Anglicans in Africa have decided to "revolutionize" their mechanisms for inter-provincial action by creating a full-time office to run the affairs of the Council of African Provinces of Africa. The Council has been run on a voluntary basis by the Church of the Province of Kenya since its inception.
Archbishop George Carey visited Kenya in December 1994 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Christianity in Kenya. Archbishop Carey spoke urging the government and people to work together so that "there should be no room for religious or ethnic conflicts that lead to bloodshed". The Archbishop also "challenged the Church leaders to address themselves to the serious threat posed by AIDS."
Also includes a brief personal reflection on the visit by the Rev. Andrew Deuchar and four comments by Archbishop Carey about the Kenyan Church.
Nowhere else is the Anglican church growing so dramatically and nowhere else are the challenges so daunting. "It has been said that if a portrait could be drawn of the typical Anglican today, it would be the picture of a black, male, lay person from Africa who speaks no English."
The Rev. Grant LeMarquand is Lecturer in Theology at St. Paul's United Theological College, Limuru, Kenya.
He reflects that in the west there is often a battle between people who are interested in evangelism and people who are interested in social action. In the Kenyan church there is not nearly as big a distinction.
The Law Society of Kenya in conjunction with the Church of the Province of Kenya and the National Council of Churches of Kenya, have formed a Justice and Peace Convention (Kenya) to elicit the views of Kenyans on the social, political and economic future of the country.
"The Most Rev. David Mukuba Gitari, Bishop of Kirinyaga, Kenya, has become Archbishop of the Province of Kenya (CPK). He succeeds the Most Rev. Manasses Kuria who retired in 1994". Includes other biographical information.