December 6, 2011
Dear clergy, brothers and sisters of ACiC and AI,
Over the past week or so there have been a number of communications that have been received by the Bishops in the Anglican Mission from the House of Bishops in Rwanda. These communications are a culmination of several months worth of exchanges that have been out of character with the historic relationship that we have enjoyed with the HOB of Rwanda. They have, however, come to capture an attitude emanating from the HOB in Rwanda that has been unsettling, at best, for those of us who are Bishops in the Mission.
This pattern culminated yesterday in an article on the web that is both substantively inaccurate and destructive of the trust between the HOB of Rwanda and our Council of Bishops, as it once again made public private communications that we had not had an opportunity to respond to.
You will note that as of yesterday afternoon I, along with all the Mission's Bishops except Bishop Barnum, have resigned from the House of Bishops of Rwanda. I have attached the letter of resignation from our House of Bishops to Archbishop Rwaje for your information. I will let that letter speak for itself.
There, of course, will be questions that need to answered, conversations to be had, and reconciliation pursued where appropriate. I am deeply appreciative of the relationship that we have enjoyed over the past ten years and remarkably disappointed by the events that have led us to this day.
The Most Rev. Moses Tay
The Most Rev. Yong Ping Chung
The Rt. Rev. Chuck Murphy, III (Margaret)