"In the week 3-8 December 1994 the Church of Uganda, the cradle of the East African revival, hosted the first `Holy Spirit Conference' for the Churches of East Africa. Delegates came from all over East and francophone Africa and the Sudan." The same week of the conference the Church in Uganda elected a new Archbishop, the Most Rev. Livingstone Mpalani-Nkoyoyo, whose diocese of Mukono hosted the conference. The new archbishop-elect says "Evangelism is his central vision but he wants it to be holistic evangelism: combining education, catechesis, and social transformation with proclamation. He is also committed to renewal. `Uganda,' he claimed, `is the birth place of the East African Revival'."
See also brief biographical notice re Archbishop Nkoyoyo on page 36.
"One hundred and seventeen years ago the Bugandan King, Mutesa I, wanted missionaries to come to Uganda, so he asked the explorer Stanley to take a letter to Britain. The letter was published in a newspaper. Anglican missionaries from the Church Missionary Society accepted the call and set sail for Uganda."
"Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said it was a 'great grief' that some bishops chose to boycott the Lambeth Conference because of deep divisions over the place of homosexuals in the church". "More than 200 of the 800 bishops invited to the conference chose to stay away and instead attended a gathering of like-minded conservative Anglican bishops and leaders in Jerusalem last month [August 2008]. One of 38 provinces of the Anglican Communion -- Uganda -- did not send any of its bishops". "The boycotting bishops and their supporters have announced the formation pf a network within the Anglican Communion promising to be the alternative to what they call a 'false gospel' on issues such as homosexuality. The network, called the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, is being spearheaded by primates and bishops opposed to the consecration in 2003 of V. Gene Robinson, an openly gay divorced father, as bishop of the diocese of New Hampshire, and the approval in 2002 by the synod of the Vancouver-based diocese of New Westminster of a motion asking its bishop to allow same-sex blessings". "Archbishop Henry Orombi, primate of Uganda, accused Archbishop Williams of 'betrayal' in a comment piece published in London's 'The Times' newspaper. He also referred to the office of the Archbishop of Canterbury as 'little better than a remnant of colonialism'."
A description of the week long visit to the Church of the Province of Uganda by the Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, Primate of the Episcopal Church. The visit began 28 May 2003 and was timed to include the celebration of the Feast of the Martyrs of Uganda on 3 June. At an address to the Uganda Joint Christian Council "Griswold talked about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and how `the effect was to teach us in the U.S. that we are vulnerable -- a lesson hard to bear. In that moment we joined the world community where suffering and violent death are a daily reality'. In a subsequent letter to the primates of the Anglican Communion, he said that `this is a moment in which the U.S. might ask about our relations with the rest of the world, examining our politics in light of world suffering. The fundamental message', Griswold said, `is one of reconciliation. How can we as a nation seek to be an instrument of reconciliation'." Griswold visited a project supported by Episcopal Relief and Development and observed some of the many projects begun by the Ugandan Church's Planning, Development and Rehabilitation office. He heard from bishops in the north who have suffered most from the depredation of the Lord's Resistance Army and of the almost one million people internally displace and living in camps. AIDS is also a great problem and the continuing challenge of tribalism.
A special 8-page insert describing the visit of Archbishop and Mrs. George Carey to the Church of the Province of Uganda for eight days in May 1998. The Archbishop attended a number of events including the consecration of Bishop Nelson Onono-Onweng, of the diocese of Northern Uganda, and the inauguration of the Uganda Christian University at the Bishop Tucker Mukono Campus. The Careys also visited several AIDS treatment centres including TASO (The AIDS Support Organisation) and heard concerns about the church and homosexuality. The Archbishop also preached at an ecumenical service in the Rubaga Roman Catholic Cathedral and visited the new Hannington Martyrs Shrine in Budimo. Dr. Carey also met briefly with the UN General Secretary, Kofi Annan, and heard from the church about the necessity for the poorest countries to be released from further debt repayment.