"As late as the 1988 Lambeth Conference, bishops from Africa were denying that there was a disease called AIDS". The situation has changed now and the Cape Town joint meeting passed a resolution "that calls for a universal response to AIDS". Several African churches, including those of Uganda and Tanzania have developed AIDS education and prevention programs.
The Rt. Rev. S.L. Alexander, Bishop of Peshawar, in the Church of Pakistan, was kidnapped from his home on 29 January 1993. A ransom was demanded but the bishop was later released. "In an earlier kidnapping, a Canadian trainer from the Diocese of Beshawar [sic Peshawar], Paul Murdock, was released after four days `because the government came in', the Moderator said."
The story of Anglican Archdeacon Elijah Thwala who was a priest in Wembezi Township outside the town of Estcourt in Natal where he "confronted death regularly as he tried to reconcile followers of the rival Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and the African National Congress (ANC)".