Ugandan bishops pledge to boycott Welby’s landmark Lambeth Conference 2020

Jun 21, 2018 by

from Christian Today:

Ugandan bishops will boycott the archbishop of Canterbury’s Lambeth Conference in 2020.

The 10-yearly meeting is an opportunity to bring the 80 million worldwide Anglican Communion together. But deep divides exist between the 42 provinces, particularly over approaches to same-sex relationships.

The archbishop of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali, who leads one of the most conservative churches in the Communion confirmed on Tuesday Ugandan bishops would refuse to attend.

‘As a house of bishops, because things have not changed we will not attend Lambeth 2020,’ he said addressing a meeting of GAFCON – a traditionalist group of Anglicans – in Jerusalem.

‘Unless godly order is restored within the Anglican Communion, we shall not attend other meetings invited by Canterbury,’ he said.

Churches from the more socially conservative global south object to the stances of the Episcopal Church in the US and the Scottish Episcopal Church, which permit gay marriages.

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