Abp Chama’s Hopes for Lambeth

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Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS) has been speaking to archbishops around the world to ask their views on the Lambeth Conference 2020, and will publish a series of short videos in the coming weeks.

“There is a lot to do and the staff team is now being built up,” said Phil George, chief executive of the Lambeth Conference. “We are very, very excited that we will have it all ready for the summer of 2020.”

The first of the videos features the Most Rev. Albert Chama, Bishop of Northern Zambia, Archbishop and Primate of Central Africa, and chairman of the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa.

This video and others were filmed in May in Kenya during a meeting of Anglican primates from CAPA.

“From the look of things and from what I am hearing from my bishops, … everyone is looking forward to the Lambeth Conference because this one, they think, is going to make us as a Communion to come out with something tangible,” Archbishop Chama said.

“For example, we have got issues that are cross-cutting the Communion. We have got gender-based violence; our women have been treated badly, and not only in the secular communities but even in the Church you find that people are violently treated; and issues of discipleship; and also issues of economic empowerment, issues of how can we get that strong determination to preach the gospel to the world.

“I am excited because even in the just-ended CAPA meeting, the primates were all affirming these … as things we want to be on the agenda at Lambeth 2020.”

Adapted from ACNS


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