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Uganda: Orombi calls for change to constitution

George Conger reports in the Living Church reports that the Primate of Uganda Proposes Altering Constitution:

The Most Rev. Henry Orombi, Primate of the Church of Uganda, has proposed altering the provincial constitution to clarify its “biblical and evangelical character” within the Anglican Communion. If approved, the measure would become effective in 2008 and would formalize the 2003 declaration of “broken communion” with The Episcopal Church, extending the breach to encompass the entire progressive wing of the Communion.

In his presidential address to the biennial assembly of the Church of the Province of Uganda held Aug. 30 at Uganda Christian University in Mukono, Archbishop Orombi asked the assembly to revise its constitution to state the Church of Uganda “shall be in full communion with all churches, dioceses and provinces of the Anglican Communion that receive, hold and maintain the Canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the Word of God written.”…

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mynsterpreost
mynsterpreost
14 years ago

shall be in full communion with all churches, dioceses and provinces of the Anglican Communion that receive, hold and maintain the Canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the Word of God written.”

Someone tell me what that actually means….

J. C. Fisher
J. C. Fisher
14 years ago

…means “condemns gays”, mynsterpreost. ;-(

Aaron
14 years ago

It means “people who agree with us on everything”.

David Rowett (= mynsterpreost)
David Rowett (= mynsterpreost)
14 years ago

It means “people who agree with us on everything”.

Could be a very small Church then, given a few years. Reminds me of the Terry Pratchett comment:
“There are many reasons why magic does not rule the world. They are called witches and wizards. …The natural size of a coven is one.”

The natural size of a ‘pure’ church tends to be one also, I suspect.

Edward Mcgee
Edward Mcgee
14 years ago

This comes as no surprise, but what I find most disturbing/intriguing is the last sentence of the article, “Delegates to the meeting last month were also given copies of California mega-church pastor Rick Warren’s book, The Purpose-Driven Life, with a commendation from Archbishop Orombi.” If that’s the direction they’re going, I say let them go. The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article on the purpose drive Tuesday, September 5, “Strategy for growth divides congregations.” I commend it to you.

Keith Kimber
14 years ago

Archbishop Orombi is in UK 16-20 September speaking about ‘issues facing his continent’, according to the publicity flyer I received in Cardiff recently. He’s doing four engagements three of which appear to be in non-Anglican churches. One of these non-Anglican churches is in the neighbouring parish to mine. On enquiry, I discovered that neither the diocesan Bishop (Llandaff) nor his chaplain had been informed of Orombe’s visit to the city. I sent them my copy of the flyer – distributed to everyone else on this particular clergy mailing list, as they had not received one. Last time I posted here… Read more »

laurence roberts
laurence roberts
14 years ago

I’m not sure of the niceties, or of what would constitute good and bad practice. But I could envisage that sometimes, the mere giving of information could be misconstrued as an invitation of some sort — or at least, lead to unwanted involvement or interenference from others who are not involved, and need not be concerned. In the instance of the ‘local nonconformist church’, wasn’t that a church with which Rowan had family connections. And therefore kind of private, intimate. Also as a Welsh (language) chapel, it may have been felt it would not appear on the radar of the… Read more »

David Hodgson
David Hodgson
14 years ago

I can’t believe Henry who was my classmate in the University of Nottingham BA Theology degree course and colleague in fellowship and worship at St John’s Nottingham would be out of communion with me!

laurence.roberts
laurence.roberts
14 years ago

I agree with JC Ryle that to be in Christ, is to be in ‘the true church’ and isn’t this what ‘in Communion’means ?!

Mwebaza Mukasa
Mwebaza Mukasa
14 years ago

As clergyman born and raised in the Church of Uganda, I am outraged by Orombi’s attempt to wilfully drive my church into the ground. How dare he tamper with the constitution to suit his own personal tastes. I am also pretty upset with leadership of the church – the bishop and senior clergy of the Church of Uganda, that they would sit back and do nothing in light of what is going on.

mad as hell (pardon the expression)

simena
simena
13 years ago

To Clarify some information, Rev, Orombe Was at covenant College on lookout mountain In Georgia Between the 16th and the 21st of September, speaking to the covenant community. isn’t it amazing that those who are faithfully yielding to the call of God On their lives, to speak the true oracle of God, just continue receive great favor to speak it even in the midst of opposition

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