Global South Update 19 Nov 2005

My dear bothers and sisters,

I am writing to you to tell you about some exciting developments in our Global South community.

At the third South South Encounter hosted by the Diocese of Egypt October 25th/30th in Ain El Sukhna the Primates met and decided that we needed to establish an ongoing leadership team. We were convinced that we needed to continue the important work of strengthening our community and implementing the decisions taken during our Encounter.

We elected a leadership team consisting of the Most Rev’d Peter J. Akinola, Primate of All Nigeria as President, the Rt. Rev’d John Chew, Bishop of Singapore as General Secretary, assisted by the Venerable Oluranti Odubogun and Canon Martyn Minns, and the Rt. Rev’d Mouneer Anis as Treasurer along with a Primates Advisory Group consisting of the Most Rev’d Emmanuel Kolini, Province of Rwanda, the Most Rev’d Bernard Malango, Province of Central Africa, the Most Rev’d Drexel Gomez, the Province of the West Indies the Most Rev’d Gregory Venables, the Province of the Southern Cone. We will also shortly be announcing the name of a Primate from Asia to complete the group.

We are developing a number of initiatives that will strengthen our common life, the first of which will be a Global South Consultation on Economic Empowerment that we are planning to hold during 2006. We are also pleased to announce the establishment of our new website at which will not only provide up to date information but also provides online access to many of the reports given at the third Encounter and a growing photo gallery here.

It is our hope that the Global South community of Provinces and those who share our commitment to historic Anglicanism will continue to demonstrate a radical commitment to Jesus Christ, a profound love and respect for the Word of God and a passion for the work of mission to the world round us.

Global South Leadership Team

For further information please contact our Secretary Bishop John Chew at

A further note from GSA Admin: Many delegates were requesting for information from past Encounters. The communiques from the last two are posted here . We will post a few more papers in due course. The links are also on the right bar.



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