GAFCON Primates write to the Archbishop of Burundi accusing him of betrayal

The Gafcon Primates have written a letter to the Archbishop of Burundi, Bernard Ntahoturi, Chairman of CAPA (the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa). They accuse him of betraying the faith by attending a “Transformation Through Friendship” meeting organised by The Episcopal Church at the General Theological Seminary in New York City from October 8-10, […]

Making women bishops in Kenya, the impact on GAFCON and implications for human sexuality divisions

Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, Archbishop of Kenya with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby

The Star newspaper, Kenya, carried an article on 30 December 2014 by Canon Francis Omondi, a priest in the Anglican Church of Kenya. Canon Omondi writes in the context of the recent appointment of the Rev Libby Lane as Bishop Suffragan of Stockport, the first ever woman bishop in the Church of England. He says […]

Homophobia in the Anglican Communion – a response – part 1

St Mark's Battersea Rise: preparing for GAFCON event

Changing Attitude has received a response to Rev. Colin Coward’s article on homophobia which we think is significant enough to publish in full. The author – Peter Chater – has told us, ‘Whatever our disagreements about scripture, it is our response to it and the way we treat others that marks us out as homophobic or […]

Homophobia in the Anglican Communion – a response – part 2

St Mark's Battersea Rise, exterior

This article is Part 2 of 2 of a guest piece by Peter Chater. Part 1, which gives background to the following article and contains an introduction by Changing Attitude, is available here. I too avoided the word ‘homophobia’, for many years, out of respect for others, because it can be used as an insult, […]

GAFCON 2 and the presence of gays

This week the GAFCON 2 Conference is taking place in Nairobi. It’s good that Anglicans from many different parts of our Communion are gathering to worship, pray and study together. It’s sad that they are gathering around an attitude towards LGB&T people which fails to live into God’s unconditional love which is God’s gift in and to all creation.

Archbishop of Canterbury says homophobia has to be eradicated from the Church

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury spoke at the opening of the new headquarters of the Evangelical Alliance yesterday. The Telegraph and Guardian reported his extensive remarks about same-sex marriage and the way gay and lesbian people have been treated. The Evangelical Alliance didn’t include them in its own report. The Archbishop knows this is […]

Time to end homophobia and anti-gay prejudice in the Anglican Communion

The remarks made to journalists in Namirembe, Kampala, by Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, the Primate of the Church of Uganda, are predictably to the script of the Global South/GAFCON axis in the Anglican Communion. The Archbishop’s stance is a reprise of the many statements hostile to the presence of LGB&T people in the Anglican Communion and […]

Homosexuality is tearing fabric of Anglican union, claims Archbishop Ntagali of Uganda

Archbishop Stanley Ntagali of Uganda

The Primate of the Church of Uganda, Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, has attacked the Episcopal Church in America on the tenth anniversary of the election of Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire. Archbishop Ntagali said the unbiblical decision has torn the fabric of the Anglican Communion at its deepest level. The Archbishop was referring to the […]

Christianity in a time of revolution – Archbishop Justin’s presidential address

At the end of yesterday afternoon’s opening session of General Synod in York the Archbishop of Canterbury delivered his first presidential address. His theme was revolution. He began by thanking all the staff who, he said, “…have been so effective and kind in dealing with the frightening and unsettling impact of a new Archbishop. Taking […]

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 […]