The Father Who Killed His Son

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A Moment of Grace

041614_The_Father_Who_Kiled_His_Son_eblast His father killed him. He showed him no mercy. Killed him in a most terrible manner. Slowly, painfully, intentionally. He slaughtered his own son. A son that was all a father could wish for. A son who honored his father. A son he loved. He killed his own son!

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African Feminisms and Grant-Making: In Conversation with Amina Doherty

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I had the great privilege this week to meet some powerful women from across Africa, and the world, at a meeting convened by Just Associates (JASS) to discuss among other things, feminist movement building across southern Africa.

What I found most refreshing was the openness of the space, and those involved within it. I also had the fortune to finally meet Amina Doherty, who brings a young, fresh and politicised perspective to funding and resource mobilisation for women’s organising. The Founding Coordinator of the Young Feminist Fund (FRIDA), Amina – who has since moved to other professional spaces – carries within her years of experience navigating the difficult terrain of funding African women’s initiatives.

In the interview, I ask her questions around whether she thinks funding is a progressive strategy for African women’s organising, and how to ensure donor accountability and openness when it comes to grant-making. Our conversation is enriching…

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Heard Around the World: An Open Letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury

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Dear Most Reverend Sir,

I greet you in the loving name of our Courageous Lord and Reigning Savior, Jesus Christ. I hail from the Diocese of West Missouri of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. I write you this letter in response to your recent comments regarding marriage equality and its place in the Anglican Church (of which, as you know, the Episcopal Church is a part). More specifically, I write this letter in response to your comments regarding the effect that the American Church’s stance on marriage equality has had on Christians in Africa.

In your recent LBC radio interview, a woman inquired as to why the issue of marriage equality wasn’t being left up to the “consciences” of individual clergy the same way that remarriage after divorce was a few decades ago. In response you made a statement that I want to use as…

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