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 […]

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 […]

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 sends all Kenyan bishops the LGBTI Empowerment Seminar Report

On Monday we carried Rev Michael Kimindu’s report of the LGBTI Empowerment Seminar held in Mombasa on Saturday 11 August. The Rt Revd Julius Kalu, Bishop of Mombasa, accepted an invitation to attend the seminar and meet for the first time 20 LGBTI Kenyan Christians. The seminar was organized as a result of media reports […]

Neema Metropolitan Community Church holds an LGBTI Empowerment Seminar with Mombasa Anglican Bishop, Julius Kalu

Rt Revd Julius Kalu, Bishop of Mombasa

The Revd Michael Kimindu wears several hats! He is the Director of Other Sheep Africa and an MCC Minister as well as being an Anglican priest and the founder of Changing Attitude Kenya. Michael introduced me to Bishop Julius Kalu of Mombasa when I visited Kenya in March this year. Bishop Kalu was very welcoming […]

Bishops in Lewes, Diocese of Chichester and Mombasa, Kenya, unwittingly reveal the drama of changing attitudes towards LGBTI people in the Anglican Communion

Eddie Mair interviewed the Revds David Page and Howard Norton for iPM on BBC R4 this evening. They were interviewed about the Clergy Discipline Measure procedure take against David by Bishop Wallace Benn following David’s honesty in applying for a PTO 5 years after Wallace had refused David a PTO because David wouldn’t answer questions […]

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 […]

Worshipping with the St Sebastian Fellowship in Kisumu

Fred Odinga, the fellowship leader of the St Sebastian Christian Community

Today I have spent the morning at KIPE , a Kisumu-based HIV prevention, treatment and support programme for youth-most-at-risk for HIV infection and HIV-infected youth. I was there because every Sunday as part of their programme, KIPE hosts the St Sebastian Community, a Christian group which worships at 12noon to 1pm every Sunday. The service is […]

Sexuality and Spirituality Workshop with NYAWEK in Kisumu

Revd Michael Kimindu, Colin Coward, Moses Musonga (Quaker and chair of Other Sheep Afrika) and Dan Onyango outside NYAWEK's office

I have spent today at the NYAWEK (Nyanza Western Kenya LGBTI Coalition) office in Kisumu. The Coalition was formed from a number of pre-existing groups in the Western Region of Kenya which came into being as a result of sexual health and HIV awareness initiatives. NYAWEK’s office is in a building originally built as a […]