July 1, 2014
[Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby arrives in Zambia today for a week of visits to fellow primates in the Anglican provinces of Central and Southern Africa.
The visits, which form part of Archbishop Justin’s commitment to visit every primate in the Anglican Communion during his first 18 months in office, will focus on spending time with...
June 30, 2014
June 27, 2014
[Anglican Communion News Service] An Anglican diocese in South Sudan has sourced and distributed bicycles to local farmers to improve their coordination and help increase productivity to ensure food sustainability in the area.
Christian Action for Relief and Development (CARD), the development wing of Wau diocese in the Episcopal Church of Sudan and South Sudan (ECS), sourced the 38 new bicycles and distributed them to various farming groups in...
June 24, 2014
June 20, 2014
[Anglican Communion News Service] The General Synod of the Church of England meets in York in July for a five day meeting July 11-15.
The agenda for the meeting was published June 20. The agenda is constructed around a sequence of legislative business on women in the episcopate. This will begin on the afternoon of July 11 with the Report by the Business Committee on the Article 8 Reference to the dioceses.
This will be...
June 16, 2014
[Anglican Communion News Service] In the wake of the growing crisis in Iraq, a plea for prayer and help has been issued by the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf and the Anglican vicar of St George’s Church in Baghdad.
An estimated half a million people, including hundreds of Christian families, are fleeing the area with many attempting to find refuge in the nearby Kurdish provinces of Northern Iraq. At least one Assyrian church in Mosul has been...
[Lambeth Palace] In their second meeting within eighteen months Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby today recommitted themselves resolutely to the struggle against modern slavery and human trafficking.
Following their first meeting last year the two global leaders have continually spoken out to challenge this crime against humanity, and have acted decisively to support the foundation of the new faith based global freedom network. They both endorsed this network as a...
June 12, 2014
[Anglican Communion News Service] Japanese Anglicans have strongly condemned racism in the country and vowed “to eradicate hate crime and hate speech and strive to establish a true multiracial and mutlicultural society.”
In a statement issued after their 61st synod, representatives of Nippon Sei Ko Kai (The Anglican/Episcopal Church in Japan) Synod pulled no punches as they criticized a lack of government legislation against hate crimes and hate speech....
June 11, 2014
[Diocese of Melbourne] Parishes need to welcome men as important bearers of anti-violence messages to other men and boys, according to a report of the Diocese of Melbourne Violence Prevention Program.
Nudging Anglican Parishes to Prevent Violence Against Women said the reach and influence of Anglican organisations and parishes were a significant asset in reducing violence against women locally.
“Changes in violent tolerant attitudes and behaviour toward...