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ACSA pledges ongoing support to IAMA

Provincial Synod 2021 passed the following resolution during the final sessions attended by the Dioceses in Mozambique and Angola:


This Provincial Synod,


  1. The 2002 Provincial Synod decision;
  2. The Archbishop’s Charge 2019 on his vision for the establishment of a Portuguese-speaking Anglican Province in Southern Africa and the multiplication of the Dioceses in
    Angola and Mozambique (IAMA);
  3. Approval by the Anglican Communion for the establishment of such a Province;
  4. The work and support of Mrs Matlotlisang Mototjane, the Ven Horace Arenz (former PEO) and The Revd Dr Makhosi Nzimande (current PEO) and the efficacy and hard
    work of Archbishop Josiah and the Anglican Communion Standing Committee;

Acknowledging that thanks should be extended to:

  1. The four founding Bishops of IAMA, Bishop Carlos, Bishop Andre, Bishop Manuel, and Bishop Vicente for their vision and leadership;
  2. The former and current Provincial Executive Officers: Ven Horace Arenz and The Revd Dr. Makhosi Nzimande as well as the Provincial Executive Officer Administrator Mrs Matlotly Mototjane;
  3. Archbishop Josiah, the Anglican Communion Exploratory Committee and Canon Maggie Swinson, Chair of the Exploratory Committee and their team;

Confirming that:

  1. Appreciation and thanks are due to ACSA for its commitment to journeying with IAMA through the following:

1.1 Financial support of ½ million Rands per annum over five years;

1.2 Collaboration and support in Theological Education with The College of the Transfiguration, HOPE Africa, Green Anglicans, Youth Structure, ASF and other Provincial Bodies;

1.3 Sharing of knowledge of best practice in such areas as Safe and Inclusive Church, Canon Law Council, Anglican Board of Education and Provincial Secretariat matters;

Resolves to:

  1. Commit to walking with IAMA as we venture together in faith into the new Province.

Proposer: Acting Presiding Bishop Carlos Matsinhe
Seconder: Bishop Andre Soares

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