Zimbabwe military Won’t Allow Chamisa To Enter State House should he win the election, Declares Minister Mukupe

“Good evening Zimbabwe. Thank you so much.  Last night I congratulated CDE Mr. Nelson Chamisa and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. 

I hope CDE Mr. Chamisa will be a successful president for all Zimbabweans. This is not the outcome we worked so hard for and I’m sorry Zanu (PF) did not win this election this time for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country. 

This is painful and it will be for a long time but I want you to remember this – our campaign was never about one person or even one election. It was about the country we love and about building a Zimbabwe that’s hopeful, inclusive and bighearted.

The military, security agencies and my cabinet have since started the transitional process as far as the organs of government and state are concerned. Statement from the Office of the outgoing President of The Republic of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa (Only in Crimson Tazvinzwa’s dreams).

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President Nelson Chamisa, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T)

In a ‘scare crow’ speech, Deputy Finance Minister Terrence Mukupe has declared the army will not allow MDC leader Nelson Chamisa to enter state house should he win the July 30 poll.

The Finance Minister (dep)’s comments come at a time when the Zimbabwean government is seeking international recognition as a civilian state, not a military one. It also comes as the President sought to assert that the November military coup was a civilian transition and nothing to do with the military.

Mukupe said soldiers did not remove Robert Mugabe so to pass on the Presidency to a young inexperienced Nelson Chamisa.

He made these comments while addressing a cell group in Mandara, Harare.

He began by saying, “let us be truthful, our nation where it is and where it is going , it needs an elderly person with a steady hand, who will stabilise things.  For me to say the army took over the country from vaMugabe so that they can hand over to a young man who is talking about spaghetti roads, and talking about impregnating all women. Isn’t you heard him saying these things?

“After saying these things, you say Mnangagwa if he wins I will give him my sister, it is almost being scornful of all women. Imagine me telling you that I want to impregnate all you women, would you vote for me?

“This is what I am saying, even I myself I want to rule, do you hear?  No one refuses to sit in a Mercedes Benz and get all the sirens, but these things have their own time. I don’t think I have the maturity level to get the whole country and the soldiers now saluting me(di; but I heard him saying at one time saying he is already rehearsing performing Presidential guard inspections like this…”

Korean leaders meet after Trump threatens to quit Kim summit

Are the two Koreans going it alone? Trumpless? If they are that’s really a very good move, for too many cooks spoil the broth as we know; with a cocktail of negotiators, some of them self imposing as stakeholders, when in reality they are not – and most of them with hidden agendas anyway.

History shows us that often political resolutions that are effective and long-term in scope are those which emerge from within, homegrown. Look were Americans have been. Afghans were left in the doghouse, so were the Iraqis, Libyans and about almost the Syrians. Iranians could easily be.

Look at the bear-hug displayed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea. It is like two long lost friends or brothers who have just been reunited. They jelly. It doesn’t look like these two leaders are planning for their two countries to go to war any time soon.

The two Korean leaders like, understand and respect each. They jelly. And let them, for goodness sake. Unfortunately it is an outsider who is scuppering the ‘Come Dine With Me’ episode.

Moon and Kim know what they want for their two beloved countries and people. It is the uninvited guest; for some reasons who does not appreciate the value of South Korea’s detente with North Korea, and who experiments with diplomacy  or does not care – making and unmaking decisions of this magnitude in a whim reflecting sensitivity only towards the opinion of their electoral base back home. … Crimson Tazvinzwa

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© Provided by AFP North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Moon Jae-in met in the border truce village where they held their first summit last month

North and South Korea’s leaders held surprise talks on Saturday after President Donald Trump cast an uncertain pall over the turbulent Korean peninsula by cancelling a historic summit with Pyongyang only to suggest it might still go ahead.

Photos released by South Korea showed President Moon Jae-in shaking hands with his counterpart Kim Jong Un on the North Korean side of the Demilitarised Zone separating the two nations.

South Korea’s presidential Blue House said the two leaders held talks for two hours on Saturday afternoon in the same Panmunjom truce village where they had met last month, making a declaration vowing to improve ties.

“They exchanged views and discussed ways to implement the Panmunjom Declaration and to ensure a successful US North Korea summit,” the Blue House said in a statement, adding Moon would make a personal statement on Sunday morning.

On Thursday Trump rattled the region by cancelling his meeting with Kim which had been due to take place in Singapore on June 12 citing “open hostility” from Pyongyang.

But within 24 hours he reversed course saying it could still go ahead after productive talks were held with North Korean officials.

– Remarkable detente –

The original decision to abandon the historic summit blindsided South Korea which had been brokering a remarkable detente between Washington and Pyongyang after months of Kim and Trump trading insults and threats of war.

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Pictures released by the Blue House showed Moon also shaking hands with Kim’s sister Kim Yo Jong, who has played a major public role in recent talks with the South, including leading a delegation across the border during February’s Winter Olympics.

The spy chiefs from both sides were at the meeting according to the photos.

The meeting between Moon and Kim took place in a grand building on the North Korean side of Panmunjom, a surreal and heavily fortified village that lies between the two countries and marks the spot where the armistice ending the Korean War in 1953 was signed.

Only last month the two leaders met in the same village, with Kim famously inviting Moon to step briefly into the North before they both held talks in a building on the South’s side.

Saturday’s meeting is only the fourth time serving leaders of the two Koreas, who remain technically at war, have ever met.

Unlike last month’s summit, which was held in front of live TV cameras, Saturday’s meeting took place in utmost secrecy, with reporters only being told after the face to face had taken place.

– Roller coaster –

The meeting is the latest remarkable chapter in a roller coaster few months on the Korean peninsula. Last year Trump and Kim were threatening war after Pyongyang tested its most powerful nuclear bomb to date and launched test missiles it said were capable of reaching the United States.

Tensions were calmed after Moon grabbed an olive branch from Kim who offered to send a delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, sparking a major detente that led to Trump agreeing to hold direct talks with Pyongyang.

But in recent weeks the summit had been thrown into doubt by increasingly bellicose rhetoric from both top US administration officials and Pyongyang.

Trump eventually pulled the plug on talks in a personal letter to Kim on Thursday.

But he left the door open to future meetings and Pyongyang’s immediate reaction was to say it was willing to sit down “at any time”, prompting Trump to reply that the Singapore summit could still take place.

Koh Yu-hwan, am expert on Korean relations at Dongguk University, said Saturday’s meeting between Moon and Kim increased the likelihood of the Singapore summit taking place as originally intended.

“Today’s summit is aimed at resolving the misunderstanding caused by communcation glitches between Washington and Pyongyang and lay the groundwork for the US-North Korea sumnmit,” he told AFP.

The life and strangely sexual death of Nelson Rockfeller – Eugene S. Robinson

Brobdingnagian, a word penned by Jonathan Swift in Gulliver’s Travels, comes closest to describing politician Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller’s peregrinations on this planet as a man of both towering intellect and colossal blind spots. Which also probably pegs his appeal, since there have not been many figures in public life who were so public about their thinking even when they thought stupid stuff — Bill Clinton came close and exceeded Rockefeller in craft by a full measure.

Or, in Rockefeller’s case, did stupid stuff. Like? Like in 1972, when, as governor of New York, he set the National Guard loose on rioting inmates at Attica Prison, which left 39 people dead, 10 of them hostages. And then breezily explained it away later while chatting with President Richard Nixon by saying, according to The New York Times, “That’s life.”

ROCKEFELLER WAS THE RAREST OF CREATURES — ONE THAT WE DON’T SEE MUCH OF THESE DAYS: ALIBERAL REPUBLICAN.

Heavy, and existentially so, but in keeping with the man who, on a campaign swing in 1976 as vice president to Gerald Ford, greeted hecklers with a raised middle finger, for a time dubbed the Rockefeller Salute, and refused to apologize for it. Because? Well, because he was Nelson Rockefeller. Who held the special salute long enough for people in the press pool to get all the photos they needed.

“Not bad for a Dartmouth man,” says former Newsdayreporter Ed Newton, laughing. But outside of being a reliable generator of comedy, Rockefeller was the rarest of creatures — one that we don’t see much of these days: a liberal Republican. “Reagan and Goldwater didn’t have the time of day for him,” says Newton. For good reasons, they thought. Rockefeller gave somewhat of a damn about the environment, and he spent money on education. Indeed, it was largely through his agency that the multicampus State University of New York was created. And the capper for some of the more doctrinaire Republicans: Through investment in New York State’s infrastructure, he was in tight with the unions.

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Nelson A. Rockefeller in the late 1950s, when he first sought the governorship of New York.© SOURCE BETTMANN/GETTY

See, Rockefeller was the grandson of both the man widely held to be the wealthiest American of all time, as well as the richest person in modern history, according to PBS and Fortune magazine. Nevertheless, oilman John D. Rockefeller was a pragmatist. With a schoolteacher mother and an education forged in a tony Upper West Side experimental school staffed with teachers from Columbia University’s Teachers College, Rockefeller did end up being a Dartmouth man. Cum laude, no less. And, as time unspooled, not only would Rocky work in the family concerns, which at that point included, well, everything from oil to banking, and dabble in the requisite rich-guy stuff involving universities, art and museums, but he would also pursue the aforementioned crazy career in the public sector. In addition to vice president and governor, Rockefeller did time, twice, as a cabinet secretary. First as assistant secretary of state for American republic affairs under Roosevelt and then Truman. And second as under secretary of health, education and welfare in the Eisenhower administration. But that high-profile public service is not how he’s remembered or why we’re talking about him here.  Here’s why. Rockefeller died from a heart attack on Jan. 26, 1979, at age 70, not that surprising, even if, as I spread out the paper that fateful morning, I was surprised. (Rockefeller was fond of seeing a psychic for some of life’s stickier moments, so he should have seen it coming.) At least he died doing what he loved, which the early reports indicated was slaving away at his desk in Rockefeller Center. On a book about art. Which is where he was found by security, slumped over his desk. Ah, oops. NOT.

BACK IN THE ’80S, I MET THE WOMAN BETWEEN WHOSE THIGHS HE ALLEGEDLY DIED. ALLAN MACDONELL, JOURNALIST

As maybe Rockefeller himself would have wanted it, maybe, the report was soon corrected to state that he had had the attack at another “office.” This one a townhouse. In attendance was a 25-year-old “aide,” name of Megan Marshack. Which was a little more surprising, and which the media had a field day with, which really should surprise no one.

“Back in the ’80s, I met the woman between whose thighs he allegedly died,” says Allan MacDonell, a journalist whose investigative chops would later bring down Republican Senator Bob Packwood and an executive editor at Hustler for 20-some-very-odd years. “I was in my early 30s when I saw her, and accustomed to working at Hustler. I remember thinking: She doesn’t look like heart attack material.”

The deceased’s family, including wife Happy Rockefeller, tastefully demurred, even if longtime aide Joseph Persico confirmed the affair. The issue for them, though, was that their loved one was dead and would be missed. At the memorial service a week later, more than 2,000 people showed up to pay their respects, feeling very much the same way.

Despite it all. Despite Rocky’s three failed attempts to secure the presidency, the dead in Attica, divorce, remarriage, infidelity, middle finger, friendship with Henry Kissinger — despite it all, it was comfortably being acknowledged: a major player had passed.

Mnangagwa sets fire on MDC – T camp where Chamisa and Khupe are wrangling over party ownership

By Crimson Tazvinzwa

With political fire raging within the MDC – T camp; while Mawarire, Jonathan Moyo and Dr. Patrick Zhuwao  of the little known NPF are slashing at  each other’s throats over how much money to spend on campaign ‘props’ – the money they don’t have;  President Mnangagwa is no longer worried about the morning after pill for everything is going swimmingly and accordingly.

Mnangagwa affectionately labelled ‘ED’ or ‘CROCODILE’ is keeping a cunning and pretentiously ‘balanced’  eye on opposing forces within the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC – T), so  he remains a key central player until the job is done; ‘annihilation’ of opponents. This is exactly his grand plan. The Mugabe Motorway. According to Bulawayo24 News report; “The Zimbabwe Anti-corruption Commission (ZAAC), in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), have issued a warrant of apprehension against self-exiled former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo, who is facing 14 counts of fraud.” The warrant has since been handed to the International Police (Interpol) according to ZACC officials. ‘It doesn’t rain but it pours.’

