-reader-clears-ex-felons-debt.html

BROOK OCHOA

It is in the power of each of us to change the world.

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1275/She-Heard-A-Woman-Ask-For-A-Table-For-One-What-She-Did-Next-Is-Wonderful

THE ORDINARY PEOPLE WELCOMING MIGRANTS

Sometimes it's the people who have to show the politicians how to respond...

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/03/europeans-who-welcome-migrants

DANIEL CABRERA AND HIS BIG MAC BREAK

When diligence brings unexpected reward...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/daniel-cabrera-education-scholarship_55c4e685e4b0923c12bcb3a0?x1vvaemi&utm_hp_ref=good-news

HIJABI HERO

The hand of compassion that links us all

http://ilmfeed.com/hijabi-hero-rescues-schoolgirl-from-oncoming-train/

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

JANET GOLDMAN, A JEWISH TEACHER IN A MUSLIM SCHOOL

Bless the brave who shatter stereotypes and build bridges to a better world...

http://blog.timesunion.com/muslimwomen/a-jewish-teacher-at-an-islamic-school/6532/

KARINA CHIKITOVA AND NAIDA HER SAVIOUR DOG

When a 5 year old has a furry guardian angel...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3193550/Remarkable-recovery-Mowgli-girl-5-survived-12-nights-Siberian-wilderness.html

THE GOOD SIDE OF GROUP POWER

When hands joined can save the world.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3193721/Amazing-moment-30-passers-lift-taxi-woman-crash-London.html

THE MENTAWAI TRIBE

Oh protect the ancient differences from the invasion of the McDonald and Coca culture of the 'West'.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3193591/Life-tattooed-Indonesian-tribe-sharpen-teeth-chisels-decorate-homes-skulls.html

Monday, August 10, 2015

ZION HARVEY

When dreams come true....

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/boy-8-gets-double-hand-transplant-surgical-first-n399811

JEREMY ADAM SMITH

We can't take goodness for granted but it is the path to health and life for all.

http://positivenews.org.uk/2015/economics_innovation/science/18126/evolving-science-of-human-goodness/

Friday, August 07, 2015

ALISTAIR CAMPBELL

When a tattoo is etched in love

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1271/Dad-Gets-A-Tattoo-To-Match-His-Daughter-s-Cochlear-Implant

FETHULLAH UZUMCUOGLU AND ESRA POLAT

When a wedding is truly a celebration of love

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/turkey/11783353/Meet-the-Turkish-couple-who-spent-their-wedding-day-feeding-4000-Syrian-refugees.html

Sunday, August 02, 2015

OVER 100,000 HAVE HOLY COMMUNION FROM THE GOLDEN TEMPLE EVERYDAY

Love, equality and provision at the heart of Sikhism...

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/worlds-largest-free-kitchen-feeds-100000-a-day-in-golden-temple/

DAWSON TAMATEA AND THE HAKA

The passion, respect, precision and order from this group of young people are inspiring..

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/happy-videos/2823/The-Entire-School-Showed-Up-At-This-Teacher-s-Funeral-When-They-Do-This-I-Got-Goosebumps

MUSLIM WOMEN SUPERHEROES

Spread the good news.....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lila-igram/muslim-women-superheroes_b_7849236.html