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Apr 18, 2012

Olympics-Stratford: a tale of two worlds

LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) – The attention of the world will
be on London’s Olympic Park in 100 days’ time, but Nigerian
tourist Olatunde Ojo’s more immediate focus is spending money at
the adjoining super-sized shopping mall.

“I’ve come to see Westfield,” the 32-year-old public health
worker said, taking photographs of his friends standing outside
the shopping complex.

Apr 16, 2012

Protest groups set to ramp up Olympic campaigns

LONDON (Reuters) – Green groups have formed a coalition against three high-profile London 2012 sponsors including Dow Chemical, the latest in a wave of protests that have heightened fears that demonstrators are ramping up their campaigns in the run-up to the Games in nearly 100 days’ time.

The coalition, which launched the campaign “Greenwash Gold 2102″ on Monday, argues that Dow Chemical, oil company BP and mining giant Rio Tinto should not be involved in the Olympics because of their environmental records.

Apr 16, 2012

Protest groups set to ramp up Games campaigns

LONDON (Reuters) – Green groups have formed a coalition against three high-profile London 2012 sponsors, the latest in a wave of protests that have heightened fears that demonstrators are ramping up their campaigns in the run-up to the Games in nearly 100 days’ time.

The coalition, which launched the campaign “Greenwash Gold 2102″ on Monday, argues that Dow Chemical, oil company BP and mining giant Rio Tinto should not be involved in the Olympics because of their environmental records.

Apr 16, 2012

Olympics-Protest groups set to ramp up Games campaigns

LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) – Green groups have formed a
coalition against three high-profile London 2012 sponsors, the
latest in a wave of protests that have heightened fears that
demonstrators are ramping up their campaigns in the run-up to
the Games in nearly 100 days’ time.

The coalition, which launched the campaign “Greenwash Gold
2102″ on Monday, argues that Dow Chemical, oil company BP and
mining giant Rio Tinto should not be involved in the Olympics
because of their environmental records.

Mar 26, 2012
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Church of England votes down Covenant for more global Anglican unity

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(Church-goers arrive for a Christmas carol service at Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, England, December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett)

A proposed deal to hold the worldwide Anglican Communion together amid divisions over homosexuality and same-sex unions appears to be in tatters after the mother church, the Church of England, voted to reject it.

Mar 24, 2012

English church votes down pact to unite Anglicans

LONDON (Reuters) – A proposed deal to hold the worldwide Anglican Communion together amid divisions over homosexuality and same-sex unions appeared to be in tatters on Saturday after the mother church, the Church of England, voted to reject it.

Analysts said the Church’s decision effectively derailed the adoption of the pact throughout the Communion, a loose family of 38 national and regional churches, and raised questions about whether the Christian alliance could stay united.

Mar 19, 2012

year-old will help carry London flame

LONDON (Reuters) – Olympic organisers have unveiled the white and gold kit to be worn by torchbearers as they carry the flame on its 8,000-mile journey around Britain plus the name of a 99-year-old who will take part.

Dinah Gould, who will be a centenarian by the time she walks a 300-metre leg along the streets of London, was not born when the city staged its first Olympics in 1908 but remembers when the capital hosted the 1948 Games.

Mar 19, 2012

Olympics-100-year-old will help carry London flame

LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) – Olympic organisers have
unveiled the white and gold kit to be worn by torchbearers as
they carry the flame on its 8,000-mile journey around Britain
plus the name of a 99-year-old who will take part.

Dinah Gould, who will be a centenarian by the time she walks
a 300-metre leg along the streets of London, was not born when
the city staged its first Olympics in 1908 but remembers when
the capital hosted the 1948 Games.

Mar 16, 2012

Williams quits as Anglican head, says successor needs “rhino skin”

LONDON (Reuters) – Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, who has agonized about schisms in the Anglican Communion over women and gay bishops and same-sex unions, announced unexpectedly on Friday that he would step down at the end of the year.

He said it was time to move on after a decade as archbishop and his new post as master of Magdelene College at Cambridge University would give him the time “which I have longed for” to think and write about the Church.

Mar 16, 2012
via FaithWorld

Rowan Williams quits as Anglican leader, says successor needs a “rhino skin”

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(Britain's Queen Elizabeth (R) 'Exchanges the Peace' with the Archbishop of York John Sentamu (2nd L), watched by Prince Philip (REAR) and the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, during the ninth Inauguration of the General Synod at Westminster Abbey, in central London November 23, 2010. REUTERS/Dan Kitwood)

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, who has agonised about keeping his Anglican Communion from splitting over women and gay bishops and same-sex unions, announced unexpectedly on Friday that he would step down at the end of the year.

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