New Zealand: Archbishop Brown Turei dies at 92

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET People Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Zealand: Archbishop Brown Turei dies at 92 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Anglican Communion, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DC Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab [Anglican Taonga] Archbishop Brown Turei, one of the leaders of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, died peacefully in Gisborne Hospital on Jan. 9 surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was 92.Turei, who had ties to the Ngati Porou and Te Whanau-a-Apanui Maori tribes, had signaled his intention to retire from ordained ministry earlier last year.He had planned to step down as bishop of Tairawhiti, and also to resign as archbishop and pihopa o Aotearoa – or leader of Te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa, the Maori arm of the Anglican Church – in March this year.“Maoridom and the Anglican Church have lost a leader of enormous stature,” said Archbishop Philip Richardson. “Archbishop Brown was a gentle and wise leader, who brought grace, compassion and insight to all that he did and said.”Archbishops Philip Richardson and Winston Halapua, who have shared the leadership of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia with Turei, say they have lost not only a colleague but also a dear friend.Turei was ordained a deacon in 1949 and a priest the following year.He was chosen as archdeacon of Tairawhiti in 1982, and has had a long association with Hukarere Maori Girls’ College. He became the chaplain there in 1984, and he also served as chaplain of the Napier Prison for four years.His election as Te Pihopa ki Te Tai Rawhiti in 1992 followed the reforms of the Anglican church here in 1990.In 2005, he was elected Te Pihopa o Aotearoa, and in 2006 he was installed as primate and archbishop of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. Last year Turei was made on officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for his services to the church.Turei, who was highly respected for his ability to relate to people across all races and cultures, was the oldest primate in the Anglican Communion. The church is being asked to pray for Turei’s wife Mihi, and his children, grandchildren and extended whanau. Funeral arrangements are yet to be finalized. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Releaselast_img read more

Why People’s Korea needs a strong defense

first_imgThe Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has a right to respond to U.S. imperialism’s attempts to encircle it militarily and strangle it economically. That is why it has added nuclear weapons to its strong armed forces, as deterrents to Washington’s adventurism.The DPRK is not belligerent. The country is defending itself from the most belligerent power the world has ever seen. The U.S. has military bases all over the world — over 1,000. Since 1945, the U.S. has produced 70,000 nuclear warheads, and is the only country to have used such horrific weapons — incinerating more than 200,000 people in August 1945 in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in just two days.The DPRK has no foreign bases. Its military posture is totally defensive. But the government has warned repeatedly in recent days that it would use nuclear weapons if attacked by the U.S.Beginning March 7, the U.S. has been threatening the DPRK with the largest joint military exercises ever, “not only in number of troops, but in terms of equipment, supplies and weapons,” says a military official of the puppet south Korean regime. (The Korea Herald, March 8)Called “Key Resolve” and “Foal Eagle 16,” these large mobilizations on DPRK borders are carrying out the Pentagon’s OPLAN 5015, “a classified war plan signed last year that includes surgical strikes against North Korea’s nuclear, missile and command and control facilities. It also specifically calls for ‘decapitation’ raids by Special Forces to neutralize North Korea’s senior leadership.” (, March 8) Some 17,000 U.S. and 300,000 south Korean puppet troops are participating in these war “games.”Faced with such reckless hostility from the world’s biggest nuclear power, the leaders of the DPRK would be derelict in their duty if they did NOT take strong measures to defend the people of their country and their socialist system.It is the height of shame that Russia and China recently voted with the three other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council — the U.S., Britain and France — to impose greater economic sanctions on the DPRK because it had tested missiles. Are memories really that short? Both the Soviet Union (now Russia) and China had to resist enormous threats from these three nuclear-armed imperialists in order to develop their own defensive weapons.You see, at first only the imperialist victors in World War II — the ones that exploited the labor of half the world’s people through colonialism and neocolonialism — were allowed into the nuclear club. If countries like the Soviet Union and later People’s China were to defend themselves in the virulently anti-communist Cold War that followed the world war, they needed a nuclear deterrent. It cost them dearly, but they paid the price in order to safeguard their independence.U.S. attempts to undermine and overthrow the government of the Workers’ Party of Korea will fail. After nearly 70 years of having to defend themselves from the Pentagon, which has occupied the southern half of the Korean Peninsula since the final days of World War II, the Korean socialists in the North will not be deterred from defending their sovereign right to employ whatever weapons will keep them free from foreign domination.Before the U.S. moved in its troops in 1945, all of Korea had suffered through 35 years of Japanese colonial rule. The revolutionaries who liberated the North from Japan, and then from 1950 to 1953 fought off a massive attempt by the U.S. to resubjugate them, have vowed never to allow such a crime to happen again to their country.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more