Hundreds Show Support for Archbishop Stanley Ntagali’s Stand in Canterbury

Jan 18, 2016 by

More than 300 people met Archbishop Stanley Ntagali on his return to Uganda today in a show of solidarity and support for his actions and stand in Canterbury, England, during the recent gathering of Primates of the Anglican Communion. Christians from Entebbe and Kampala received him at three different venues – Entebbe Airport, St. Mark’s Church in Entebbe, and Namirembe Hill, where there was a mass procession from St. Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe, to the Archbishop’s Residence. Members of the...

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Uganda will walk out of Primates Meeting, if “godly order” not restored

Jan 7, 2016 by

By Stanley Ntagali, Anglican Ink: Dear Bishops, Clergy, and Lay Leaders of the Church of Uganda, Happy New Year! We thank God so much for seeing us through 2015 and opening for us the door to enter into 2016. Surely, God is good…all the time! I am taking this extraordinary opportunity to write you about two important matters and to ask for your sustained and fervent prayers for them – elections in our country, and the state and future of the Anglican Communion. Elections. Campaigning is back...

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Background to the Uganda Bill on aggravated homosexuality

Dec 20, 2015 by

It is becoming clear that in the lead up to the Anglican Primates’ gathering, further pressure will be brought to bear on African churches and nations on the subject of their laws on sexuality. Both President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron have made direct threats from their positions of enormous power to African states that funds for their education and health budgets will be removed if the laws are not changed. To this call is now being added calls from the Episcopal Church, the Church of...

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Pope Francis visits Ugandan shrine amid gay rights debate

Dec 1, 2015 by

From Christian Today: Pope Francis traveled to Uganda’s holiest shrine on Saturday, paying tribute to 19th century Christian martyrs killedfor their faith, including for protecting young boys in the royal court from abuse by the king. Francis, on the second leg of his first African tour, said Mass for tens of thousands of people huddled on muddy hillsides surrounding the soaring modern shrine made of iron and cone-shaped to resemble a hut of the Baganda tribe. Twenty-five Anglicans and...

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Pope to Anglicans – “This is ecumenism”

Nov 29, 2015 by

From Church of Uganda: “This is ecumenism,” Pope Francis told the Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Uganda, while being led on a private tour through the new Uganda Martyrs Museum at the Anglican Shrine in Namugongo, Uganda, on 28th November 2015. The Pope’s comment came as they stopped to meditate at the fire pit where twenty-three Anglicans and twenty-two Roman Catholic converts to Christianity were brutally martyred on 3rd June 1886. Pope Francis visited Uganda...

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Archbishop Stanley Ntagali Comments on Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, the Church of England’s “Pilling Report,” and the Open Letter from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York

Sep 17, 2015 by

From Church of Uganda (dated January 2014, but a useful reminder): The Church of Uganda is encouraged by the work of Uganda’s Parliament in amending the Anti-Homosexuality Bill to remove the death penalty, to reduce sentencing guidelines through a principle of proportionality, and to remove the clause on reporting homosexual behaviour, as we had recommended in our 2010 position statement on the Bill. This frees our clergy and church leaders to fulfill the 2008 resolution of our House of...

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