Global South (Anglican)

Global South (Anglican)

The Anglican Global South is a grouping of twenty of the thirty-eight Provinces of the Anglican Communion derived from a meeting entitled the Global South Encounter in October 2005. The term Global South was, in origin, simply a general description of what was formerly referred to as the Third World, i.e. the less developed nations, which are primarily in the Southern Hemisphere. It was applied, specifically, to Christian churches only in 2003 [] , and gained impetus in the context of disputes within the Anglican Communion over the ordination in 2003 of a partnered gay man, Gene Robinson, as a Bishop in The Episcopal Church of the United States of America. Churches of the Global South, in alliance with conservatives in the United States of America, have since then vigorously protested the unacceptability to them of any accommodation of same-sex relationships within the Anglican Communion.

The Anglican Provinces identified with the Global South grouping represent most if not all of the Third World countries within the Communion, and are mostly conservative on matters of sexual ethics, in line with their local cultural norms [] , and evangelical in churchmanship.

The majority of the Provinces are part of the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa or (CAPA). The Global South makes regular pronouncements on the internal politics of the Anglican Communion, with particular emphasis upon issues of human sexuality, through a self appointed Steering Committee [] , whose Chairman is the Primate of Nigeria, the Most Rev. Peter Akinola.

*The Church of Bangladesh
*The Anglican Church of Burundi (CAPA)
*The Church of the Province of Central Africa (CAPA)
*The Church of South India
*The Province of the Anglican Church of The Congo (CAPA)
*The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean (CAPA)
*The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East (CAPA)
*The Anglican Church of Kenya (CAPA)
*The Church of the Province of Myanmar
*The Church of Nigeria (CAPA)
*The Episcopal Church in the Philippines
*The Church of the Province of Rwanda (CAPA)
*The Church of the Province of South East Asia
*The Anglican Church of Southern Africa
*The Anglican Church of the Southern Cone of America
*The Episcopal Church of the Sudan (CAPA)
*The Anglican Church of Tanzania (CAPA)
*The Church of Uganda (CAPA)
*The Church of the Province of West Africa (CAPA)
*The Church in the Province of the West Indies

ee also

*Windsor Report
*Anglican Mission in the Americas
*Convocation of Anglicans in North America
*Anglican realignment
*Anglican views of homosexuality
*Global Anglican Future Conference

External links

* [ The Global South Anglican: its origins and development] by Dr Michael Poon
* [ Global South Anglican Website]

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