Statement of Support for Nigeria Sponsor: Archbishop Justin Welby
We, the bishops of the worldwide Anglican Communion, called together by the Archbishop of Canterbury for the Lambeth Conference in 2022, from the provinces of the Anglican Communion, send our warm greetings and message of encouragement and support to the church and people of Nigeria.
We very much regret that the Province of the Church of Nigeria will not be with us. We pray that our Lord will make it possible for the differences that have prevented the Province of the Church of Nigeria in joining the rest of the Communion will be healed in His good time.
Nigeria is a country that is richly endowed with highly skilled human, natural, and mineral resources, a country with a huge contribution to make on the world stage.
The bishops are particularly grieved by the security, economic, religious and political challenges faced by Nigeria and Nigerians. Nigeria remains a regular prayer point for the prayers of bishops across the Communion.
Our Lord calls us to seek peace and pursue it. We humbly commit to continue to use our calling to do so in support for Nigeria and Nigerians. We firmly believe that Nigeria has the capacity to come out of the current challenges. Our hope, and the hope of all Nigerian Christians is in Jesus Christ, crucified and resurrected.
Statement of Support for the people of Myanmar/Burma Sponsor: Bishops of Myanmar at Lambeth Conference
We, the bishops of the worldwide Anglican Communion, called together by the Archbishop of Canterbury for the Lambeth Conference in 2022, from the provinces of the Anglican Communion, send a statement of support to the people of Myanmar/Burma.
The Lambeth Conference notes with deep concern the on-going conflicts in Myanmar/Burma and the resulting disruption to peace and security, and the consequent displacement of people and loss of human life.
Both the situation of the Rohingya community, which has been brought before the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, and that of internal law and order, have given rise to grave reservations both regionally and internationally about respect for human dignity, democratic plurality and fundamental liberty.
This includes the freedom of religion or belief, and honouring the sanctity and inviolability of places of worship.
We continue to pray for justice and reconciliation in Myanmar/Burma. We continue to encourage and support the Christian community within and without the country as they intercede wherever and whenever possible and in their efforts to bring about a durable solution that would protect and ensure the safety and well-being of all.