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April 2008

Ugandan boycott


The Anglican Church in Uganda is the latest church to announce a boycott on the Lambeth Conference – a meeting of the world’s Anglican bishops held once every 10 years under the direction of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

     The move is in protest at invitations being sent to bishops who condone active homosexuality. Evangelical and conservative Anglican churches in developing countries have been threatening for some time to turn their backs on Lambeth; and an alternative conference has been organised in Jerusalem for those not wishing to attend Lambeth.

            The Ugandan Church cited the American Church’s ordination of the openly gay bishop Gene Robinson in 2003 and continued blessing of same-sex relationships as reasons for the boycott.