African Anglican leaders look at engaging with politicians to make society better

Senior Anglican leaders in Africa are considering how the Church should engage more with politicians and other influential figures on the continent to help improve society. The topic was one of several discussed by Primates at a meeting of the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa (CAPA) in Nairobi, Kenya, last week. There were several new faces at the gathering following a series of new appointments and the creation of a new province in Sudan.

The Primates also discussed theological education, climate change, gender-based violence and the conflicts in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. They also agreed to organise funding so that every bishop across Africa can afford to attend the Lambeth Conference in 2020.

CAPA chair, Archbishop Albert Chama of the Church of the…

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