Friday, June 9, 2017

Christchurch needs a 'sacred space', no matter what its form

From New Zealand-

When Bishop Victoria Matthews, the spiritual leader of the Anglican Church in Canterbury, announced we would have to wait until a meeting of the church's synod in September for a final decision on the fate of Christchurch Cathedral, there was both condemnation and exasperation.

Many, including local politicians, business leaders, developers and media commentators expressed barely concealed fury at yet another delay, accusing the Bishop of placing the central city rebuild in jeopardy.

It would have been easy to join what is a loud and increasing strident chorus condemning the church's lack of progress. After all, the partially ruined cathedral has indeed become a symbol of civic disunity and stagnation at a time when the city is finally embracing optimism and renewal. 

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