April 25, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Diocese of Southern Malawi has called on all the country’s politicians to avoid “the turncoat habit that is prevalent among them” saying it is “unhelpful for nation building and good governance.”
The sharp rebuke came in a statement following the Diocese’s 7th Holy Synod meeting in Blantyre from April 13 to 14.
“This [habit] exposes their lack of...
April 17, 2013
[Anglican Taonga] The Diocese of Christchurch, meeting in a special synod April 12-13, has given overwhelming endorsement to the most modern of the three concepts for a new Cathedral in the Square.
The synod heard a presentation from the Cathedral Project Group and Warren & Mahoney about the three cathedral options – restored, traditional or contemporary.
Bishop Victoria Matthews asked some 220 synod members and observers for a show of hands to indicate which...
[Anglican Taonga] In the wake of the 201-2011 Canterbury Region earthquakes the New Zealand Diocese of Christchurch has voted to take the next step towards a dramatic redrawing of its map.
The diocese met in a special synod on April 13-14, and chose to proceed on a path which could see the 46 parishes in and around Christchurch being...
April 16, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] Young Anglicans from the Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) have called for urgent training of Sunday School and youth leaders to enhance leadership skills among youth in the province.
The call came during a Provincial Youth Executive meeting in Zambia’s capital Lusaka, from April 5 to 7. Items addressed at the meeting included the adoption of a code of conduct for youth leaders as well as financial guidelines for the...
April 9, 2013
[Anglican Taonga] Insurance money from quake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral cannot be used to fund the transitional cathedral in nearby Latimer Square, a judge has ruled.
However, the Church Property Trustees (CPT) acted in “extraordinary circumstances” in the wake of the earthquakes, says Judge Graham Panckhurst in his ruling released on April 8.
CPT has earmarked up to NZ$4 million (US$3.39 million) of the insurance payout to fund the NZ...
April 4, 2013
[Anglican Taonga] Cantabrians have this morning glimpsed what shape a new Cathedral in the Square could take.
Three design options have been unveiled – restored, traditional and contemporary – and over the next month the Diocese of Christchurch and the Church Property Trustees will take those options to the public.
They’ll explain the pros and cons of each at a number of presentations and public forums during April. And they will actively...
April 1, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] An agriculturalist in the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) has encouraged farmers in Africa to adopt a biblically-based version of conservation agriculture known as “Farming God’s Way,” to curb food insecurity on the continent.
Stephen Gaturu, a project officer in charge of food security in one of the Regional Development Services in ACK, praised the technique. “It has helped farmers in Kenya because it involves farming using resources like...
[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 31, 2013
[Lambeth Palace -- Press Release] Archbishop Justin has said in his Easter sermon that pinning hopes on individuals in politics and public life is “always a mistake”. But he said Holy Week and Easter remind us of the power of God and the fallibility of human beings – lessons which liberate us to be merciful with each other.
Speaking at Canterbury Cathedral 10 days after his inauguration, the Archbishop of Canterbury used his first Easter sermon today to...