An ethics for leadership power and the Anglican Church in Buganda
This study is about ethics and leadership power in the Anglican church in Buganda. Exercising leadership power in church has on many occasions created difficulties and anxieties for both leaders and the church community. This study had two achievable aims. First, it aimed at investigating the motives that the church leaders attached to their leadership decisions and actions, hence power. The study investigated the motives behind the invitation of missionaries to Buganda and found that the motive was to strengthen military power on the part of the kabaka. For the missionaries in creating the Church Council, the motive was group advantage. The power interests and motives which accompanied them are discussed in chapter II. The motives that Bishop Tucker and the CMS missionaries attached to their divergent positions on the first church constitution in Buganda were examined. As the analysis reveals in chapter III, the Bishop attached the value of equality while the missionaries sought advantage for their group. Chapter IV focused on the constitutional crisis between Buganda dioceses and the Province and revealed that group advantage was the dominant motive. An examination of the church constitutions in Uganda found that these documents contribute to the leadership problems in the church in so far as they make the episcopacy the vortex of leadership power. Part 2 of the study addressed the issue of the exercise of leadership power in church and society. It was evident that personal and group advantage were the motives in the leadership decisions and actions. In society there were several other values which Bishops attached to their actions and confrontation or collaboration with the political leaders.