Talk:Anglican Church of Southern Africa

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Name[edit]

OK. I see a problem here. Within the next couple of years, this is going to be the name of the church. Which means that we'll want to move the page here. But we won't be able to b/c a page (albeit a redirect) exists here? I myself am an overzealous creator of redirect pages, but this could prove difficult. We'll have to get it deleted before the move, won't we? Carolynparrishfan 01:39, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

No. If Article A (in this case, Anglican Church of Southern Africa) contains only a redirect to Article B (in this case, Church of the Province of Southern Africa), and there are no other revisions in the history of Article A, then the software will allow you to move Article B to Article A (and Article B will become a redirect to Article A). See WP:MOVE#Moving over a redirect for more information. - htonl 21:35, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

They changed the name in September (link is in the article). I'm in the process of fixing the links.Rockhopper10r 00:07, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Uniform format proposal[edit]

A proposal is being floated at the project page that there be a standard format for organising each article about national provinces of the Anglican Communion, including this one. Please consider participating in the straw vote and discussion. Cheers! Fishhead64 21:45, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

Correction to Article on Anglican Church of Southern African[edit]

The Article on the Anglican Church of Southern African indicates that in 1870 the Church of England in South Africa (CESA) formed a break away group of churches/congregations. This in incorrect. In 1870 Bishop Gray called a synod meeting of the churches in the Southern African region at which the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (CPSA) now know the Anglican Church of Southern Africa was formed. Those churces/congregations which decided to remain part of the Church of England and not become part of the CPSA became known as the Church of England in South Africa (CESA). Thus the CPSA broke away from the Church of England to form a new Anglican province and although in the following years the Archbiship of Canterbury did not recongnises CESA it was in fact the CPSA and not the CESA who broke from the Church of England. One additional note as well as good relations with Anglicans in Sydney, Australia CESA also has good relationship with many evangleical Anglicans in England, many part of Africa and South America. If you want to read more on the history of CESA then read the book "A Candle Burns in Africa" by Tony Ive which was published in 1992 and can be purchased online at the Church Society online store on their website. The address is http:///www.churchsociety.org .

--Pierre217 13:28, 23 September 2007 (UTC)Pierre

May 2008[edit]

An unregistered user made a change to this article, relating to the matter raised above. The same user made additions to John Stott and Martyn Lloyd-Jones, which I reverted as they were unsourced contentious material. I am reluctant to do the same here due to the need to maintain NPOV on what sounds like a delicate issue that I know nothing about. If the user who made the edit reads this, please register so we can more easily work together to improve Wikipedia. Sidefall (talk) 22:18, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Talk:Personal Ordinariate[edit]

Apart from the Traditional Anglican Communion, the article should really consider verifying whether groups within the Anglican Church of Southern Africa have ever sought a similar canonical structure to the proposed personal ordinariates. ADM (talk) 18:08, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Homosexuality[edit]

While not supporting the blessing of same-sex unions, the Anglican Church of Southern Africa seems to be on his way to recognize the moral validity of same-sex relationships, based on South Africa law that allows same-sex marriage [1]. This source is from 2009, so any new developments in this question should be added, since they have a great role in the future of the Anglican Communion. It should be noticed that Desmond Tutu stance on the total validity of same-sex unions and non-celibate clergy is his own personal stance, there are certainly many disagreeing voices in the Anglican Church in Southern Africa.Mistico (talk) 17:14, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

Possible Partition[edit]

Other important question is the possible partition of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa into several national or regional churches, like it already happened in other parts of Africa. Not only because this church is basically the Church of South Africa, as also the general tendency is to create national churches in Africa, so it would make sense the creation of national churches in Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, and Namibia - Angola. From what I have read there are also many voices in these countries and not only in South Africa more in agreement with the Anglican realignment movement then with the unorthodox stances of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa.Mistico (talk) 17:22, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

My research lead me to conclude that a national province in the Anglican Communion to be created needs to have at least 5 dioceses. It is possible that Ghana will be elevated to that status in the near future, but concerning the Anglican Church in Southern Africa, both the churches of Lesotho and Swaziland have currently one diocese, like also the much largers in area churches of Namibia and Angola. Mozambique does have two national dioceses and it seems to most likely country with chances to become a national province. From what I have found, the Anglican Diocese of Port Elizabeth is the diocese more active in the Anglican realignment.Mistico (talk) 19:14, 18 July 2012 (UTC)