August 14, 2015
August 13, 2015
International Anglican Liturgical Consultation
A Network of the Anglican Communion
2015 Meeting in Montreal – Communiqué
Rites of Corporate Reconciliation
1. The International Anglican Liturgical Consultation met in Montreal, Canada from the 3rd to 8th August 2015. The Consultation was warmly welcomed and appreciated the facilities placed at its disposal by the...
[Anglican Alliance] The Freedom Sunday resource promotes a day of worship, prayer and action towards ending human trafficking/modern slavery. Together churches and faith groups have developed resources to raise awareness and mobilise their communities so that they can be united in their response to end the worldwide crime of modern slavery.
The Anglican Alliance has been working for the past year with other church denominations and agencies on...
July 24, 2015
July 22, 2015
[Anglican Journal] The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) has voted to authorize temporary lay ministers, under very restricted circumstances, to “proclaim the Word and preside at Holy Communion” in underserved areas.
The ELCIC National Convention, held in Edmonton July 9-12, gave 95% approval to a motion that allows lay...
July 14, 2015
[World Council of Churches press release] To strengthen the work of churches in achieving gender justice, the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) has launched the Gender and Faith Network. The network is a movement of faith leaders in Zimbabwe committed to build a church that understands the cause of gender justice and supports local communities with deeper insight and sensitivity.
The network reiterates the need for church leaders to be agents of social transformation....
[Anglican Alliance] The Anglican Diocese of Zanzibar’s plans to create a center at its renovated Christ Church Cathedral to raise awareness about the history of slavery in Zanzibar and current human trafficking realities in East Africa and worldwide.
[Church of England] The General Synod of the Church of England has overwhelmingly welcomed the new climate change policy adopted by the church’s investing bodies.
Speaking during a July 13 afternoon debate, titled “Climate Change and Investment Policy,” Bishop of Manchester David Walker said: “Climate change calls for an urgent response from all of us – individually, institutionally, nationally and internationally....
[Lambeth Palace] The church must ‘look outwards’ to tackle climate change, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said July 14 during a debate at the General Synod in York.
Welby spoke in a debate on a background paper from the Environment Working Group, Combating Climate...