John Sentamu is someone we met in 1987 when he was a parish priest in Tulse Hill, London. Imbi and I were both impressed with this former Ugandan barrister and judge who was brutally tortured by Idi Amin’s thugs. This for taking a stand against the corrupt governance of his country. In Tulse Hill, Sentamu was a strong and tender-hearted rector. That strength has remained in evidence (as I’ve watched from a distance) as he has been elevated through the Church of England.
Now, Archbishop of York (who brought me to tears when he referenced David Watson in his installation address two years ago), he has made a strong statement about the ridiculous abuse of power of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe – and the apparent blind eye of the rest of the world to this abuse. This video shows a true church leader in action.
You can also read my friend, John Stanko’s post on his return from Zim yesterday in a post called Turbulence. I went with John to Zim for the first time in 1998. It’s a beautiful country, the former bread basket of Southern Africa, being destroyed by the madness of its present leader. Something has to change!.