Mwamba dismisses doomsayers

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From Bishop Trevor Mwamba’s address to the Modern Churchpeople’s Union:

“I dismiss the doomsday predictions of those who glimpse the breakup of the Anglican Communion at a drop of a hat. The simple reality is that the majority of African Anglicans, about 37 million of them, are frankly not bothered with the debate on sexuality. A bishop from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, told me that the people in his diocese were not in the least interested in the issue. This is just the tip of the iceberg because in my own Province of Central Africa contrary to what the renegade ex-bishop of Harare, Dr. Nolbert Kunonga, and David Virtue have said the debate on sexuality is not also an issue. We can multiply these examples across Africa.”

And:

“It is time we focused our energies in doing God’s mission in the world and strengthening the many things we have in common rather than on those on which we differ.”

“Let us then straight, gay, liberal, conservative, moderate, Anglo-Catholic, Evangelical, traditionalist, Africans and Americans, Asians, Europeans get into each other’s worlds and be enriched in the discovery of our oneness in Christ and together enlarge God’s kingdom of love where everybody has a seat at the table.”

“Let’s beware of excommunicating each other here on earth. For we shall find in heaven we are still bound together at the table of Christ’s love. Archbishop Akinola sitting next to Bishop Gene Robinson for such is the kingdom of God.”

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