June 4, 2013
[Lambeth Palace -- Press Release] Members of four Melanesian religious orders visited Archbishop Justin at Lambeth Palace on Thursday last week. Amid prayer, worship and song, the Brothers and Sisters pledged their desire to work for “peace and reconciliation in the Anglican Communion”. Scroll down to watch a video of them singing to Archbishop Justin.
June 3, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans from across Africa this week joined governments, civil society and other Christians on the continent to commemorate Child Protection Week.
Child Protection Week, May 27 to June 2, is an annual event when many countries raise awareness of children’s rights, and to mobilize all sectors of society to ensure the care and protection of all children.
Children worldwide face many forms of abuse and are often denied basic...
May 31, 2013
[Anglican Alliance -- Press Release] “A catalyst for change” across the Communion is how Archbishop Albert Chama of Central Africa describes the Alliance, as he takes on the position of Chair of the new Board of Trustees.
The Primate will be leading the Anglican Alliance into a new stage of its life as a charity with a global board, bringing forward a new programme for its development...
May 29, 2013
[Anglican Journal] Shortly after noon on June 2, 1953, Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, archbishop of Canterbury, placed the ancient St. Edward’s crown on the 27-year-old head of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Now, as a fitting postlude to the jubilee year of 2012, churches and communities across the Anglican Communion are gearing up to commemorate Her Majesty’s coronation at Westminster Abbey six decades ago.
In the U.K., thousands of coronation-themed events are under way,...
May 24, 2013
[Church of England] The Church of England has published new legislative proposals to enable women to become bishops which will be debated by the General Synod in July.
This will be the first occasion that synod members have met since November 2012, when the previous legislation narrowly failed to secure the requisite majority in all three houses (laity,...
May 22, 2013
[Church of England -- Press Release] On May 21 2013 the House of Bishops released the following statement on Women in the Episcopate.
“At its meeting in York the House of Bishops of the Church of England has committed itself to publishing new ways forward to enable women to become bishops.
“In its discussion on the issue of women in the episcopate, the House received and approved for publication the report from the Working Group on...
May 21, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] A major conference on the relationship between Faith, Health and Healing was held in Birmingham, England, at the end of April under the auspices of the Anglican Health Network. Provinces were invited to send representatives to the conference and to an AHN provincial representatives’ meeting immediately following.
Those who gathered for the provincial representatives’ meeting reflected on the Faith, Health and Healing conference and on...
May 20, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] Around 3,000 people from Tanzania, other parts of Africa and beyond gathered at Dodoma’s Cathedral of the Holy Spirit on Saturday (May 18) for the installation of the Anglican Church of Tanzania’s new Primate.
The enthronement of Bishop of Mpwapwa Jacob Erasto Chimeledya was described by one church worker as “like a dream” because of the number of dignitaries in attendance. These included the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion,...
May 15, 2013
[Anglican Peace and Justice Network -- Press Release] The Anglican Communion’s Anglican Peace and Justice Network (APJN) has launched a worldwide survey to gather the experience of Anglicans and Episcopalians who have taken part in national or local truth and reconciliation commissions.
The aim is to learn from Anglican contributions to past and present truth and reconciliation processes. The information received will be used to create resources and mechanisms to support...
[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop William Mchombo of the Anglican Diocese of Eastern Zambia has challenged Zambian politicians to stop practicing “politics of the belly if they genuinely care for the electorate.”
The bishop made the call during the 10th Synod of the Diocese of Eastern Zambia held May 2-5 at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Msoro, an area in the Eastern Province of Zambia.
“The crossing of opposition members of parliament to the ruling...