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The Supreme Court of Zimbabwe has referred the case between Nelson Chamisa and Thokozani Khupe to the High Court to be decided there. ©Bulawayo24

The statement reads: “The chamber application filed in this matter shall stand as the ‘SUMMONS’ and the notice of opposition as the ‘APPEARANCE’ to defend.” And the statement continues; “It is ordered that the application be referred to’TRIAL’ for the resolution” … whether “the respondents are entitled to use the name, symbol, logo and trademarks of the MDC-T. Oh dear me! What a cock-eyed idea!

In this election cycle,  Zanu (PF) have resorted  to the courts as a means to an end, a re-branded election rigging strategy with a new formula; I mean pitying their opponents against one another. This hearing is going to go on for a long time, hence scuppering MDC-T’s campaign agenda (for these two opposing factions within the MDC) would be in court most of the times squabbling about who stole the nuts. Meanwhile Zanu (PF) pretentiously claiming to be a spectator and an innocent bystander at that; yet they have their men in both the Judiciary and Parliament: Mr.Justice Garwe and Jacob Francis Mudenda respectively, So ED carries on with the business of campaigning. We can’t talk about the role of the army and Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) at this time – that will definitely come in its own installment this Sunday.

Why is Kasukuwere back by the way? It is Zanu (PF). Misdirection. Giving an impression that it’s raining when actually it’s snowing. Double-crossing and double dealing. Jonathan Moyo was done with – what we often say in Shona as a warning: ‘Matsotsi haagerani’ or ‘Ucha ona kuti hausi tsotsi’. So ndi ani akagera umwe between Jonathan Moyo and Kasukuwere? Look what’s happening in NPF (Naga People’s Front, a regional political party in Nagaland and Manipur, India?  National Park Foundation? The National Policy Forum?  Aah! I don’t know. It is Zanu {PF) at work. Look! How many opposition parties there are? Seventy-five political parties will square up in Mugabe-less Zimbabwe election tapped for end of July. Yes you have heard right. Seventy. Five. Most of them with manifestos that mimic primary school ‘Lesson Plans’.

It is Zanu (PF)’s work.  The more opposing voices, the more opposition within the opposition. Soon after elections some of these undergrowth parties will fizzle out into
thin air. Mnangagwa is challenging his detractors; “You say there is no democracy in Zimbabwe? Are you joking me? Look how many political parties are opposing me? And they are allowed to do so in my free Zimbabwe. And Kasukuwere is back. He is a free man as long as he keeps his lips not apart except when eating and drinking of course or when ‘COMMANDING AGRICULTURE.’ZIMBABWE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!”.  I can actually visualise ED with that cheeky, sly, chuckle of his, and he would be adorning that ghastly scarf for effect for a bigger measure.

Zanu (PF) have just carried out an execution. Ask or challenge me on this statement after the election. I bet you! Zimbabwe is recreating a Kenyan scenario while South Africa recreates the Zimbabwe scenario – ‘it is a merry-go-round’.

Zimbabwe applies to re-join Commonwealth after a ‘dozen-and- quarter’ year of absence

Zimbabwe; Commonwealth’s ‘prodigal son’ returns home naked.

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“The U.K. would strongly support Zimbabwe’s re-entry” into the Commonwealth, a press release from the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office said.

ZIMBABWE has applied to re-join the Commonwealth after a 15-year absence from the grouping having pulled out in 2003 after former president Robert Mugabe protesting an indefinite suspension.

The development was confirmed by the Commonwealth officials on Monday.

In a statement, Commonwealth secretary-general Patricia Scotland said she had received President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s letter dated 15th May to re-join the grouping which it had been a member for 23 years, before pulling out.

“I whole-heartedly echo the sentiments of Heads of Government who have said twice, in 2009 and subsequently in 2011, that they very much look forward to Zimbabwe’s return when the conditions are right,” she said.

“Zimbabwe’s eventual return to the Commonwealth, following a successful membership application, would be a momentous occasion, given our shared rich history.”

Harare has also started the process of re-joining the group by inviting the Commonwealth to observe general elections due midyear.

The former Mugabe regime had barred the Commonwealth from local elections in retaliation for the indefinite suspension.

