Archbishop of Kenya criticizes C of E decision on partnered gay bishops

The Archbishop of Kenya, the Most Revd Eliud Wabukala, Chairman of GAFCON Primates Council, has issued a statement posted on the GAFCON web site about the Church of England’s decision to allow clergy in civil partnerships to be appointed as bishops. The statement is reproduced below. Unless the Archbishop has a knowledge of the workings […]

Changing Attitude Kenya meets Bishop Julius Kalu, Bishop of Mombasa

Bishop Julius Kalu (2nd from right) with members of Changing Attitude Kenya at the meeting

In a development of great significance for LGBTI Anglicans, members of Changing Attitude Kenya’s steering committee together with local LGBTI Anglicans met Bishop Julius Kalu of Mombasa on Saturday 20th October 2012. The importance of the meeting extends to LGBTI Africans, Christians and people of faith across the continent. The meeting evolved from the foundations […]

LGBTI Kenyans motivating political and religious change for the whole of Africa

Yesterday evening I heard David Kuria deliver the Kaleidoscope lecture at the University of London about his campaign for election as a senator in next year’s Kenyan election. David is campaigning as an openly gay man, a first in Africa. He began by reflecting on the attitude of LGBTI Africans to their involvement in working […]

Changing Attitude Kenya meets with retired Archbishop David Gitari

This morning members of the new Changing Attitude Kenya steering committee are travelling to Kirinyaga near Embu for an overnight meeting with Archbishop David Gitari at Philadelphia retreat centre. The twenty-four hour meeting has three goals: Demystifying the myths surrounding the existence of LGBTI people within the Anglican church by becoming visible and sharing personal […]

The work of changing attitudes begins to flourish in Western Kenya

I have now returned to Nairobi with Michael Kimindu after a very eventful and deeply blessed 4 days in Kisimu, but we are on the move again to Mombasa for meetings with the bishop, with the local LGBTI group and with a  group of Moslems. Further developments already underway as a result of our visit […]

Further reflections on the meeting with Bishop Joseph of Machakos

There is a great divergence of opinion about homosexuality in the Church of Kenya. The Dean of Theology at one of the Nairobi universities sent a text to Michael saying: “In my view, timing, strategy, participants and fear need to be rethought. Several senior clergy including retired Archbishop David Gitari have gay friends and are […]

Meeting retired Archbishop David Gitari at Embu

David Kuria, Colin Coward, Archbishop David Gitari and Revd Michael Kimindu

Since arriving in Kenya, the days have been a stream of activity, conversations and meetings. It’s now Monday morning with but I want to begin on Sunday when I woke in the beautiful grounds of Philadelphia, the Christian retreat and conference centre built by retired Archbishop David Gitari on the outskirts on Embu, a two […]