The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu has cut up his dog collar on the Andrew Marr show and says he will not replace it until Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe is out of office. Here is what he said:
You know … you see as an Anglican, this is what I wear to identify myself that I’m a clergyman. Do you know what Mugabe has done? He’s taken people’s identity and literally if you don’t mind, 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.
Links to the full interview and video below.
I for one applaud the Archbishop. May his example inspire us all to stand up to injustice in our various ways.
- BBC: Archbishop makes Zimbabwe protest (includes video of the cutting-up)
- BBC: Full transcript of interview
- Diocese of York: Archbishop in BBC Mugabe Protest
- Telegraph: Other clergy not expected to cut collars too
Update: See also a Facebook group supporting the Archbishop.