The Bishops pose for a photo after a public forum at the St. Pauls University

The Bishops pose for a photo after a public forum at the St. Paul's University.


The church must remain vocal in highlighting the reforming and transforming power women hold as agents of change,” the communique reads. "The church needs to acknowledge, encourage, empower, and commission lay people in the ministry of the church to reach all people in their spheres of influence; and promote wholesomeness.”

The gathering met under the theme African Anglican Women Bishops embarking on a journey of faith: defying conventions and leading with Grace.”

The bishops, known as the Africa Six,” called for redefining the church in several ways. We are grateful to women and men who have been instrumental through prayer and synodical processes to make it possible for the election and consecration of women bishops in Africa,” reads the communique. We commit ourselves to create opportunities of empowerment and mentorship for women and men in our dioceses who are discerning vocations.”

The communique also addresses climate justice, and commits to decelerating the impact of climate disasters across Africa. 

As Africa Anglican Bishops, we reaffirm our commitment to moral and ethical leadership as shepherds of all  Gods people,” reads the message. 

Read the full communique

Video: Media Briefing by African Anglican Women Bishops