May 21, 2014
[Anglican Communion News Service] Mothers’ Union leaders from around the world are this week meeting in Zimbabwe to learn how Anglicans there use the Community and Church Mobilisation Process (CCMP) to positively transform themselves and their communities.
The team of thirteen drawn from various countries...
May 19, 2014
[Anglican Taonga] The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has become the first province in the Anglican Communion to pledge to divest from fossil fuels.
The provincial synod May 14 passed a resolution that requires the church “to take all reasonable steps” to divest its shares in fossil fuel companies by its next synod, in mid-2016.
Rod Oram, who moved the proposal, told synod that it “...
May 14, 2014
[Anglican Taonga] General Synod on May 14 passed a resolution that will create a pathway towards the blessing of same-sex relationships – while upholding the traditional doctrine of marriage.
It will appoint a working group to report to the 2016 General Synod on “a process and structure” that would allow those clergy who wish to bless same-sex relationships – using a yet-to-be developed liturgy – to do so.
The working group will also be...
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 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 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...