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 […]

GAFCON II and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Sermon

Peter Wanyama, a member of the choir at All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi and a member of Changing Attitude Kenya’s committee, heard the Archbishop of Canterbury preach on Sunday morning. Here he conveys his own impression of the sermon and notes the content of collect, asking questions about the intended meaning. Peter reports: The Global Anglican […]

The first woman bishop in the Anglican Church in South Africa consecrated

Today, the new Bishop of Swaziland, the first woman to be consecrated in the Anglican Church in Southern Africa, was consecrated. Here is the Archbishop of Cape Town, ++Thabo Makoba’s account of the service: And now our task has been completed! It is done! Welcome to Bishop Ellinah! We formed into three processions, and, like […]

All Saints 2012

“Time is too short for me to tell stories of Gideon, Barak, Samson, and Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets. Through faith they overthrew kingdoms, established justice, saw God’s promises fulfilled. They shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of fire, escaped death by the sword.” Hebrews 11.32b-34a When I read those […]

The Bishop of Leicester speaks passionately in a Lords’ debate about the “Treatment of Homosexual Men and Women in the Developing World”

The Rt Revd Timothy Stevens, Bishop of Leicester, speaking in the House of Lords

The House of Lords held a debate on Thursday 25 October on a question posed by Lord Lexden. He asked  Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of homosexual men and women in the developing world. Changing Attitude’s interest in the debate is twofold. Firstly, members of our groups in Nigeria […]

AMSHeR outraged at the shutting down of a human rights workshop in Uganda

The African Men for Sexual Health and Rights [AMSHeR] strongly condemns the unlawful shutting down of a human rights workshop in Kampala on Monday, 18 June 2012 by the police under the auspices of Uganda’s Ethics and Integrity Minister, Simon Lokodo. The training workshop, organized by the Kampala-based East and Horn of Africa Human Rights […]

A Sacrament of Love : a statement by the third meeting of Anglican Bishops in dialogue

A Sacrament of Love: Our Continuing Testimony of Grace This statement was released by the Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue after their third meeting June 4 to 7 in Toronto, Ont. The statement from their second meeting “A Testimony of Grace,”  is also available. Love has been perfected in us in this: that we […]

Kenyan media house bans hate speech targeting LGBTI in adverts

Melissa Wainaina, Arcus Correspondent Kenya

Election time is looming in Kenya and there is a sense of guardedness as the country moves from the dark past of post election violence in 2007 that resulted in the deaths of over 1,500 people. The upcoming election is also a litmus test of the new people-driven constitution that Kenyans came up with in […]

Who gets to say what is African and what is not asks Melissa Wainaina in Kenya

Melissa Wainaina, Arcus Correspondent Kenya

As Kenya’s lesbian and gay community marks the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), the country is currently in discussion over the thorny issue of sexual minority rights. This follows the launch of a public inquiry report by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, KNCHR, on sexual and reproductive health in Kenya. The Commission is […]