Anglican Church in Southern Africa


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?


Anglican Environmental Network appeal for climate change action

Seventeen bishops have released a call for prayer and action to address the “unprecedented climate crisis”


Anglican Environmental Network appeal for Vanuatu

An appeal for prayers and for practical aid for the people of the South Pacific

No decision on gay blessings from South African bishops

The House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has been unable to come to a common mind on the issue of gay blessings, but have agreed to continue dialogue


The Eco-Bishops are coming to town

Anglican bishops from some of the regions of the world most challenged by climate change – from Fiji to Argentina, and Namibia to Alaska – are to meet in Cape Town next week to work out strategies for achieving climate justice.


Mandela holiday plea from Archbishop Makgoba

The Archbishop of Cape Town has issued a call for South Africans to mark


Soccer star's murder prompts call for gun control in South Africa

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town has backed calls for stricter gun control following the murder of South Africa's national soccer team captain, Senzo Meyiwa.


Corruption is killing South Africa: Archbishop warns

The “insidious cancer of corruption” is “the most egregious threat” to South Africa's democracy today, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has said in a public lecture.


Mozambique peace deal signed

A peace agreement brokered by church leaders has been signed in Maputo by


Capetown appeal for peace

The Archbishop of Capetown, the Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba, issues a call to prayer for the people of Gaza and the Ukraine.