Question about the Church of Uganda and WO
In the post below about the Episcopal Missionary Church and the Church of Uganda, a commenter observes that this news is not good news if the EMC has accepted WO, and it is incomprehensible if it has not accepted WO. This is presuming that the Church of Uganda itself has accepted WO. Can anyone point me to a link that addresses whether the Church of Uganda has accepted WO, and if so, what orders does it ordain women to?
If the Church of Uganda does indeed ordain women, I would have to agree with the anonymous commenter, and simply hope that the EMC is not abandoning its principles. But I'd appreciate any insights into this anyone else has.
From Virtue Online: Realignment continuesVirtue Online
has an interesting report about the possible uniting of the Episcopal Missionary Church with the Anglican Church of Uganda, headed by Abp. Henry Orombi:
REALIGNMENT CONTINUES. The EPISCOPAL MISSIONARY CHURCH under its Presiding Bishop the Rt.Rev. Williams Millsaps is seeking to align itself with the Province of Uganda under its Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi.Talks have begun. The Continuing Anglican body has some 30 parishes in 17 states. The EMC had its beginning when it was faced with ongoing rejection and hostility from modernist reform elements in The Episcopal Church and withdrew from the ECUSA in 1992 and formed the Episcopal Missionary Church, completely separate from and independent of
ECUSA. The Right Rev'd. A. Donald Davies, retired Bishop of Dallas and Fort Worth, was named the first Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Missionary Church. The EMC started talks in Birmingham, Alabama at the AMIA conference earlier this year and they are awaiting word from the African archbishop about how to proceed, Bishop Millsaps told VOL. "We have had two good visits with Archbishop Orombi and I hope to hear from him directly about our future proposals."
This is good news because I have not heard much about Continuing Anglican groups working towards unity with the Global South. Perhaps the EMC will show the way, along with the Reformed Episcopal Church which, although not strictly considered a Continuing Anglican body, is working with the Anglican Church of Nigeria in several areas.
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