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04 July 2008

Friends United Meeting, Kenyan homosexuality and ‘liberal’ yearly meetings - preview

Until March 2008 David Zarembka was sojourning at Lumakanda Friends Church, Lugari Yearly Meeting, Kenya. He suggests that US Friends must continue to engage with Friends United Meeting

Charles Njonjo was the very powerful Kenyan attorney general during the Kenyatta administration after independence in 1963
  • On 22 May 2008 Charles Njonjo may have done the most courageous thing in his life
  • In the Daily Nation (the largest newspaper in Kenya with a circulation of over a million) he wrote an opinion piece titled 'Failing to attend the Lambeth Conference is cowardly'
  • His byline says he is 'a former cabinet minister and a staunch member of the Anglican Church'
  • I don't know if you keep up with the Anglican (Episcopal) Church controversy but they ordained a gay bishop in New Hampshire a few years ago and the controversy is destroying the Anglican Church worldwide
  • The Lambeth Conference is where the Anglican bishops get together every five years to discuss issues and the Kenyan bishops have refused to go because of the controversy over the ordination of the gay bishop

  • David Zarembka

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