“I urge the government, opposition parties, the election management body, civil society, and all stakeholders, to play their part in ensuring a credible, peaceful and inclusive process that restores citizens’ confidence, trust and hope in the development and democratic trajectory of their country,” added secretary-general Scotland.

To re-join, Zimbabwe must demonstrate that it complies with the fundamental values set out in the Commonwealth Charter, including democracy and rule of law plus protection of human rights such as freedom of expression.

The membership process requires an informal assessment to be undertaken by representatives of the Secretary-General, followed by consultations with other Commonwealth countries.

Zimbabwe was first suspended in 2002 following disputed presidential elections which were marred by high levels of politically-motivated violence and alleged vote rigging.

Then president Mugabe pulled out of the grouping when leaders at the Abuja Commonwealth summit agreed to suspend Harare until it complied with demands to restore democracy and the rule of law.

Human race just 0.01% of all life but has destroyed over 80% of wild mammals – study

Humankind is revealed as simultaneously insignificant and utterly dominant in the grand scheme of life on Earth by a groundbreaking new assessment of all life on the planet.

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A cattle farm in Mato Grosso, Brazil. 60% of all mammals on Earth are livestock. Photograph: Daniel Beltra/Greenpeace

The world’s 7.6 billion people represent just 0.01% of all living things, according to the study. Yet since the dawn of civilisation, humanity has caused the loss of 83% of all wild mammals and half of plants, while livestock kept by humans abounds.

The new work is the first comprehensive estimate of the weight of every class of living creature and overturns some long-held assumptions. Bacteria are indeed a major life form – 13% of everything – but plants overshadow everything, representing 82% of all living matter. All other creatures, from insects to fungi, to fish and animals, make up just 5% of the world’s biomass.

Another surprise is that the teeming life revealed in the oceans by the recent BBC television series Blue Planet II turns out to represent just 1% of all biomass. The vast majority of life is land-based and a large chunk – an eighth – is bacteria buried deep below the surface.

“I was shocked to find there wasn’t already a comprehensive, holistic estimate of all the different components of biomass,” said Prof Ron Milo, at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, who led the work, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

“I would hope this gives people a perspective on the very dominant role that humanity now plays on Earth,” he said, adding that he now chooses to eat less meat due to the huge environmental impact of livestock.

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The transformation of the planet by human activity has led scientists to the brink of declaring a new geological era – the Anthropocene. One suggested marker for this change are the bones of the domestic chicken, now ubiquitous across the globe.

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The destruction of wild habitat for farming, logging and development has resulted in the start of what many scientists consider the sixth mass extinction of life to occur in the Earth’s four billion year history. About half the Earth’s animals are thought to have been lost in the last 50 years.

But comparison of the new estimates with those for the time before humans became farmers and the industrial revolution began reveal the full extent of the huge decline. Just one-sixth of wild mammals, from mice to elephants, remain, surprising even the scientists. In the oceans, three centuries of whaling has left just a fifth of marine mammals in the oceans.

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“It is definitely striking, our disproportionate place on Earth,” said Milo. “When I do a puzzle with my daughters, there is usually an elephant next to a giraffe next to a rhino. But if I was trying to give them a more realistic sense of the world, it would be a cow next to a cow next to a cow and then a chicken.”

Despite humanity’s supremacy, in weight terms Homo sapiens is puny. Viruses alone have a combined weight three times that of humans, as do worms. Fish are 12 times greater than people and fungi 200 times as large.

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But our impact on the natural world remains immense, said Milo, particularly in what we choose to eat: “Our dietary choices have a vast effect on the habitats of animals, plants and other organisms.”

“I would hope people would take this [work] as part of their world view of how they consume,” he said. ”I have not become vegetarian, but I do take the environmental impact into my decision making, so it helps me think, do I want to choose beef or poultry or use tofu instead?”

The researchers calculated the biomass estimates using data from hundreds of studies, which often used modern techniques, such as satellite remote sensing that can scan great areas, and gene sequencing that can unravel the myriad organisms in the microscopic world.

They started by assessing the biomass of a class of organisms and then they determined which environments such life could live in across the world to create a global total. They used carbon as the key measure and found all life contains 550bn tonnes of the element. The researchers acknowledge that substantial uncertainties remain in particular estimates, especially for bacteria deep underground, but say the work presents a useful overview.

