Friday, 7 January 2011

Violence in Alexandria

Gerald Butt reports in the Church Times that Christians fear more violence after fatal bomb attack in Alexandria.

Bishop David Hamid reports on his blog the invitation from the Coptic community in the UK to join them on Sunday: Pray for Christians in Egypt this Sunday.

The Church Times has a leading article: Signs of hope after Christmas attacks.

So also does the Tablet: Martyrdom in the proper sense.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Friday, 7 January 2011 at 9:13am GMT | TrackBack
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So where's Bishop Nazir-Ali in all of this? At the time of his retirement, The Times reported that he "intends to use his expertise as an Islamic scholar to work in Pakistan where he was born and in the Middle East to build bridges between Christians and Muslims". Haven't seen any report of his presence or intervention in recent anti-Christian attacks in Egypt & Iraq.

Three months ago a detailed list of the bishop's recent and scheduled activities, prepared by John B Chilton, was published on the Episcopal Café website. Prominent among them was his appointment as "Visiting Bishop of Anglican Communion Relations" for the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina at the diocese's October nullification convention. However, Mr Chilton concluded his list with the observation "Building bridges to the Muslim community? Not".

Posted by: Lapinbizarre on Saturday, 8 January 2011 at 5:54pm GMT

He's too busy railing at Elton John

Posted by: John Roch on Tuesday, 11 January 2011 at 5:25pm GMT
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