The position of Archbishop of York is the second most senior clerical position in the Church of England after that of the Archbishop of CanterburyPrimate of All England.
Born near Kampala in present-day UgandaSentamu studied law at Makerere University before gaining employment as an advocate of the Supreme Court of Uganda. Speaking out against the regime of President Idi Aminhe was briefly imprisoned before fleeing in to the United Kingdom, where he devoted himself to Anglicanismbeginning his study of theology at Selwyn College, Cambridgein and eventually gaining a doctorate in He studied for ordination at Ridley Hall, Cambridgeand was ordained in In he was consecrated as the area Bishop of Stepney and in moved
John sentamu homosexuality the position of Bishop of Birmingham.
In he was appointed to the position of Archbishop of York. Sentamu expresses support for some traditionalist positions within the Church of Englandas he has publicly criticised multiculturalism and the legalisation of same-sex marriage, but contrary to traditional Christian John sentamu homosexuality teaching he supports cohabitation before marriage, stating "We are living at a time where some people Sentamu was born in in a village near KampalaUgandathe sixth of thirteen children.
Inhe married his wife Margaret. In John sentamu homosexuality speech inhe described how during that time he had been "kicked around like a football and beaten terribly", saying "the temptation to give up hope of release was always present". He was baptized at Eden Baptist Church, Cambridge.
He trained for the priesthood at Ridley Hall, Cambridgebeing ordained a priest in His doctoral thesis is entitled "Some aspects of soteriologywith particular reference to the thought of J. Mozleyfrom an African perspective". It was during this time that he served as advisor to the Stephen Lawrence Judicial Enquiry.
In he chaired the Damilola Taylor review. That same year he was appointed Bishop of Birmingham where his ministry, according to the Archbishop of CanterburyRowan Williamswas praised by "Christians of all backgrounds". John sentamu homosexuality 17
John sentamu homosexuality the prime minister's office announced Sentamu's translation to York as the 97th archbishop. For a week in AugustSentamu camped in York Minster, forgoing food in solidarity with those affected by the Middle East conflict, especially the children and other civilians killed and injured during the Lebanon Warwhen cluster bombs were used by Israeli forces.
On 1 June he was appointed as the first Chancellor of the University of Cumbria. He took up the position when the university opened on 1 August On 16 JulySentamu was presented with an honorary degree from the University of Hull by the chancellor of the university, Virginia Bottomleyat Hull City Hall during the graduation ceremony for graduands of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. In his acceptance speech he praised the welcome he had received from the people of Yorkshire and made reference to the " African-Yorkshire DNA connection ", joking that perhaps his parents had this in mind when they gave him the name "Mugabi", which, spelled backwards, is "Ibagum" "ee-by-gum", a stock phrase popularly supposed to be "John sentamu homosexuality" to express shock or disbelief in northern England.
In OctoberSentamu announced his retirement, scheduled for 7 June Sentamu has spoken on issues including young people, the family, slavery, and injustice and conflict abroad. InSentamu featured prominently in the British press because of his comments on the treatment of detainees in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.
Sentamu regrets that many low paid workers are not paid enough to lift them and their families out
John sentamu homosexuality poverty. The issue is one that strikes to the heart of the moral fabric of our society.
For the very first time the majority of households in poverty in Britain at least one person working. The nature of poverty in Britain is changing dramatically. For millions of hard-pressed people, work is no longer a route out of poverty. Low pay is a scourge on our society, and we all pay for it.
Low pay costs the taxpayer between 3. And as disposable income available to the lowest paid reduces, so too does the demand in the economy. Once upon a time you couldn't really be living in poverty if you had a regular income, you could find yourself on a low income, yes. But that is not longer
John sentamu homosexuality. You can be in work and still live in poverty.
Sentamu believes that food poverty is causing malnutrition in the UK.
Inhe said that "last year more than 27, people were diagnosed as suffering from malnutrition in Leeds — not Lesotho, not Liberia, not Lusaka but Leeds? In the run up to the United Kingdom general election, Archbishop of CanterburyJustin Welby and John Sentamu campaigned over the need to address povertyeducationhousing and health.
The archbishops stressed the importance of "education for all, of urgent and serious solutions to our housing challenges, the importance of creating communities as well as In the run up to the United Kingdom general election,and a confident John sentamu homosexuality flourishing health service that gives support to all - especially the vulnerable - not least at the beginning and end of life.
Sentamu claimed it was the eighth time he had been by police in eight years, and that he was the only Church of England bishop to have been stopped by police in this way. One of Sentamu's favourite references is to "The Chocolate Trinity" of God-fearing Quaker capitalists who were involved in developing the chocolate industry: Sentamu took the white insert off his clerical shirt and cut it up stating that:.
Do you know what Mugabe has done? He's taken people's identity and literally if you don't cut it to pieces. This is what he's actually done, to a lot of—and in the end there's nothing.
So as far as I'm concerned from now on I'm not going to wear a dog collar until Mugabe's gone. In DecemberSentamu again spoke out against Mugabe, saying "The time has come for Robert Mugabe to answer for his crimes against humanity, against his countrymen and women and for justice to be done".
On 26 NovemberSentamu returned to John sentamu homosexuality Andrew Marr Show and kept his promise to reinstate his dog collar following Robert Mugabe's resignation earlier in the week. Marr presented John sentamu homosexuality with an envelope containing the original cut up pieces of collar.
Of it he said. You know, Andrew, I could attempt to put this one back together using superglue, but John sentamu homosexuality would be a pretty ropey collar. And I John sentamu homosexuality think the lesson for Zimbabwe is the same. They just can't try and stitch it up. Something more radical, something new needs to happen. He then put on a new dog collar which he had brought with "John sentamu homosexuality." He also said it could be possible for Zimbabweans to forgive Mr Mugabe.
He's a very, very intelligent man and I think he is capable of doing it. In SeptemberSentamu and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williamsspoke out against opportunistic stock market trading.
Sentamu compared those who practised short selling of HBOS shares, driving the share prices down, to "bank robbers". Sentamu, born in Uganda, said laws being debated in Uganda which would impose the death penalty on homosexuals and on those supporting them were "victimising". He told the BBC that the proposed law "tends to confuse all of homosexual relationships with what you call aggravated stuff and that's the problem" but that the Anglican Communion was committed to recognising that gay people were valued by God.
Commenting on Prince William and Kate Middleton 's decision to live together before their wedding, Sentamu said that the couple's public commitment to live their lives together today would be more important than
John sentamu homosexuality past. He said that he had conducted wedding services for "many cohabiting couples" during his time as a vicar in south London, and said, "We are living at a time where some people, as my daughter used to say, want to test whether the milk is good before they buy the cow,"  a comment which some view as insulting to the Royal Family.
He also said, "For some people that's where their journeys are.
But what is important, actually, is not to simply look at the past because they are John sentamu homosexuality to be standing in the Abbey taking these wonderful vows: In "John sentamu homosexuality" speech to the House of Lords on 19 Novemberhe opposed elements of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill for seeking to remove a child's "need for a father" in the IVF process.
Sentamu has contributed to The Sun  tabloid newspaperand in he contributed to the first edition of the Sun on Sunday.