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Perched on a cliff overlooking the Derwent Valley is a small chapel. Hidden behind trees and draped in ivy, is a jewel of the Arts & Crafts movement. This private treasure house was dreamt up by Louisa Harris, who didn't like how things were done at the parish church...

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To get to the chapel you need to pick your way up a steep hill. From high above, an oriel window overhangs the path. Below, a horse trough is fed by a natural spring. It’s all very romantic.

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In 1897, Mrs Harris chose Guy Dawber, founder of @CPRE, to design the chapel. Dawber, in turn, chose a glittering array of craftsmen to turn his design into a reality.

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1/20 unfinished thoughts...#online Church has been dismissed for years: a ‘last resort’, a ‘pale imitation’, ‘only just better than nothing’ are 3 verdicts I've heard. Some say how much they #mourn the loss of meeting in church buildings. It's a heavy loss, a significant sorrow.
2/20 But, as with many who #grieve, in our sorrow we must be careful not to #wound others, as #mainstream #church struggles to inhabit what has been the lived, continuous (sometimes total) experience of #disabled #christians, Christians with #mentalhealth struggles...
3/20 ...Christians who are #carers for those who can't #access #Church as we knew it & Christians who work shifts. In our thrashing about in this new arena, we should be careful not to push out those whose #spiritual #home this has been for a long time...
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Eyes OPEN. Ears OPEN. Hearts OPEN, kids. I believe #WE as #Christians, as #PATRIOTS, as BROTHERS and SISTERS have MISSED the MARK by a great deal and I can't help but posit the question, would our Father be PROUD? For the "Christians" that stopped reading (or thought
about stopping) this is the SPIRIT of GOD telling you, you need #DELIVERANCE from the SPIRIT of #RELIGION. It is ACTUALLY okay to NOT be OKAY. As a great man of God once told me, Having troubles, problems, tribulations, trials, betrayals, and PERSECUTIONS? That's ALL #BIBLICAL.
But for a CHRISTIAN to be DEFEATED? THAT is UNSCRIPTURAL! And folks, that's the God's honest #Truth. So why do #WE who have CHOSEN to WASH our ROBES in the BLOOD of the LAMB who WAS SLAIN, not have the VICTORY? Why then do WE #SPIRITUAL #MARTYRS not WALK EVERYDAY in the VICTORY
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While racial and ethnic diversity has become trendy among some in the U.S. Christian church, consider this finding by sociologist Michael Emerson:
70% of all multiracial churches in the U.S. are led by white pastors.
This statistic goes along with another of Emerson's findings:
In multiracial churches where white people are in the majority, the people of color conform more to white norms than the other way around. They have to adopt white ways of thinking and doing.
When it comes to racial diversity in many white evangelical circles the thinking is "they" (i.e. people of color) should come to "us" (white people). Seldom do many seriously entertain the option of going to church comprised of and led by people of color.
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April 7 to April 14: Symbolism in the Sky Thread

4/7 = Full Moon (Q's Poem on Ds)
4/14 = Mars/Saturn symmetry through the skywheel representing a crescent or bull horns (#Taurus) = ancient occult symbolism

2) I'll need help connecting the dots and translating them into a linear/coherent story, so if you see anything interesting or can help elaborate on different points please do so!

@mona_cajun @PhillyQ_ @Ascension_Guide @voeljegoed @2wyta @AussieQne @NeilBer90555716 @jsay222
3) April 7

The moon exits skywheel early in the morning only minutes before the Sun enters at 6:45am

Direct above DC that moment is the star Vega in constellation Lyra=Orpheus' Lyre or the Swooping Eagle

Vega is the brightest star of the Summer Triangle en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Tr…
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1. You can tell a lot about a person by what they “like” in their Twitter feed. For instance, I’ve learned my sister-in-law is a sour individual. And she doesn’t realize her behavior (& many like her) is partly the reason my husband & I don’t want to attend a #church anymore.
2. Here’s the thing. Your actions reflect further than you think. Some of us truly do love #God but the last few years have been hard on us. We struggle watching those who spew EXTREMIST right policies and then marry it to your #Christian beliefs.
3. We watch you say #abortion is wrong but then scream bloody hell about #government assistance for keeping that child. We watch you scream that the #economy is more important than human life. We watch you like posts the #God I have a relationship w/ would never agree with.
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This thread is documentation of #viral, #PseudoScience & #irrational information circulating around in the midst of #CoronavirusOutbreakindia.
Starting from @AltNews report debunking uniform latitudes of places where #Corona came.

altnews.in/places-most-af…

@ScienceMarchMum
Coronavirus: Is drinking cow urine any help?
By Reality Check team @BBCNEWSIndia1

bbc.com/news/amp/world…
China culled around 18,000 chickens in Shaoyang city in the southern province of Hunan as a result of a flu outbreak. Rumours in India started circulating, that broiler chicken has been infected with Coronavirus and people should avoid consuming it.

altnews.in/coronavirus-in…
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“I sense anger toward the church and you shouldn’t speak against the church but heal your anger” - Someone in my DMs tonight.

Of course I have anger toward the #church.

