African-Canadian dialogue facilitator honoured

Published March 23, 2010

The Rev. Isaac Kawuki Mukasa was installed as a canon in St. Alban’s Cathedral in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The Rev. Isaac Kawuki Mukasa has been seated as a canon in St. Alban’s Cathedral in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Canon Mukasa, who is is co-ordinator for dialogue in the Anglican Church of Canada’s department of Faith, Worship and Ministry, has been working to build bridges between African and Canadian dioceses. He was instrumental in establishing a correspondence project that encouraged several African and Canadian dioceses to share views and approaches to the issue of human sexuality and the blessing of same-sex unions.

He was seated on Mar. 7 by Archbishop Valentine Mokiwa of the Anglican Church of Tanzania. The honour was especially meaningful to him, Canon Mukasa told the Anglican Journal, because his work to establish the African-Canadian dialogues had been rejected by the church in Uganda, where he grew up. When he was made a canon in Tanzania, it felt like “someone was saying, ‘You’ve made a contribution here,'” he said.

Editor’s note: Corrections have been made to an earlier version of this story.


  • Leigh Anne Williams

    Leigh Anne Williams joined the Anglican Journal in 2008 as a part-time staff writer. She also works as the Canadian correspondent for Publishers Weekly, a New York-based trade magazine for the book publishing. Prior to this, Williams worked as a reporter for the Canadian bureau of TIME Magazine, news editor of Quill & Quire, and a copy editor at The Halifax Herald, The Globe and Mail and The Bay Street Bull.

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