Anglican Church of Southern Africa

The Province is the oldest in Africa. British Anglicans met for worship in Cape Town after 1806, with the first Bishop appointed in 1847. The twenty-three dioceses of the Province extend beyond the Republic of South Africa and include the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (St. Helena and Tristan da Cunha), Mozambique (Lebombo and Niassa), the Republic of Namibia, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Kingdom of Swaziland and Angola.

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May 24, 2010

"Let us all pray that God will bless the World Cup," said Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa on May 24 as he launched a special prayer for the international soccer tournament.

"It is a short and simple prayer which is easy to learn, and I hope many people...

January 27, 2010

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa is attending the World Economic Forum in Switzerland Jan. 27-31 as an invited participant and will serve as a discussion leader for several of the sessions. The 40th anniversary of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is a...

January 14, 2010

Some ministries prove irresistible.

Nearly three decades ago, Dr. Chris McConnachie began taking breaks from his private orthopedic practice in Hendersonville, North Carolina, for short mission trips to an impoverished area of South Africa.

"Then in 1981, we went out for a three-...

December 10, 2009

Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has told President Jacob Zuma that he is well placed to speak out on issues of ecological debt and eco-justice at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. In a statement released Dec. 10, Makgoba said he had...

October 20, 2009

South African President Jacob Zuma at the weekend met with several church leaders and showed that he wishes to patch up matters with his one-time fierce critic Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Before South Africa held national elections in April, Tutu said he could not...

September 30, 2009

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has thanked the U.K. Government and its tax-payers for their support of his church's work with those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.

Speaking in Johannesburg September 28 at a workshop run by the Anglican AIDS and...

September 29, 2009

In the richer countries of the world, churches of the Anglican Communion are facing dwindling congregations but it is a different story in one of the poorest areas of the globe, in Mozambique.

"Something that is not growing is not alive, and we are growing," U.S.-born Mark van Koevering...

September 11, 2009

The bishops of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa issued a statement saying that "there is still a deep desire among the bishops throughout the world to maintain the bonds of unity" and expressing their commitment to the Anglican Communion's exploration of a covenant.

The bishops'...

August 24, 2009

The Anglican Diocese of Cape Town, meeting in synod August 22, supported a resolution asking the bishops of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa to provide pastoral guidelines for gay and lesbian members living in "covenanted partnerships," whilst "taking due regard of the mind of the...

April 21, 2009

Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town says a decision by prosecutors to drop charges against South African presidential candidate Jacob Zuma will become a "running sore" unless there is an independent inquiry into the arms deal that triggered a legal process that has gripped the...

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