The Quest for Kikuyu Anglican Churches in the United States of America (USA) 2016 – 2022: Their Establishments, Achievements and Challenges




Anglican, Anglican Church in Kenya, Diaspora, Migrants


The number of people migrating from one region to another today has become rampant. This is attested by the movement of immigrants from developing countries to the most advanced and developed countries, mostly in Europe and North America. This unprecedented trend has seen a new phenomenon because the immigrants from the global South are perceived as economic migrants in the global North in the quest for greener pastures. Interestingly, they have opened a new horizon on the religious front. Against this backdrop, this article explores the endeavours of the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) clergy in the United States of America (USA) to open or establish ACK churches in the diaspora. The article is informed by empirical data from in-depth, informative interviews conducted in 2021 with Anglicans in the diaspora. Non-empirical data from grey literature were also consulted, as the author’s observations as an immigrant Anglican clergy. This article establishes a close affinity between religion and migration because ACK churches became where these immigrants formed their identities out of their lived experiences in the diaspora.


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How to Cite

Kiarie, George. “The Quest for Kikuyu Anglican Churches in the United States of America (USA) 2016 – 2022: Their Establishments, Achievements and Challenges”. Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, 12 pages.



Received 2022-11-16
Accepted 2024-04-08
Published 2024-06-14