Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gafcon comes of age: Archbishop says

30 Oct 2014
George Conger

Gafcon has become a de facto instrument of unity for the Anglican Communion, the Archbishop of Kenya, the Most Rev. Eliud Wabukala said on 24 Oct 2014 in a pastoral letter to the global Anglican reform movement. Recounting his visit to Atlanta to install Archbishop Foley Beach as the second primate of the ACNA, Archbishop Wabukala wrote that Gafcon was “emerging as a new and effective ‘instrument of unity’ for the Anglican Communion. … that reality was underlined at the investiture of Archbishop Foley Beach as the second Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America by the Primates gathered in Atlanta, representing GAFCON and the Anglican Global South, receiving him as a Primate of the Anglican Communion.” Archbishop Beach’s “investiture demonstrated that the realignment of the Anglican Communion is now established and unstoppable,” he said, and “Anglicans around the globe are now affirming this fact.”  Anglican Ink

GAFCON Chairman Abp. Wabukala's October Pastoral letter

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.

Delivering the Beyers Naude Memorial Lecture at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth on October 27, Archbishop Thabo also criticised suggestions that criminalising corruption was a “Western paradigm”.

“Actually, I think it's the other way around,” he said. “Corruption is a two-way street, a two-way transaction. For corruption to happen, you have to have a corrupter, someone willing to pay the bribe, and what I will call a “corruptee”, someone willing to take a bribe. For Africans, over the 50 or 60 years since liberation, the Western paradigm — if indeed there can be said to be one — is one in which Westerners have been the corrupters, and African elites the corruptees.”...


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