On 16 October we celebrated creationtide. Helene Milena preached the following sermon in the Anglican Cathedral on Epiphany Island in Second Life. The readings were Psalm 104: 1, 11-23, Job 39:1-8, 26-30, Luke 12:22-31.
Anyone who has followed news from the UK may have seen an item about a dispute between the Tesco supermarket chain and Unilever, an Anglo-Dutch firm which produces a variety of items usually stocked in supermarkets. Tesco objected to a 10% price rise across the range of Unilever’s products, which was blamed on the UK vote to leave the European Union. As a result, several items were no longer available to online shoppers and there was a risk that they would not be on the shelves in shops unless the dispute was resolved. Unilever’s website claims that 98% of UK households buy their products, so the potential impact was huge. Thankfully the problem seems to have ended. Fans of Marmite (yeast extract) or Hellmann’s mayonnaise or Magnum ice-creams can rest easy that their source of supply is not cut off. Continue reading