Anglican Church in Southern Africa


Anglican Church of Southern Africa rejects gay blessings

Bishops, clergy and lay orders vote down synod motion seeking approval of gay blessings


Cape Town archbishop calls for end to student protests

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba  urged university students to return to their classrooms following a week of violent protests over proposed hikes in tuition.


Gay vote highlights split within the South African church

Sources tell Anglican Ink that though the motion is unlikley to be approved, the debate will make public the sharp divide existing within the church.


Tutu backs peace prize for jailed terrorist leader

Desmond Tutu recommends Palestinian mass murderer for Nobel Peace Prize for being an "advocate and defender of democracy and human rights, including women’s rights, and of pluralism, both religious and political"


Tutu license lifted before, not after, her SA wedding

Dispute over whether Tutu ceremony was a "blessing" or "celebration" of a same-sex marriage


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.