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African Bishops Conference Statement

The full text of the Conference Statement of the Second All Africa Bishops Conference is now available here.

This statement is separate from the CAPA Primates statement which was published earlier.

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The Statement by the African bishops seems very comprehensive, and very clear in its recognition about the problems they face as Africans. Article five articulates an expected position on the so called covenant and the cues reference a theological framework that has few surprises. But beyond that, surely, the attention paid to Africa’s challenges and problems which comprise the bulk of the statement can resonate with all concerned people here in the so called developed world. The statement on the whole seems to be a good one. It is crucial that we find ways to partner with African churches regarding… Read more »

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One would think that having an organized Anglican Christian presence in Africa would be a good thing, and I would jump to support it. But, frankly, I’m not sure that the African Anglican Church is a good, healthy thing. This is the first time I’ve thought that an Anglican presence in an area might be destructive and toxic. If the bishops can’t grasp biology, how can they grasp the complex science of global warming? Is part of their AIDS ministry going to be telling people it’s their own fault for participating in unnatural sex acts? Are they going to bring… Read more »

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“1. In a spirit of unity and trust, and in an atmosphere of love the Primates of the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa (CAPA) as well as Archbishop John Chew, the Chairman of the Global South, which represents the majority of the active orthodox membership in the entire Anglican Communion…” – CAPA Primates Statement – To say that the Global South ‘represents the majority of the active orthodox membership in the entire Anglican Communion’ represents a slap in the face for the rest of us who claim Anglicanism as our basic Church structure. This attitude of sheer hubris on… Read more »