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230 Ugandans going to Jerusalem

The Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali, Archbishop of the Church of Uganda. © Albin Hillert/WCC

By Agencies

The Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali, Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, will lead 230 Bishops, wives, clergy, and lay leaders to Jerusalem on 16th June to participate in the 3rd international gathering of the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON).

Two thousand Anglicans are expected to converge in Jerusalem from more than 50 countries. The conference theme is “Proclaiming Christ Faithfully to the Nations” and runs from 17th – 22nd June.

GAFCON was established in 2008 in Jerusalem and this global gathering celebrates ten years of Anglicans walking together based on a common confession of the faith articulated in the Jerusalem Declaration.

The Jerusalem Declaration calls Anglicans back to their Christ-centred and Bible-based Reformation roots, especially to restore the Bible back to the heart of Anglicanism. It is a classic statement of faith that captures the same life-changing message that spread abundant life in Uganda through the East African Revival.

During the meeting, the GAFCON movement will launch a number of global networks focused on deepening partnerships and making them relevant in a variety of local contexts. Ugandans are playing several prominent roles in the conference. Archbishop Stanley will preach at the final worship service.

Archbishop Stanley said, “The Church of Uganda was a founding member of GAFCON in 2008. We have continued to support GAFCON and will continue to promote it. GAFCON is the best hope for Anglicans around the world to walk together in a way that brings genuine transformation to people’s lives, families, and communities.”

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