(Church Times) Easter: victory despite pain

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Archbishops across the Anglican Communion called on Christians to place their hope in Christ’s resur­rection this Easter, despite recent natural disasters and continuing injustice in the world.

In an ecumenical letter to heads of other Churches and communions, the Archbishop of Canterbury urged fel­low leaders to remember Christ’s ultimate victory, even though “violence and suffering seem to increase daily”.

Referring to the earthquake in Japan, the persecution of Christians across the globe, and wars and pandemics in Africa, Dr Williams said that there could be “no doubt about the final purpose of God in the world”: “However terrible the conflict in the present moment, the truth of God is not in danger of defeat.”

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