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 13, 2013
[Trinity Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina] On December 14, 2012, the unthinkable happened. Twenty children and six adults were killed when a lone gunman, Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.
It was a beautiful Friday morning; my day off. I will, on occasion, spend my Fridays painting with children in local schools. Hammond School in Columbia, SC had invited me to paint with children in their Lower School. They were...
April 1, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] The general secretary of the Anglican Church of Tanzania has published a full account of the recent election of the archbishop-elect.
The Rev. Canon Dickson Chilongani said the church issued the statement after what he called “speculation and gossip” on the Internet surrounding the election.
“We have decided to give details of what has been confirmed by all bishops present as a free and fair election,” he wrote to ACNS. “We hope...
March 23, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] Christians are calling for prayers and for peace and reconciliation in Tanzania following a horrific attack on the residence of Archbishop Valentino Mokiwa, bishop of Dar es Salaam and primate of the Anglican Church of Tanzania.
On the night of March 2, a security guard at the residence of the archbishop was attacked by unknown assailants wielding machetes or “panga.” The guard is recovering and the archbishop has asked for...
March 13, 2013
March 5, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] The first three-day Indaba process specifically designed for women to discuss the issue of violence has been hailed a success by participants.
Women from North America and Africa said they were so impressed with the format, they plan to replicate the process in the future. Eleven women travelled to Manhattan, New York, from across Africa’s Great Lakes region and elsewhere in the U.S. to spend March 1-3 in deep conversation across...
February 27, 2013
[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] During its Feb. 25-27 meeting here, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted several resolutions, which are summarized below.
Advocacy & Networking for Mission and Finances for Mission
Direct Treasurer as to how to vote on a series of shareholder resolutions in keeping with Episcopal...