Archbishop Kaziimba meets with Church Mission Society, calls for unity of purpose

The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, The Most Reverend Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu has called for unity of purpose among Christians to save the Church from secularism, materialism, consumerism, liberalism and individualism.

During his meeting with a delegation from the Church Mission Society, CMS (formerly Church Missionary Society) who paid him a courtesy visit to his office in Namirembe, Bishop Kaziimba expressed his dissatisfaction with the Church of England for straying from preaching the true gospel and defending the same sex. unscriptural marriages.

“God is calling us to be united and bring the Gospel back to England because they seem to be straying from the path they taught us to take in 1877, the path of the Scriptures. As the Church of Uganda, we will identify and collaborate with brothers and sisters in the West who are still faithful to the scriptures because they are there,” Bishop Kaziimba said.

Archbishop Kaziimba’s comments came hours after Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury informed the primates of the upcoming installation of the Right Reverend Dr David Monteith, Dean of Leicester as Dean of Canterbury, whom he (l Archbishop Welby) said he was in a same-sex civil partnership.

“It is important to let you know that Dean David is in a same-sex civil partnership, which has already been public knowledge for many years. The appointment was made by the Crown Appointments Commission, in accordance with the selection processes and teachings of the Church of England. This has included the normal process for all clergy to verify that Dean David is living his life according to the teachings of the Church of England,” the statement read in part. Archbishop Welby.

Archbishop Kaziimba commended the role of the Church Mission Society in mission and evangelism in the Church in Uganda and Africa in general.

“When the missionaries came to Uganda, they came for three things; teach, heal and preach the gospel. They were able to build Mengo Secondary School, Mengo Hospital and St. Paul Cathedral in Namirembe to achieve the above goals respectively. These have greatly influenced the development of Uganda,” Bishop Kaziimba said.

A Church of Uganda team led by Archbishop Kazimba in a meeting with the CMS delegation.

Rev. Canon Dr. Moses Bushendich, International Director of CMS-Africa, said they were inspired by the work done historically by Christian mission pioneers over the years in Uganda and the extent to which the church has developed.

According to Canon Bushendich, the global network of the Church Mission Society is in Uganda to discuss strategies for global Christian mission.

“We are here as a CMS network – around the world, primarily leaders from the various continental church mission societies to physically meet and discuss strategies for global Christian mission. We continue to discuss the theme of decolonizing Christian mission with an emphasis on indigenous mission while maintaining the global nature of the kingdom of God,” Canon Bushendich said.

Martha J. Finley