The idea of a gathering of the non-Western parts of the Communion for mutual consultation on their distinctive contextual mission challenges was a recommendation of the Brisbane 1986 Missions Conference. Subsequently, Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) organized this gathering and Global South first came together in the 1st South-South Encounter held in Limuru, Kenya in 1994. The 2nd South-South Encounter was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1997. The 3rd Encounter was held in Ein El Sukhna on 25-30 October 2005 with the theme “One, Holy Catholic & Apostolic Church: Being A Faithful Church For Such A Time As This.” The 4th Encounter was held in Singapore on 19th – 23rd April 2010 with theme “The Gospel of Jesus Christ - Covenant for the People; Light for the Nations.”
A Conference on the Decade of Mission and Networking was held on July 16 - 21, 2012 at Bangkok, Thailand, with the theme “Be Transformed by the Renewing of the Mind to Obedience of Faith for Holistic Mission in a Radically Changing Global Landscape."
This website was set up after the 3rd Encounter to carry the materials from the event and to follow-up work as laid out in the communique, especially the Third Trumpet. It has since become both a news site and a theological forum for issues of concern to Global South Provinces. Apart from official releases, the views of contributors to this site (especially in the Theology & Views section) do not necessary reflect the views of the Global South body.
The current Global South Primates Steering Committee (GSPSC) comprises:
Chairman: The Most Rev Dr Mouneer Anis (Jerusalem & the Middle East)
Vice-Chairman: The Most Rev Nicholas Okoh as (Nigeria)
Honorary Secretary: The Most Rev Ian Ernest (Indian Ocean)
Honorary Treasurer: The Most Rev Bolly Lapok (Southeast Asia)
The Most Rev Stephen Than (Myanmar)
The Most Rev Henri Isingoma (Congo)
The Most Rev Hector Zavala (Southern Cone)
The Most Rev Dr Eliud Wabukala (Kenya)
The Most Rev Daniel Deng (Sudan)
Right Rev Peter Akinola and the Right Rev Dr John Chew were asked to serve as Honorary Members of the Global South Steering Committee at the GSPrimates Meeting on 20th July 2012.
Other Global South Primates do participate in some of the GSPSC meetings as and when the need arises.
The Honorary Secretary is assisted by the GS Secretariat, comprising:
Venerable Wong Tak Meng, Revd Canon Terry Wong
Web Administration and Editorial: Revd Canon Terry Wong & Team
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