May 9, 2014
[Anglican Communion News Service] Primates from countries all over the Anglican Communion have joined the worldwide outcry the abduction of more than two hundred young girls from Chibok, Nigeria.
Over the past week church leaders on five continents have added their voices to the multitude of others calling for the safe return of the girls.
Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, Thabo Makgoba condemned abductions of Nigerian Schoolgirls as an ‘...
May 8, 2014
May 7, 2014
[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby today condemned the abduction of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls from their boarding school three weeks ago, and has asked that people join him in praying for their safe release.
Archbishop Justin said:
“This is an atrocious and inexcusable act and my prayers and thoughts go out to the young people and their families at this upsetting time. I appeal to those who have taken these schoolgirls to release them...
May 5, 2014
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[Episcopal News Service] The brothers at Holy Cross Monastery in Grahamstown, South Africa, observe a holy routine. With six services and an extended period of silence every day, it’s a life of prayer and worship, of community and of...
[Lambeth Palace] Men and women are “equally icons, witnesses, vessels of Christ for the world,” Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said during a May 3 service at St. Paul’s Cathedral marking the 20th anniversary of female priests.
Welby preached and acted as deacon at a service at St. Paul’s to mark 20 years of women priests. Canon Philippa Boardman presided at the service. Read Archbishop Justin’s sermon below.
May 1, 2014
[Anglican Communion News Service] People of faith around the world are taking part in a monthly day-long fast to stand in solidarity with those affected by climate change.
The organizers of #fastfortheclimate want world leaders to do more to solve the environmental crisis. In particular they want them to commit to new action at the Climate Summit of the U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-...
[Anglican Communion News Service] Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs has announced the establishment of a special police unit to address religious disputes in the country.
State media revealed that the Religious Disputes Unit would operate similar to the tourism and environmental police units, with police officers having training on multiethnic and multireligious rights.
The move is said to be a response to a rise...