Uganda’s Christian heritage came at great cost. Many are familiar with Archbishop Janani Luwum, executed by tyrant Idi Amin in 1977. But Luwum was not the first bishop to give his life for the Gospel in this east African country.
“[T]he bishops decided that the primates of GAFCON would take a more organized and more purposeful role in providing support and encouragement to other parts of the globe in which help may be needed. In particular, the situation in England is in the mind of the bishops.
On November 5th, 1622, 391 years ago, it was a cold Tuesday morning much like this one. The occasion happened to be the seventeen year anniversary of the infamous Gunpowder Plot to assassinate James I. The place was St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. The Scripture reading was from the book of Lamentations, and the Rector was a certain priest named John Donne.
“It seems to me that the Global South is much more adept at giving its testimony to witness for the Gospel and to stand for Christ in a way that is not afraid of being marginalized or disliked or even for hostility directed back at it. I think in the West our culture has put us in a place where we are often afraid to speak boldly, to make the exclusive claims of the Gospel, and to present Jesus Christ in a very straightforward way because we want to be accepted.”
Hallowmas is one of the few remaining times of the year when traditionalist are at each other’s throats. All Saint’s and All Soul’s day remain important feasts in the Catholic traditions, and for those many who take their Reformed heritage seriously, Reformation Day has become an important occasion to reaffirm their beliefs. As a good Anglican, I find myself caught somewhere in the middle, yet with strong sympathy toward the Catholic side.
The Global Anglican Future Conference is meeting this week in Nairobi, Kenya, gathering together almost 1,400 delegates from across over 40 countries and 27 Anglican provinces. Here is IRD’s list of the ten things about GAFCON you might not expect.
The Global Anglican Future Conference is a movement not just calling attention to a dysfunction, but building for the future, according to a trio of leaders fielding questions from the press at the Nairobi, Kenya gathering on Friday.
Living alongside and evangelizing Muslim neighbors has been a recurring theme at the Global Anglican Future Conference this week in Nairobi, Kenya. Relations between Anglican Christians and Muslims have been made more complicated in recent years with the rise of radical Islamists and key differences in how Christians and some Muslims understand moral codes and public law.
On the third day of the Global Anglican Future Conference delegates divided into a series of mini-conferences that will stretch over two days. The multi-session events have the same participants throughout, with topics ranging from marriage and family, the challenge of Islam, aid and development and theological education among the nine topics.
Appeals to scriptural authority and the urgency of a revival that spread across East Africa characterized the opening session of the Global Anglican Future Conference in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday. The evening spotlighted the experience of Global South Christians who are both hosting the conference and leading the renewal movement.