Category - Peter Akinola

  • 23 Jan 2014

    A special adviser on media and publicity to Nigeria’s president is trying to justify a brutally oppressive new law by claiming that it reflects national and religious values. Meanwhile signatures are being gathered for a petition asking the archbishops of Canterbury and York to speak out against this law. Overseas faith leaders may need to choose their words carefully if they are to be most effective.

  • 7 Sep 2009

    Regarding people as good or bad simply on the basis of religion or ideology is risky, says Savi Hensman. Similarly, those who call themselves conservatives are often advocating radical change.

  • 23 Jun 2008

    Archbishops Peter Akinola of Nigeria and Henry Orombi of Uganda have declined to condemn violence against lesbian and gay men and women during a press conference at the GAFCON meeting in Jerusalem.

  • 22 Mar 2008

    The head of Changing Attitude England, a group of Anglican Christians working for an inclusive church, has exposed a "shocking" act of anti-gay violence in Nigeria and called on the Church there to condemn it unequivocally.

  • 25 Aug 2007

    Further to out story about accusations that the Nigerian Anglican Primate is being used by Western conservatives, the Church Times newspaper has a report by correspondent Pat Ashworth headed

  • 24 Aug 2007

    The war of words over sexuality and authority within world AngArchbishop licanism stepped up a notch today, with controversial Nigerian Primate Peter Akinola standing accused of having a major document written for him by Western conservatives.

  • 5 May 2007

    Accused by critics of acting harshly towards the US Episcopal Church and softly towards those who attack it, Archbishop Rowan Williams has called on anti-gay Nigerian Primate Peter Akinola to refrain from intervening in the America church.

  • 20 Feb 2007

    Anglican Primates (chief presiding bishops, archbishops and moderators) were last evening (19 February 2007) emerging from intense discussions at their meeting in Tanzania, as commentators across the world waited for a twice-delayed communiqu?© from the gathering concerning moves to secure the future of the 78-million strong Communion. The communiqu?© was finally issued at 22.30 GMT.

  • 18 Feb 2007

    Seven 'Global South' archbishops refused to receive Holy Communion with their fellow Primates on 16 February 2007, at thir Tanzania gathering. They alleged that they were "unable to come to the Holy Table with the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church [USA] because to do so would be a violation of Scriptural teaching and the traditional Anglican understanding" - writes Matthew Davies for Episcopal News Service

  • 14 Feb 2007

    A warm East African welcome met Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams when he arrived in Tanzania yesterday (13 February 2007) for a crucial Anglican Primates' meeting ‚Ä' but a gay Christian leader from Nigeria had a different experience, being interrogated for several hours before being given a visa.