Anglican Church in Southern Africa


Call to action from the president of the Anglican Environmental Network

Bishop Ellinah Wamukoya of Swaziland urges Anglicans to take action to protect the earth and its creatures


Cape Town priest ends hunger strike

A South African priest has ended her hunger strike following the intervention of the Archbishop of Cape Town


Same-sex marriage ruled out by Anglican Church in Southern Africa

Gay marriage would be a fundamental change to church doctrine and cannot be permitted, a statement released by the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, has held.

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba calls Church to prayer as South Africa debates State of the Nation

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba is calling for prayers for proceedings in Parliament in the coming days, when MPs will debate the state of the nation.


To the Laos - To the People of God: Tensions in the Communion?

My focus in this letter is on the meeting of Primates from across the Anglican Communion which we held in the precincts of Canterbury Cathedral this month, and on the communiqué we issued afterwards, dealing with a number of issues but attracting most attention because of the differences among us over our teaching on matters of human sexuality.


Cape Town archbishop's message from Canterbury

I am still standing after just over three days of our meeting in Canterbury.


Presentment filed against Lesotho bishop

The Rt. Rev. Adam Taaso has been charged with conduct unbecoming a member of the clergy.


Umzimvubu cathedral destroyed by fire

The Primate of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa reports the cathedral, chapter house and offices of the Diocese of Umzimvubu have been destroyed by fire.


Cape Town archbishop hosts mining industry discussions

Representatives of the South African mining sector, civil society and faith communities met at my invitation at Bishopscourt on October 9 in Cape Town to discuss the future of the industry in South


Tutu on the mend

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu made his first public appearance last week following a health scare that hospitalized him for much of July and August.


Cape Town archbishop calls for the moral cleansing of South Africa's govt

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has denounced the leaders of the African National Congress for abandoning the values of the anti-apartheid struggle and enriching themselves at the expense of the people.


Climate change battles - could Pope Francis’ encyclical be a decisive new ally?

The course of European history was at the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815. Exactly 200 years later, Pope Francis released his encyclical Laudate Si’. Will this change the course of history and bring victory for a sustainable future at the climate change talks in Paris in November this year?