I found it interesting to get ++Peter Akinola's account of his encounter with Ernest and me at the beginning of a NY Times article on ++Akinola today --- http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/25/world/africa/25episcopal.html?hp&ex=116710 THE WITNESS published my own account of that encounter at http://www.thewitness.org/agw/crew042804jim.html. Here is the relevant part: ===begin quotation== God Always Feeds Us in the Presence of Enemies In July 2002, I was a lector at the Enthronement of Peter Akinola (Archbishop of the Anglican Province of Nigeria) at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York. Mark Sisk (Bishop of New York) invited Ernest and me, among many others, to his home to meet the archbishop at a reception afterward. The archbishop dashed to the other side of the room when I introduced him to Ernest at the punch bowl. Later in the reception Cathy Roskam (Bishop Suffragan of New York) called me over to engage the archbishop in conversation with me. Looking like a deer in headlights, he summoned an aide across the room and abruptly ended the conversation. Ernest had watched the latter scene from the doorway. "What did you say to him that put him into a panic?" he asked. "Nothing. He does not know you and me and he wants to keep it that way. Otherwise, he might have to feed my sheep." ===end quotation== Louie Newark deputation
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