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There are thousands of open, closed and yet to be discovered cases of sexual abuse by pastors and church leaders. That’s just in one denomination. And it isn’t the Catholics I am talking about. Most of the abusers are still working as pastors or being promoted.

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LGBTQ+ ppl continue to be psychologically, emotionally and physically abused in churches. I’ve seen countless pastors manipulate and exploit vulnerable ppl and their finances. Churches teach parents to abuse their kids causing severe trauma many adults can never heal.
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The Council for National Policy #CNP, "The Secret Society"
web.archive.org/web/2012102019…
"the heart of a great conservative movement that helped to make America strong and prosperous in the 20th century – now helping to ensure she remains free and secure in the 21st century,"
Some CNP members - Mike Pence comes quickly to mind - in the context of bolstering their conservative credentials, have proudly revealed their CNP membership, even though CNP's policy is to keep membership a secret. Here is it's 2014 Membership, the latest splcenter.org/sites/default/…
#CNP's tentacles include well-connected activists who advocate for the imposition of fundamentalist Christian ideology in public life and have succeeded in forcing their agenda in republican administrations. A list of organizations working with CNP web.archive.org/web/2012020417…
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1/ Not responded to the #CofE's latest #statement before now because I felt it as a body blow - a blow to those members of the #body of #Christ who God gave me as siblings & with whom I am united, whose pain echoes in me though it is not directly my own - & I needed to breathe...
2/ The #statement is thin paper stretched over a seething mass of different, deeply held #identities, opinions, lives & #loves that stand in #opposition to one another, yet somehow mysteriously #united in #Christ. There are #cracks we cannot paper over, divides staggeringly deep.
3/ I am really hoping this #lawyerly #statement from the church was just a 'holding statement' till the proper review that is coming, made because the law on civil #marriage changing pushed them into saying something because clergy would need guidance straight away..I am hoping..
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6. Further Proof. The Truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the Govt of #Syria & #Syrian Army?
As you can see, they are #Not Syrians!
Any question?
#ForeignTerrorists #RegimeChange #Imperialism #WarCriminal #Lies #Conspiracy
#Hypocrisy
1. Further Proof. The Truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the Govt of #Syria & #Syrian Army?
As you can see, they are #Not Syrians!
Any question?
2. Further Proof. The Truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the Govt of #Syria & #Syrian Army?
As you can see, they are #Not Syrians!
Any question?
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Thread for #SaveAareyExpose
by certain Religious groups,NGOs with Vested Interests who are trying their best to Sabotage Govt of India Developmental Projects for their illicit gains
They did the same in Kudankulam nuclear plant, konkan railway projkt

Max Retweet to know Truth
#Expose1
Why selective protest against, 'Metro Shed' only, while there is absolute silence on 'Film City'& 'Royal Palms' etc. #AareyExpose

Just think...
This photo explains a lot. Just see how tiny area will be used for metro car shed. Look at the yellow part.

So why this HALLA GULLA over a small area which is given for construction of #MetroRailway3
Why is Catholic church up in arms against this project ?
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@PeteButtigieg the "breath of life" in the Bible is NOT meant as breathing as in lungs.
The root word used in the original Hebrew text is RUACH, which is the word SPIRIT of Life.
Which means God gave man/woman the spirit it of life. It is later translated into English as
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Breath because the spirit is also like the wind, invisible but can be felt.
This can confirmed by other Bible verses couple of verses.
@PeteButtigieg
BREATH" is intended as "spirit"
God's Spirit (life) is in the blood
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Leviticus 17:14 - For [it is] the life of all flesh; the blood of it [is] for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh [is] the blood.
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29. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria

#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
1 to 20. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼
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21. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria🤨👇🏼
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No me han matado físicamente, no. Es aún peor: me han robado el alma.

Tras haber respondido tantas preguntas, ahora me asalta la más importante: ¿por qué yo?

Me llamo…
ALAN M. #TURING
… y esta es mi historia.

#EnHebrasMatemáticas #Orgullo2019 #Pride2019

Dentro HILO ⬇️⬇️
Hace unos días, Robin [Gandy] y yo estuvimos en Hollymeade.

A pesar de todo no me he encontrado mal y me alegró ver cómo ha crecido la vieja enredadera. Aquella casa, que compré con tanta alegría, me ha transportado, sin embargo, a los hogares que dejé olvidados en la memoria.
Nada me aturde más como viajar a mi más tierna infancia. La oscuridad en el recuerdo es suplida por el frío más gélido, y por la soledad de la casa de los Ward, que nos acogieron a John y a mí, mientras nuestros padres seguían en Madrás.
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Listening to @nixonng here at Victory Malate biblegateway.com/passage/?searc… on the distinct characteristics of the Church
We are part of a communal community called the #Church and we are all a work in progress
The sad thing with many churchgoers today see #ChurchTM as a product to consume and not a family or a community to belong to
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#MeToo isn't just a girl thing.

Rape | sexual assault:
9% male + 91% female

1 in 71 men will be raped.👈😱

40.2% gay men,
47.4% bisexual men +
20.8% heterosexual men
reported sexual violence,
other than rape!