Paul Falkowski, at Rutgers University in the US and not part of the research team, said: “The study is, to my knowledge, the first comprehensive analysis of the biomass distribution of all organisms – including viruses – on Earth.”

“There are two major takeaways from this paper,” he said. “First, humans are extremely efficient in exploiting natural resources. Humans have culled, and in some cases eradicated, wild mammals for food or pleasure in virtually all continents. Second, the biomass of terrestrial plants overwhelmingly dominates on a global scale – and most of that biomass is in the form of wood.”

If You Liked Bishop Curry’s Royal Wedding Sermon, Try Going to Church Sometime

 

Bishop Michael Curry, along with approximately 60 Episcopal bishops, lead hundreds of marchers through the streets to protest against gun violence as part of their convention in Salt Lake City

by Scott Gunn

It seems like the whole planet tuned in to watch the royal wedding. It was a beautiful occasion on a beautiful day, and Harry and Meghan looked just the part. Young and in love. The wedding had it all: fascinators, celebrities, pomp, and great music.

Then there was the sermon. Many people are saying the preacher stole the show. I knew it was going to be a great sermon, and I knew Bishop Michael Curry, head of the Episcopal Church in the USA, would preach about love.

If you haven’t watched the sermon, do it now. It’s the best thirteen minutes you’ll spend all day.

The reactions among media and on Twitter were amazing. One British paper said Bishop Curry is a “break-out star.” Buzzfeed posted the full text of the sermon. When has Buzzfeed ever posted a sermon?! TV network commentators were gobsmacked.

Of course, Bishop Curry, as amazing as he is, isn’t the reason people found the sermon moving. It was not the preacher, but the subject that moved people’s hearts. We’re all yearning to know that we are loved, that our lives have purpose, and that the world can be transformed. That’s the power of love, and that’s exactly what Bishop Curry spoke about.

If you found that message powerful, then go to church. Whether you haven’t been to church in a long time, or if you’ve never been, go to church.

Before you get to church, you should know a few things first. The preacher probably won’t be as good as Bishop Curry. The ceremony and the music won’t be as impressive. There won’t be celebrities at every turn, and you’re unlikely to see fancy outfits.

What you will find in church is better than all that, however. In church, you’ll find a community of people trying to figure out what it means to live meaningful lives rooted in redemptive love. The church won’t look like a fairy tale, and it won’t be perfect. That’s the point.

The gospel of Jesus Christ begins in imperfection. You and I are broken. We have sinned, and we’ll do it again. But the love of God in Jesus Christ can make us whole. Churches are communities of people looking for wholeness, and then sharing that healing love with a world in need.

In church, week in and week out, we hear that violence, poverty, and hatred do not have the last word. We hear the Gospel, that love, hope, justice, and mercy have the final word. That’s the “redemptive love” that Bishop Curry was preaching about, and it’s the redemptive love you can experience in church.

I’m head-over-heels in love with the Anglican traditions of the Episcopal Church. We saw glimpses of this at the royal wedding. We pray ancient, lovely prayers. We hear and preach the word of God. We receive the sacraments. And we engage the real problems of the world with the boldness and truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In most countries of the world, there are Anglican or Episcopal churches that would love to welcome you tomorrow.

But if formal liturgy isn’t your cup of tea, or you prefer a different style of worship, there are all sorts and varieties of Christians who would be glad to welcome you. Baptists, Pentecostals, Methodists, Orthodox, and many others are waiting for you.

Don’t let this moment pass you by. Don’t let love be reduced to a fleeting feeling. Let love sweep into your life and change you. Come to church. Meet people who, like Bishop Curry, are serious about love. As Bishop Curry said,

Because when love is the way, we actually treat each other, well, like we are actually family. When love is the way, we know that God is the source of us all and we are brothers and sisters, children of God. My brothers and sisters, that’s a new heaven, a new earth, a new world, a new human family.

When the church is at its best, love is the way. Come experience that love, and join the effort to share that love with the whole world.

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Scott Gunn is an Episcopal priest and serves as executive director of Forward Movement. He is co-author of Faithful Questions: Exploring the Way with Jesus. You can follow him on Twitter @scottagunn or read his blog at www.sevenwholedays.org.