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Archbishop urges peace in Bermuda: CEN 10.09.09 p 6. October 11, 2009

Posted by geoconger in Archbishop of York, Bermuda, Church of England Newspaper.

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The Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu has called upon the people of Bermuda to embrace a culture of forgiveness in world awash in violence.

Preaching at Holy Trinity Cathedral and to an open air congregation at the island’s Arboretum in Devonshire parish, Dr. Sentamu was the principal speaker for a series of celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of the church in Bermuda, entitled Faith Venture 2009. (On July 25, 1609 the Sea Venture, an English merchant ship sailing for Jamestown was wrecked on Bermuda, marking the first landing on the island.)

In his evening sermon, Dr. Sentamu spoke of the war and violence dividing mankind. “You know friends, child soldiers carry and use AK45’s, you know arms manufacturers make millions out of this misery and computer games teach children hideous violence on screen, giving young people the thrill of violence supposedly without its spills,” he said.

“If only, Jesus cried over Jerusalem, these people knew the way to real peace. Friends I have an amazing message, the message of forgiveness; the message of reconciliation is not an easy one, as they can tell us in South Africa, or Congo, or Northern Ireland, but friends it works.”

“Forgiveness of sins is at the heart of the gospel and for God’s greatest gift within each one of us is forgiveness for past sins, new life in the present and then hope for the future.”

“Here in Bermuda as in all parts of the world should we not be praying for a fresh wave of reconciliation,” Dr. Sentamu asked.


1. Egbeorisa - November 9, 2009

The worse rape of africa and his slaves are the lack of support for Orisa religion. The question remains do you really want reconciliation with we so called paganists.

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