Gafcon Primates Council Communiqué Entebbe 2018

Apr 22, 2018 by

We gathered on 16-19 April 2018 in Entebbe, Uganda to share in Bible study, prayer, worship and fellowship.  We give thanks for the gracious hospitality of Archbishop Stanley Ntagali and the Anglican Church of Uganda.

We began our day with Bible study led by Bishop Andy Lines, Archbishop-elect Laurent Mbanda and Archbishop Onesphore Rwaje.  As we met, we finalised our plans for our upcoming conference in Jerusalem, discussed matters affecting our common life, and received updates from our Gafcon provinces and branches.


Jerusalem 2018: Proclaiming Christ Faithfully to the Nations

The third Global Anglican Future Conference (Gafcon) will be held in Jerusalem 18-22 June 2018.  Jerusalem has a special place in the hearts of the Gafcon movement as it was the location of our inaugural conference in 2008. The city stands as a constant reminder of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the apostles’ proclamation of the gospel, and the birth of the Church.  By returning to  Jerusalem we are expressing our determination to remain true to the teachings of Jesus.

The theme of the conference is “Proclaiming Christ faithfully to the Nations.” Gafcon III offers authentic global fellowship in the Anglican Communion.  In 2008, over 1,100 lay and clergy delegates attended, and at the second conference, in Nairobi in 2013, this number grew to over 1,500.  On this, the tenth anniversary of Gafcon, we are expecting around 2,000 delegates from over 50 countries.  During the conference the plenary sessions will be translated into French, Spanish, and Portuguese.


Welcoming New Primates

We welcomed the Most Rev. Justin Badi, Primate-elect of the Province of South Sudan and we welcomed the Most Rev. Laurent Mbanda, Primate-elect of the Province of Rwanda.  Upon their enthronements, both will be eligible for election to the Primates Council.

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See also: Kenya: no safe harbour from encroaching Islamisation or Western secularism, by Phil Ashey, AAC

Is Gafcon a ‘Ginger Group’? by Stephen Noll, Contending Anglican

Anglican Unscripted with Stephen Noll


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