What has emerged from the Fourth Global South to South Encounter in Singapore?

The Global South Encounter ended today when the Fourth Trumpet was issued. Most of its content is very predictable but there are things of more value to be learnt from other reports about the Encounter. Two proposals The Most Rev. Mouneer Anis, Archbishop of the Middle East, proposed a new global Anglican structure to compensate […]

Why are Global South leaders tempted to follow old-paradigm, British Colonial Christian ideas?

Yesterday’s lectionary readings from Deuteronomy 6 and Ephesians 2 set off a train of thought in me. Deuteronomy gives substantial support (for those who give equal weight and authority to the whole of the Bible) to those who claim to be orthodox, conservative and evangelical in their commitment to a God of rules who wields […]

Fractious times in the Central African Province as clergy go unpaid while 4 clergy fly to Singapore

Anglican-Information – which calls itself ‘a voice for the voiceless’ in the Anglican Central African Province – issued e-letters this week revealing that the acting Dean of the Province, the Rt Rev’d Albert Chama (pictured below left) has flown to the Fourth Global South Encounter in Singapore accompanied by Bishops William Mchamba of Eastern Zambia […]

No escape for the Global South from the challenge to engage with LGBT Anglicans

The Global South leaders gathered in Singapore yesterday for the Fourth Global South to South Encounter. The theme of the Encounter is The Gospel of Jesus Christ —Covenant for the People; Light for the Nations. The questions facing the Anglican Communion around the issue of human sexuality look radically different to a 64 year old […]