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, April 29, 2016

THE 37 BILLION CHARITABLE GIFT AND PHILANTHROPY IS IN THE GENES

Sowing seeds of hope and harvesting love....
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/farmer-son-of-warren-buffett-plans-to-feed-the-world/
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Daily Bread

“Useful pain comes to you when you are taking risks, and acting out of love and adventure. It is trying to make you more loving, expansive. The pain is demanding we rise to the occasion.” – Rob Brezsny,
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

WOMEN BREAKING FREE

Daring...dangerous...destiny...
https://www.buzzfeed.com/aliciamelvillesmith/these-arab-women-are-making-some-of-the-fiercest-funniest-vi?utm_term=.ah0zoPkDR#.xim8P5aRD
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INSPIRATIONAL ALEX LEWIS AND FAMILY

Extraordinary courage, inspirational love....
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3562265/He-looked-recoiled-horror-Father-lost-three-limbs-half-face-flesh-eating-bug-recalls-heartbreaking-moment-son-no-longer-bear-kiss-him.html
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WOMEN OF HAITI

Poignant photography...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stunning-photos-that-capture-the-spirit-of-the-women-of-haiti_us_571e4f35e4b0d0042da9de28?ir=Good+News&section=us_good-news&utm_hp_ref=good-news
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POSITIVE JOURNALISM

Michael Møller, director general at the United Nations Office at Geneva, called for reporting to be based on “facts and empathy” to a much greater degree than at present, and said “bringing in more positive, solution-focused stories is a must.”https://www.positive.news/2016/society/media/21126/media-needs-find-responsibility-says-un-director-general/
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ULUKAYA'S VISIONARY ACTIONS

The one who remembers with gratitude and resolve....
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/immigrant-ceo-shares-millions-with-workers-at-chobani/
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Daily Bread

“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” Epictetus
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

KELLY HYLES

A tale of how to journey well....

She cherished her opportunities.
She knew she was only human and would make mistakes.
She realised the key was how you handle those mistakes.
And how you overcome obstacles.
She worked hard.
She was well supported by others who gave their all for her all.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/high-school-senior-who-immigrated-from-guyana-accepted-to-all-ivy-league-schools_us_571df6ace4b0d912d5ff082b?wdodaq6uekz6ko6r&utm_hp_ref=good-news
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BUYING BACK OUR WORLD

people power.....
https://www.positive.news/2016/environment/21094/crowdfunding-puts-new-zealand-beach-public-hands/
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THE INDIAN FUSION'S FOOD OF LOVE

Each of us has our part to play in loving...

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1610/This-Indian-Restaurant-In-Canada-Offers-Free-Meals-To-Anyone-Who-Can-t-Afford-To-Pay
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Daily Bread

"Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

PERO COME HOME!

It's Lassie all over again...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3558096/Sheepdog-makes-incredible-12-day-240-mile-journey-original-owner-running-new-farmhouse.html
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ALOHA

The golden rule for life.....
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/army-veteran-surfing-hawaii_us_571a927de4b0d0042da94c22?utm_hp_ref=good-news
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Daily Bread

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Isaac Newton

“Circumstance does not make us. Circumstance reveals us to ourselves.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 
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Monday, April 25, 2016

LA PASION RIVER FIGHTS BACK

The palms that can't be oiled....
https://www.positive.news/2016/environment/21066/court-ruling-advances-case-ecocide-law/
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OFFICER JOSHUA SCAGLIONE AND A CHILD SEAT

The best form of policing.....
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1611/Police-Officer-s-Act-Of-Kindness-Brings-Struggling-Father-To-Tears
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE IS INNOCENT-HE HELPED STOP A PAEDOPHILE

A MUSLIM KING'S KINDNESS TO JESUS

The way to peace, a world united, hearts in accord.
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/jordans-muslim-king-to-fund-restoration-of-tomb-of-jesus/
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Daily Bread

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
Mary Oliver

“Cheerfulness, like spring, opens all the blossoms of the inward person.” – Jean Paul Richter
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Friday, April 22, 2016

ALEXEI - PLAYING THE PIANO WITHOUT HANDS

The music of endeavour and personal courage
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/alexei-romanov-teen-born-without-hands-plays-the-piano-beautifully_us_5717a722e4b06f35cb715ea7?ch4io7iwlw2b4vx6r&utm_hp_ref=good-news
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HAIDARA - A LIBRARIAN THAT HELPED SAVE THE WORD

