December 10, 2014
[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican-Lutheran International Coordinating Committee (ALICC) held its second meeting at the Mariners’ Club, Hong Kong, 19 to 25 November 2014, under the leadership of the Rt Revd Dr Tim Harris of the Anglican Church of Australia (acting co-chair as Archbishop Mauricio was unable to attend), and of Bishop Michael Pryse of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.
The meeting was hosted by the Anglican Communion and the Hong Kong Sheng...
December 2, 2014
[Anglican Communion News Service]
Welcome and general business
The Anglican Communion Standing Committee’s annual meeting, originally scheduled for April 2015, was moved forward to this weekend because of the need for members to consider the question of a successor to the current secretary general.
The short notice of the meeting meant that neither all Committee members, nor all the...
November 25, 2014
[Anglican Communion News Service] Christians in Pakistan worry that the persecution they have experienced to date may be “just the tip of the iceberg.”
In the latest newsletter from the Diocese of Peshawar, a list of 22 incidents of violence against Christians in the country since 2013 accompanied a warning that “things are likely to get worse” because of the possibility of the presence of an extremist group called...
November 19, 2014
[Anglican Communion Office] Anglicans and Episcopalians from Anglican Communion provinces worldwide are being invited to share their thoughts on the ministry priorities and qualities of the next secretary general of the Anglican Communion.
The invitation echoes that issued before the appointment of the current Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. [Read the article about that...
November 17, 2014
[Church of England] The General Synod has today enacted the measure enabling women to be ordained as bishops in the Church of England.
The formal enactment of the legislation – Amending Canon 33 – followed the vote on final approval by the synod at its meeting in July of this year. Since that time the legislation has been approved in the U.K. Parliament and received Royal Assent.
The final legislative requirements took place during...
November 14, 2014
[Anglican Communion News Service] Leading figures from the Anglican Communion are speaking out before and during this weekend’s G20 meeting in Brisbane, Australia, on a range of economic and development issues.
The G20 is a forum for the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies that are said to account for about 85% of the gross world product, 80% of world trade and two-thirds of the world population.