Anglican Church in Southern Africa


Statement from the Archbishop of Cape Town on the resignation of President Zuma

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba "one has an obligation to be accountable to all the citizens of the country rather than to the party to which one belongs"


South African diocesan synod affirms GAFCON's Jerusalem Declaration

Any nominee for bishop of the Diocese of Port Elizabeth must affirm the 2008 statement from the GAFCON Conference in Jerusalem


Parliamentary committee proposes govt registration and oversight of all churches

Proposals to ban snakehandling and curtail fraudulent ministers an overreach of authority by the state, church leaders say


Easter Vigil Sermon: Thabo Makgoba

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town has appealed in his Easter sermon for South Africans to turn the crisis created by a “deeply corrupt regime” into an opportunity by creating a broad-based coal


Church's youngest bishop installed in Mozambique

Thirty-five year old Vicente Msosa installed Saturday as the fourth bishop of Niassa


Statement by the Archbishop of Cape Town on the synod vote rejecting gay marriage

[T]he debate is not over. ... it was notable that a number of opponents of the motion did not reject it out of hand, but suggested instead that opinion in our Church was not yet ready for such a move.


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"