Tuesday 8 February 2011

Anglican Synod of Bishops meets in KwaZulu-Natal 7 – 11 February

This press release was issued on 8 February 2011.

The Synod of Bishops of Anglican Church of Southern Africa is meeting in Marianhill, Pinetown, for its twice a year regular meeting. At these meetings issues of faith, doctrine and ethics are discussed.

At this meeting the bishops will receive a report from Archbishop Thabo Makgoba on the meeting of Anglican primates which he attended recently in Dublin. The meeting will also focus on spiritual formation, social analysis (or orthopraxy), ecumenical relationships and theological education and inculturation. The bishops will continue their work on guidelines which the church requested they provide for couples in same sex relationships.

An external company specialising in leadership will lead a session for the bishops, as will the Revd Dr. Barney Pityana, who was recently appointed by the Archbishop as Rector of the College of the Transfiguration – the Church’s theological college in Grahamstown.

King Goodwill Zwelithini, who is a member of the Anglican Church, will join the bishops for dinner on Wednesday evening.

Note for Editors: The Province of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa comprises Angola, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, St Helena and Tristan da Cunha.

Issued by the Office of the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Inquiries to Gail Allen on 021- 763-1328 (office hours)

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