Time for Nigeria to return to the Anglican fold and learn to respect LGBTI people

The Most Revd Nicholas Okoh, Primate of all Nigeria, issued a statement yesterday about the resignation of the Archbishop of Canterbury. It is a bitter, hostile statement, blaming Dr Williams for all the problems endured by him and the Communion since 2003. Bishop Okoh, as he then was, accompanied Archbishop Peter Akinola to the Primates’ […]

Retired Archbishop Peter Akinola urges support for Nigerian anti-gay marriage bill

Archbishop Peter Akinola, the retired Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), has endorsed the anti-same gender marriage bill which would impose criminal penalties on same-sex unions and LGBT organisations and gatherings. Joseph Okoghenum writes in the Nigeria Guardian: In what seems to be mounting support for the passage of anti-Same-Sex Marriage Bill by […]

Report from the White Sands Hotel, Dar Es Salaam – Day 4, part 2

At lunchtime today, a moment of drama occurred at the White Sands Hotel (non-Primates side). Archbishop Peter Akinola walked down the staircase of the hotel lobby, attired splendidly in white, and walked calmly down the corridor and out into the sunshine and the security-guarded wing of the hotel where the Primates meeting is taking place. […]

Report from the Primates meeting – Day 3

Davis Mac-Iyalla and Njongonkulu Ndungane

There is a curious dynamic developing in the relationship between myself and Bishop Martyn Minns, Canon David Anderson and Canon Chris Sugden. This morning when Davis and I arrived for breakfast, Martyn rose and introduced myself, Davis and Caro to everyone at his breakfast table, and most especially (as if for the first time) those […]

Davis Mac-Iyalla meets Archbishop Peter Akinola

This afternoon, following the first press briefing prior to the official beginning of the Primates meeting on Thursday 15 February, Davis Mac-Iyalla, Director of Changing Attitude Nigeria and Archbishop Peter Akinola, Primate of All Nigeria, met for the first time. As Davis left the hotel lobby with Carol Denton Hall, he found the Archbishop in […]

Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) plans for Lambeth Conference

Changing Attitude England has received reports from various members of Changing Attitude Nigeria (CAN) which shed light on the dynamics of the Church of Nigeria and their plans for the Lambeth Conference in 2008. The reports indicate that there are mixed feelings and a degree of confusion in Archbishop Akinola’s retinue. He was apparently planning […]

CA England engages with Archbishop Peter Akinola’s arguments

On 15 October 2006, His Grace the Most Reverend Peter Jasper Akinola, the Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, spoke at a special thanksgiving service organized in his honour in Abuja by a Christian group known as the Fellowship Christian Patriots (FCP). The Archbishop was being honoured for emerging as one of the […]

Archbishop Peter Akinola expects to elect and consecrate bishops in America

In a letter sent on 30 March 2006 from Archbishop Peter Akinola to Bishop Jack Iker of Fort Worth, Archbishop Akinola wrote that he expects to elect and consecrate new Episcopal leadership in the coming months for CANA, the Convocation for Anglicans in North America. Archbishop Peter Akinola, the Bishop of Abuja, Anglican Primate of […]

A Statement on the Church of England’s response to Civil Partnerships

by The Most Revd. Peter J. Akinola, CON, DD By the Primate of All Nigeria I read with utter dismay the pastoral statement recently issued by the Church of England House of Bishops with regard to the Civil Partnership Act scheduled to come into force on 5 December 2005. While I was pleased to note […]

Nigerian Archbishop Peter Akinola says C of E should be suspended for backing Civil Partnerships

An article written by Alex Delmar-Morgan for the Sunday Times but not printed in full in the print edition reported that Archbishop Peter Akinola has said the Church of England should face disciplinary action and called for its temporary suspension from the Anglican Consultative Council. This is a reaction to the publication on Monday 25 […]