August 5, 2014
[Religion News Service] Uganda’s top Anglican leader criticized the constitutional court for striking down the country’s controversial anti-gay law on a technicality, saying the law is still needed to protect children and families from Western-imported homosexuality.
August 1, 2014
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Mother’s Union in Zimbabwe has resolved to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by actively contributing to the country’s maternal health system.
The decision was arrived at after a Mother’s Union (MU) team’s visit to Budiriro Polyclinic, a rural health facility located in a high-density suburb on the outskirts of Harare.
In a statement to ACNS and other partners yesterday...
[Anglican Communion News Service] Two primates of the Anglican Communion have warned unsuspecting followers to be wary of fake Facebook profiles.
The warnings come amid concern that fraudsters are targeting Anglicans by creating false social media profiles and then using them to build up a following before asking for financial assistance or support.
Last month, the Anglican Church in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, reported that...
July 18, 2014
[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has written to ecumenical partners about the General Synod’s decision to allow women to become bishops, emphasizing that churches “need each other.”
An ENS article about the Church of England’s decision to enable women to serve as bishops is available here.
[Anglican Communion Office press release] The Rev. Terrie Robinson, formerly networks coordinator and women’s desk officer at the Anglican Communion Office, has been named its director for women in church and society.
Mrs Robinson1 has moved into the new role following a decision by the Standing Committee2 that more needs to be done to support Communion-wide efforts to promote equal, influential and safe participation...
July 14, 2014
July 11, 2014
[Church of England press release] Church Commissioners for England announce their indirect exposure to payday lender Wonga has been removed and that no profit has been made from the investment.
The Church Commissioners for England are pleased to announce that their indirect investment exposure to Wonga in their venture capital portfolio has been removed. The Church Commissioners no longer have any financial or any other interest in Wonga.
The terms ensure that the...