1 in 45 men
been made 2
penetrate intimate partner.😱
Child sexual abuse
among - BOYS👨‍👦‍👦

1 in 6 boys
sexually abused
B4 18yrs
(while girls R 1 in 4 🤔)

34% of abusers R family members (b+g).

27.8% boys 10yr-old or younger
at time of 1st rape/victimization.

96% of child sexual abuse
from a male🚹♂️
#MaleRapeAndSexualAssault
Child sexual abuse
among - BOYS👨‍👦‍👦

76.8% people
who sexually assault children
R adults.

325,000 children
R at risk
of becoming victims
of commercial child sexual exploitation
each yr.

Avg age of boys,
11 - 13yr,
first becoming
victims of prostitution😱
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#Climatechange got you down? These 50 people will cheer you up. This month: I'm featuring @grist's 2019 #Grist50 Fixers here on my feed. There's more than one reason for you to feel good about the future! grist.org/grist-50/2019/
Meet Ploy Achakulwisut (@_aploy). She’s got climate #activism down to a science. Ploy dedicates her work — such as research connecting #AirPollution in the southwest U.S. to premature mortality — to furthering @climate awareness. #Grist50
grist.org/grist-50/2019/…
What did it take for Robin Amer (@rsamer) to create an award-winning investigative #podcast on #environmental justice? Three years, more than 65 interviews, and one lawsuit against the @FBI. @thecitypod talks trash — and listeners love it. #Grist50
grist.org/grist-50/2019/…
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Five #explosions reported in #SriLanka. Two explosions in St. Anthony’s #Church in Kochchikade and #Negombo Katuwapitiya Church. Another explosion in Kingsbury Hotel and 3rd floor Shangri-La in Colombo. Another explosion reported in #Batticaloa. #lka @ShangriLaHotels
National Hospital receives injured. Reportedly another explosion in #CinnamonGrand. #explosion #lka #Colombo #EasterSunday #SriLanka.
24 admitted to National Hospital has died from injuries #EasterSunday #SriLanka #lka #explosion
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#hoax #FakeNews #Assangearrest #LouisianaChurchFires #gemtaria #wtf #qanon

Major fake news today....by the numbers
Today is the 101st day of the year
Julian assange was arrested for hacking
His hacker name was "mendax" wich=101
Julian assange also=101
Then the church burnings..
#JulianAssange #mendax #lousiana #church 101 #gematria for the 101st day of the year
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This poem has been written for @DisabilityJ

It is designed to be read aloud, ideally by @jarvisguidedog et al

I'll add words below for #visuallyimparied and a video will go up shortly with a reading

#accesible #church #differingability #christianity #christmas #poetry #poem
Heaven Obscured
Kneecapped, I’m kneecapped,
Here looking out,
Where few really see me,
Worshipping their doubts.

Just like you all, I have a father and mother,
I’ve been to school, been educated,
Played games with my sisters and brothers,
Yet here in church I feel denigrated!
You stand around with smiles on your frowns,
Grasping the Spirit, claiming God is all around,
The sermon well focused, all about our saviour,
And how you all do so well, loving your neighbour!
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#NIGERIA: Tragic abduction and killing of Maj Gen Idris #Alkali (rtd), while traveling between #Abuja and Bauchi, adds to growing list of RETIRED GENERALS #kidnapped, shot or #killed, over last decade. The most notable cases…
2009: Maj Gen Peter #Ademokhai (rtd), ex-GOC 1 Division, ex-member, Armed Forces Ruling Council (AFRC) was abducted at Iguoriakhi, Ovia North East LGA, Edo state, 23 April 2009; paid ransom, released after 2 days. Earlier, shot by robbers 9 April 1994, hospitalized for 8 months.
2007: Maj Gen Joseph Ayango #Aondo (rtd) was #killed in the federal capital, #Abuja, 14 June 2007. He had been chairman of the political campaign group, #Yar'Adua Associates, was seized at the entrance to his house, driven 5km on the Kubwa expressway, then shot dead in his car.
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Mike Pompeo is forming a dedicated group to coordinate and run U.S. policy toward #Iran as the Trump administration moves ahead with efforts to force changes in the Islamic Republic's behavior after withdrawing from the #nuclear deal foxnews.com/us/2018/08/16/…
Thousands of Iranians have protested in recent weeks against sharp price rises of some food items, a lack of #Jobs and state corruption. The #protests over the cost of living have often turned into anti-government rallies reuters.com/article/us-ira…
They are expressing unhappiness in widespread demonstrations since last December well before #Trump pulled out of the Iran deal. Strikes are increasing, with #vendors in the #Tehran Bazaar holding a work stoppage on June 25 foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/15/ira…
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COMMUNITY CHURCH | When @Chude began advocating for safe spaces for those dealing with depression, I could relate. I was reminded of neighbourhood community centres in the US. #Church #Thread
In some US cities where kids are at risk of suicide or gang initiation, the community leaders realised something. Many children do not turn to gangs or suicide because of adversity.
Rather, some do so because they feel alone. Others, because they have no options and the flicker of hope has finally gone out.
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