"....a jihadist in the original and best sense of the word: one who struggles against evil ideas, desires and anger in himself and subjugates them to reason and obedience to God’s commands. "
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-librarian-who-saved-timbuktus-cultural-treasures-from-al-qaeda-1460729998
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LAILA - THE TEMPEST

The brave, braving a new world...
http://money.cnn.com/interactive/technology/15-questions-with-laila-alawa/index.html?sr=fbmoney04151615-questions-with-laila-alawa1048AMVODtopLink&linkId=23465573
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MARTY BURBANK - GIVE UNTIL IT HURTS...

Swapping a cruiser for 26 careers...
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1606/Instead-Of-Buying-A-Boat-This-Guy-Is-Sending-An-Entire-Kindergarten-Class-To-College
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DELVAR - THE ANGEL WHO RECYCLES GARBAGE INTO LOVE

How your can transform your everyday job......
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/little-girl-has-best-birthday-ever-thanks-to-kind-garbageman/
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Daily Bread

“Nonviolence means avoiding not only physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a person, but you refuse to hate them.” – Martin Luther King, Jr
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DR JIM WITHERS

An angel on the streets....
http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=5989
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Friday, April 15, 2016

REFUGEES WELCOME

Opening our hearts leads to the opening of our front doors...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/refugees-deeply-german-citizens-open-door_us_570fb7a5e4b0ffa5937e5d32?ir=Good+News&section=us_good-news&utm_hp_ref=good-news
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MOHAMMED NISAR AND A BAG OF DOSH

When honesty clearly creates a picture of health!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3026622/Return-trip-Honest-cabbie-hands-10-000-cash-passenger-left-taxi.html
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INKY'S UNLIKELY ESCAPE

Where are the suckers now!
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1601/Inky-The-Octopus-Made-A-Great-Escape-From-The-National-Aquarium-In-New-Zealand
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Daily Bread

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
William James

"Uncertainty is the very condition that impels us to unfold our powers." Erich Fromm,
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

GOLDEN APPLE AWARD FOR TEACHER LAILA EL-AMIN

She has a strict but fair approach that emphasizes perseverance, strength and female self-empowerment...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-golden-apple-aqsa-st-0413-20160412-story.html
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THE GIFT OF THE SUN

The gift of human ingenuity....
https://www.positive.news/2016/environment/energy/20917/worlds-largest-solar-plant-begins-morocco/
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THE MUSIC OF LOVE

The music that unites every heart
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/orchestra-replaces-homeless-mans-stolen-violin/
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Daily Bread

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.
Phyllis Theroux
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

MUSLIMS FOR DEMOCRACY

Daring evolution.
https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/31/how-tunisias-islamists-embraced-democracy-ennahda/
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TIGER TIGER BURNING BRIGHT

Encouraging!
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1598/World-s-Wild-Tiger-Count-Rises-For-The-First-Time-In-More-Than-100-Years
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE IS INNOCENT-HE HELPED STOP A PAEDOPHILE

JAKE AUSTIN'S BAPTISM OF LOVE

When the heart showers goodness....
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/shower-people-box-truck-delivers-hot-showers-homeless/
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Daily Bread

What we need is not the will to believe but the will to find out.
Bertrand Russell
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SWEET SILENCE

The chance to regenerate -
http://www.dailygood.org/story/1237/why-silence-is-so-good-for-your-brain-carolyn-gregoire/
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

MUSLIMS AND JEWS WORKING TOGETHER

It's how peace flourishes...
https://www.facebook.com/sholom.neistein/videos/10154162616266189/?fref=nf
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REWILDING OUR HUMAN NATURE

Breaking free from the constraints.....
https://www.positive.news/2016/environment/20749/rewilding-human-nature/
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SHIRLEY - THE SUPER GRANDMA

Just never stop living.....
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1590/78-Year-Old-Grandma-Couldn-t-Get-Out-Of-Her-Chair-Now-She-Deadlifts-225-Pounds-At-The-Gym
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HELP

It's all in a word...
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/us-navy-rescues-ship-wreck-survivors-spell-help-beach/
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Daily Bread

“Without risk, faith is an impossibility.” – Soren Kierkegaard
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