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 [http://www.globalsouthanglican.org/index.php/weblog/comments/the_global_south_anglican_its_origins_and_development_michael_nai_chiu_poon/] , 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 [http://pewglobal.org/reports/pdf/258.pdf] , 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 [http://www.standfirminfaith.com/index.php/site/article/11179/] , 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

* [http://www.globalsouthanglican.org/index.php/weblog/comments/the_global_south_anglican_its_origins_and_development_michael_nai_chiu_poon/ The Global South Anglican: its origins and development] by Dr Michael Poon
* [http://www.globalsouthanglican.org/index.php Global South Anglican Website]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Anglican Church in North America — Not to be confused with Anglican Church in America. Anglican Church in North America Classification Anglican Orientation both Evangelical and Anglo Catholic orientations …   Wikipedia

  • Global Anglican Future Conference — Logo of the Global Anglican Future Conference. Part of a series on the Anglican realignment …   Wikipedia

  • Anglican Communion — n. the informal organization of the Church of England and derived churches with closely related beliefs and practices, including the Anglican Church of Canada, the Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S., the Episcopal Church of Scotland, etc. *… …   Universalium

  • Anglican Mission in the Americas — The Anglican Mission in the Americas (AMiA; formerly Anglican Mission in America) is a Christian missionary organization active in the United States. Established in 2000, it aims to be an alternative jurisdiction to the Episcopal Church in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Anglican Communion Network — Infobox Organization name = Anglican Communion Network image border = type = Traditionalist Episcopalian/Anglican (religious) group membership = 200,000 congregants, 2,200 clergy in 900 affiliated parishes location=United States and Canada… …   Wikipedia

  • Anglican Diocese of Sydney — The Diocese of Sydney is a diocese within the Anglican Church of Australia. The majority of the diocese is Evangelical and low church in tradition and committed to Reformed and Calvinist theology. The diocese goes as far as Lithgow in the west… …   Wikipedia

  • Anglican Communion/Anglican Consultative Council —    The worldwide Anglican Communion includes those national and regional churches that emerged from the international spread of the Church of England and today continue in a formal communion with that church and its primary official, the… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • South Africa — Republic of, a country in S Africa; member of the Commonwealth of Nations until 1961. 42,327,458; 472,000 sq. mi. (1,222,480 sq. km). Capitals: Pretoria and Cape Town. Formerly, Union of South Africa. * * * South Africa Introduction South Africa… …   Universalium

  • South Africa — This article is about the modern country. For other uses, see South Africa (disambiguation). Republic of South Africa …   Wikipedia

  • South Pacific —    When in 1795 British Congregationalists and other Protestants created the London Missionary Society, the voyages of Captain Cook were still very much in their minds, and the South Pacific seemed the obvious target for the group s initial… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism