NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) A call for greater acceptance of gays and lesbians has put African and Western churches on a collision course, as some African clerics liken mounting criticism from the U.S. and Europe to a new wave of colonization by the West.
Articles tagged “Anglican Communion”
(RNS) Ahead of his five-day visit to Africa, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby issued a statement reminding Anglicans of the commitment the Church of England made to the pastoral care of gays and lesbians. So far, the statement has not convinced African leaders.
(RNS) Western Christians cannot fix the homophobia that’s currently gripping Nigeria, Uganda, or other African countries. We can, however, stand in solidarity with progressive Africans and support their efforts to teach new ways of interpreting the Bible and understanding sexuality.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) On Jan. 25, worshippers at Canterbury Cathedral will hear the voices of 16 girls singing the music of English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams — a first for the historic church.
(RNS) A former Archbishop of Canterbury has warned that the Church of England faces extinction in less than 25 years unless it can attract more young people now.
(RNS) Amid deep division in the worldwide Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on Sunday emphasized the need for mission and evangelism ahead of this week’s GAFCON conference.
(RNS) Primates and bishops from the Global South attending a gathering in Toronto said current proposals for a new Anglican Communion covenant don’t go far enough to heal the conflict in the communion over homosexuality.
(RNS) In addition to the consecration of gay bishops, the African primates are concerned with the growing acceptance of same-sex unions in the West. They say attempts to discipline the Episcopal Church were not successful, and, as a result, a “spiritual cancer” has spread to other provinces.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Both Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby stand in stark contrast to their bookish predecessors, and they may find they have much to agree on when they have their first get-to-know-you meeting.