Thursday, August 19, 2010

Anglican Bishop in Uganda Vow to Confront Bishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury

In a move to reaffirm their opposition to gay rights and gay acceptance in the Anglican church of Uganda, Bishops from all over the country sitting at Mukono vowed to confront the arch-bishop of Canterbury over his stand on homosexuality and gay Bishops serving in the church.
They promised to let him know where they stand with him and also make it clear that they will never agree with him on the issue of homosexuals in the church.
During the meeting, the arch-Bishop of the church of Uganda said they would not break away from Canterbury but would not cooperate with it until after arch-Bishop Rowan Williams has changed his stance on homosexuality in the church or left the position of arch-Bishop.
About 400 Bishops from different parts of the world are expected to attend the All African Bishops Conference (AABC) scheduled from August 23- 29, 2010 in Kampala, Uganda. They will come from Burundi, Central Africa, DR Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Indian Ocean (Seychelles, Mauritius) Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Tanzania, Egypt and Uganda will attend.
Additionally, other paticipants will include representatives from Anglican Communion Office, Lambeth Palace, Representatives from Other Anglican Provinces, Heads of other Churches, Representatives of Africa Union, UN Bodies and Regional Blocs such as EAC, SADAC, ECOWAS, Representatives of Diplomatic Missions, Partners in Development and Media Representatives among others.
At the same meeting, Uganda’s principal Judge Ogoola called for love and tolerance to diversity. He said when love met justice in Israel, the nation blossomed.

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