Jun 24, 2011

Michelle Obama to Archbishop Desmond Tutu: "You are a special person...a very healthy person". Meanwhile, ++Rowan Williams ¨challenges exploitation¨ with dangerous and exploiting Anglican schismatics in Kenya

¨U.S First Lady Michelle Obama ended her week-long visit to South Africa by meeting the Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu - and getting a bit of a workout.¨
Cape Town —

¨...They visited the famous Cape Town Stadium in which some of the 2010 World Cup games were played, where the First Lady encouraged young people to protect themselves against HIV/Aids and use sport to stay healthy.
¨merits of healthy living.¨
¨U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama shows off her football skills as she advises children on the merits of healthy living.

"You are VS - very special people," said Tutu in his cheery voice soon after he stepped into the room filled with young people and the media. He encouraged the youth to reach for the stars so that they can be anything they want to be in life.

The First Lady began her speech by joking with the Archbishop: "You are also a special person". Obama backed Tutu's words by telling them that one has to be a "VHP" - very healthy person - to inspire very special people...¨  please read it all, HERE

Meanwhile in Kenya —

Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury fails to mention the Anglican Church of Kenya´s unhealthy OPPOSITION to the now-in-place, new inclusive Constitution that the Church fought to defeat!
Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams (right) and his Kenyan counterpart, GAFCON schismatic chairman, Eliud Wabukala during golden jubilee celebrations at ACK Cathedral, Nakuru on June 19, 2011.
Dr Rowan urged the church to take centre stage in efforts on peace and reconciliation. 

¨Speaking at Nakuru's ACK Cathedral in a commemoration of the church's 50th anniversary, Archbishop Williams told church leaders they must stand up against land and money grabbers. "It will pit you against some of the most powerful individuals but God is always on the side of the righteous," the principal leader of the Church of England said.

He said that the church in Africa must be at the forefront in challenging greed and exploitation especially at a time of strife. He said the church in Kenya, Congo, Nigeria, Sudan, Zimbabwe and Pakistan are going through especially tough times and the faith and resilience of the faithful in these countries is a shining beacon to Christians in other parts of the world.

Archbishop Williams lauded the Kenyan church for its role in national healing and reconciliation following the 2007 post-election violence. He urged Christians to act as a force of peace and reconciliation in the country ahead of next year's polls. "You must learn to live together as neighbours, loving and caring for each other as Christ has directed," the clergyman said.

Archbishop Williams was accompanied by Archbishop Eliud Wabukala who will play host to him until June 23. The church leader is expected to pay a courtesy call to President Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga on April 22 before proceeding with the next phase of his African visit to Eastern Congo. HERE

Out of touch Anglican Church in Kenya Archbishop Eliud Wabukala recently was elected as Gafcon schismatics chairman
¨The actions and omissions of the Church leadership over the past five years point to a deepening crisis. The church seems unable to find the voice of the populi, which should concern the hierarchies of the Pentecostal, Anglican and Catholic denominations.¨

·  Thanks to All Africa, sidebar
·  Thanks to Andre van Wyk
·  Thanks to Archbishop Desmond Tutu
·  Thanks to U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama
·  Thanks to Photo/SULEIMAN MBATIAH , Kenya
·  Thanks to The Daily Nation, Kenya

1 comment:

Grandmère Mimi said...

What a wonderful photo of dear Tutu and Michelle.