Church Times on the All Africa Bishops Meeting—Bishops seek African focus

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Six years ago, all of Africa’s Anglican bishops met in Lagos, Nigeria, and complained that the Archbishop of Canterbury had not accepted their invitation. They are meeting in Uganda this week, with Dr Williams present, but — given the events of the intervening years — not all of them are happy that he is here.

Although every Anglican pro vince is represented, the majority of bishops here — as in Africa as a whole — are from Nigeria and Uganda, where there has been the most public dissocia tion from the Anglican Com munion, including the 2008 Lambeth Conference, and es pecially from the actions of the Episcopal Church in the United States.

Some Primates, including the Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Thabo Makgoba, are conspicuous by their absence. But seated very publicly among the Primates is the former Bishop of Pittsburgh (News, 26 Septem ber 2008), the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America, the Most Revd Bob Duncan.

Read it all (there are two articles; this is the one at the bottom, but both should be perused--KSH).

Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalArchbishop of Canterbury Anglican ProvincesChurch of Uganda* International News & CommentaryAfrica

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1. Milton wrote:

Here’s a gem from the Church Times article:

Delegates heard many speeches critical of homosexuality. While most bishops stood to applaud, the Arch­bishop of Canterbury and his two aides stayed seated throughout, it was reported by the New Vision news website in Uganda.

A shocking display of disrespect from the [removed descriptive phrase for undue sarcasm in reference to Archbishop Wiliams and his entourage—ed.]  Such ungracious guests they are!  Or maybe they only have Bible editions from the Episcopal Lectionary and never heard some passages before?

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