Sunday, 12 April 2009

Happy Easter

As an antidote to all the bad behaviour discussed on this blog, here is someone who is a wonderful role model for a better society, John Sentamu, Archbishop of York. Last night Radio 4 did a profile on him.
John Tucker Mugabi Sentamu was born in Uganda in 1947. He came from a poor family, and had to cycle thirteen miles a day to get to school. His diligence paid off and he was a high court judge at the age of twenty-five. He had to flee Uganda after standing up for people’s human rights against Idi Amin. He came to England and obtained a PhD in theology form Cambridge. He has been outspoken on many issues, and is a charismatic, and much loved theologian.
Here is a person who works for the good of others. He is not afraid to stand up for his beliefs, even if others threat him badly. He has offered the hand of friendship to those who have abused him.

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