Statement by the Anglican Bishops in Southern Africa, On the Imprisonment of Stephen Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga

In this statement the Bishops of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa called upon the South African Government to seek the release of Stephen Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, who were sentenced in Malawi to 14 years imprisonment with hard labour, after they shared in a traditional engagement ceremony. The Bishops stated that despite the breadth of theological views amongst them on matters of human sexuality, they were united in opposing the criminalisation of LGBT people.