frgavin on April 2nd, 2012


AMIA and PEARUSA agree to go separate ways

March 29, 2012

On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, Anglican Mission leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa with Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, Archbishop of Kenya and Chairman of GAFCON, as well as representatives of the Province of Rwanda.

This gathering was a follow-up to a meeting Archbishop Wabukala hosted in Nairobi earlier this year to facilitate relational reconciliation between the Anglican Mission and Rwanda.

Bishop Chuck Murphy, Archbishops Emmanuel Kolini, Moses Tay and Yong Ping Chung, Bishop John Miller and Canon Mike Murphy represented the Anglican Mission, and Archbishop Onesphore Rwaje and Bishop Laurent Mbanda attended on behalf of the House of Bishops of Rwanda.

The group produced a Communiqué released today outlining an agreement to mutually bless both theAM and Rwanda, allowing each entity to move forward in their mission and ministry, fulfilling God’s call on their lives. Bishop Murphy expressed deep gratitude to Archbishop Wabukala for his leadership and thanksgiving for this new beginning for the Anglican Mission.

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THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF KENYA (ACK) HEAD OFFICE
Archbishop: Most Rev. Dr. Eliud W. Wabukala (archoffice@swiftkenya.com)
A.C.K. Garden House, 2nd Fir. Wing ‘C’
1st Ngong Avenue
P. O. Box 40502 – 00100

COMMUNIQUE FROM ARCHBISHOP ELIUD WABUKALA REGARDING THE 5TH RECONCILIATION BETWEEN THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF RWANDA AND AMiA

We, the undersigned, met in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 for the purpose of continuing the process of reconciliation initiated in Nairobi, Kenya between the Anglican Province of Rwanda and the Anglican Mission in the Americas.

We are grateful to Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, Primate of the Anglican Province of Kenya and Chairman of GAFCON for his faithful and patient efforts in convening this meeting and acting as our reconciler and moderator for the misunderstanding that has caused division in our communities of faith.

We are thankful that he is willing to share this document with the leadership of GAFCON, seeking its prayers, wisdom and understanding.

We recognize that our common task is to preach the Gospel faithfully, with the aim of bringing lost souls to Christ Jesus in both Rwanda and North America. Hence, we agree to cooperate with one another to support and facilitate each other’s capacity to further this work. Accordingly, in our meeting in Johannesburg, it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to agree to the following:

1) that we leave this meeting with the full understanding of our situation and acknowledge that we have done the best within our human efforts to fulfill the recommendations of the Nairobi Meeting;

2) that we return to our own constituencies to do our God-given mission;

3) that we will honor all parties involved by promising not to engage in judgmental or derogatory communication, thereby upholding the fruitful relationship the Anglican Province of Rwanda and the Anglican Mission have enjoyed for the past 12 years;

4) that we mutually agree to intentionally release each other to develop our God-given ministries for the advancement of His Kingdom; 5) that we mutually commit to take the necessary steps to implement all the above. Serving by grace,

The Most Rev. Dr. Eliud Wabukala ARCHBISHOP OF KENYA & GAFCON CHAIRMAN

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