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Nairobi Communiqué 2016

We the Primates of the Global Anglican Future Conference met in Nairobi, Kenya from April 18-21, 2016. We give thanks for the gracious hospitality of the Anglican Church of Kenya, their Primate, the Most Rev. Eliud Wabukala, and All Saints Cathedral Diocese. As the location for GAFCON 2013, All Saints holds a special place in our history and in our hearts, and we have been encouraged to be here again.

Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans New Zealand launches

The local expression of the GAFCON movement in New Zealand, the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans NZ (FCANZ), has been launched. Over 500 Anglicans from across New Zealand met in Christchurch and Auckland in what is a significant moment for faithful Anglicans in New Zealand in face of moves to introduction blessings of same-sex civil marriages.

Letter to the Primates by Archbishop Mouneer Anis on ACC Lusaka

Archbishop Mouneer Anis writes a somber letter to his fellow Primates informing them he will not be attending the upcoming ACC-16 meeting in Lusaka. Whilst he had every good faith to attend, the clear disregard for the Primates' decision reached in January 2016 Primates Gathering, that TEC not is not to be represented in the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion, prevents him from doing so in good conscience.

Christianity in the Middle East is not dying – it’s radically changing

Jerusalem holds a special place in our affections as it was there that the GAFCON movement came to birth in 2008 and we were delighted to have fellowship with Christ Church Jerusalem, which has been a centre of faithful Anglican witness in the Old City since 1849.

Easter is a reminder that there is hope for Nigeria

Speaking at the Cathedral Advent Church in Abuja, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, reminds us that 'through God the victory came' encouraging Nigerians that Easter serves as a reminder that there is hope for Nigeria despite the challenges facing the country.

The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) will not participate in the upcoming ACC meeting

Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, The Primate of All Nigeria and Deputy Chairman of GAFCON, releases a statement announcing the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) will not be participating at the upcoming Anglican Consultative Council in Lusaka.

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THOUGHTS & REFLECTIONS

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Prayer Points for Primates Council April 2016

The GAFCON Primates Council is meeting this week in Nairobi (18th-23rd April). As ever, they would value prayer as they seek to guard the Gospel so it can be faithfully proclaimed.

Christians Targeted in Lahore

The Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali, speaks to BBC Newsday's Andrew Peach from Lahore following the recent Pakistan terror attack targeted at Christians.

“CORE DOCTRINE” IS BAD

A thought-provoking article by the Rev. Canon Phil Ashey that shines the light on the real issue facing the Anglican Communion in the aftermath of the January 2016 Primates Gathering in Canterbury. The question remains, will Christ rule our life and witness through His word, or will our life and witness be conformed to the global ambitions of a secular culture?

A spirit of defiance against Biblical faith and order has infected the structures and leadership of the Anglican Communion

In his lent appeal, Archbishop Stanley Ntagali addresses the Church of Uganda, urging them to join with him in prayer for two particular issues that he has been burdened to pray for...

ANGLICANISM IN SPITE OF CANTERBURY?

Rev. Canon Philip Ashey, President of the American Anglican Council, exposes the myth that Anglicanism can be emptied of any meaningful confessional content and reduced to nothing but relationships centred on the See of Canterbury...

Okoh decries rising cases of kidnapping, urges govt to declare national emergency

Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, urges the Nigerian government to address the issue of kidnapping in the country which is on the rise. He also advices the government to review their plan of relocating the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their various communities to ensure that those who are returning are returning to life and safety.

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CHAIRMAN’S PASTORAL LETTER

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Chairman’s February 2016 Pastoral Letter

Receive Christian greetings in the name of Jesus Christ, the Servant King. I am so grateful to you for being faithful in prayer as we met with the other Anglican Primates in Canterbury last month and to the many who sent messages of encouragement and support.

Chairman’s Christmas Pastoral Letter 2015

As our Christmas celebrations begin, I pray that familiar words, hymns and customs will by God's grace kindle in our hearts a new sense of wonder and thankfulness for the gift of Emmanuel, God with us.

Chairman’s October Pastoral Letter 2015

Speaking at a mission conference in Chicago earlier this month I was delighted by the strength and fruitfulness of the global relationships being formed through GAFCON...

Chairman’s September Pastoral Letter 2015

I continue to thank God for the global family of the GAFCON movement and as we stand together to restore the Bible to the heart of the Anglican Communion, I believe that we are recovering what it truly means to be disciples of Jesus Christ.

Chairman’s July-August Pastoral Letter 2015

I am writing to you on the day when the Church has traditionally celebrated the Transfiguration. The veil that covered Jesus’ glory in his earthly ministry is briefly drawn aside before he begins his journey to Jerusalem and death upon the cross.

Chairman’s June Pastoral Letter 2015

The strength of Christian faith has been revealed in a most profound way by members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston following the shooting of nine of its members during a bible study by a gunman obsessed with white supremacist ideas. The true Christlikeness of this historic church, which has been no stranger to persecution in its past, was summed up by a victim’s relative who faced the gunman in court and said, “I forgive you and my family forgives you. Repent and give your life to Christ”.

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