frgavin on August 1st, 2010

Left: Ian Ernest, Archbishop of the Indian Ocean and chairman of CAPA

Godwin Ayesiga reports:

Kampala — Uganda will host over 400 bishops in the All African Bishops’ Conference set to take place from August 23 to 29 at the Resort Beach Hotel in Entebbe.

Organised by the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa, the conference will provide the bishops a forum to discuss issues like war, poverty, poor leadership, diseases and corruption.

President Yoweri Museveni will open the conference, which and the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is expected to attend.

According to Amanda Onapito, the Church of Uganda director, the theme of the conference is “Securing our future: unlocking our potential (Hebrews 12:1-2).” Sub-themes will include securing an economic future, nurturing family life, building healthy populations, and creating harmonious and dignified communities.

Edward Gaamuwa, the chairperson of the organising committee, said the bishops will worship, study the gospel, fellowship and pray together in search for solutions to the basic problems of the continent. Other activities for the week will include an art exhibition where the public will display some of the things Uganda is endowed with.

The conference, scheduled to convene every four years, is the second of its kind. The first was held in Nigeria in October 2004.


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