August 8, 2014
[Anglican Communion News Service] The five-year-old son of a founding member of Baghdad’s Anglican church was cut in half during an attack by the Islamic State1 on the Christian town of Qaraqosh.
In an interview Aug. 8, an emotional Canon Andrew White told ACNS that he christened the boy several years ago, and that the child’s parents had named the lad Andrew after him.
[Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, issued the following statement Aug. 8 on the situation in Iraq, shortly before he travelled from the Philippines to Papua New Guinea. He has just begun a 10-day visit to the Anglican Provinces in the Philippines and Oceania.
“The horrific events in Iraq rightly call our attention and sorrow yet again. Christians and other religious minorities are being killed and face terrible suffering.
August 5, 2014
August 1, 2014
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Mother’s Union in Zimbabwe has resolved to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by actively contributing to the country’s maternal health system.
The decision was arrived at after a Mother’s Union (MU) team’s visit to Budiriro Polyclinic, a rural health facility located in a high-density suburb on the outskirts of Harare.
In a statement to ACNS and other partners yesterday...
[Anglican Communion News Service] Two primates of the Anglican Communion have warned unsuspecting followers to be wary of fake Facebook profiles.
The warnings come amid concern that fraudsters are targeting Anglicans by creating false social media profiles and then using them to build up a following before asking for financial assistance or support.
Last month, the Anglican Church in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, reported that...
July 30, 2014
[Lambeth Palace press release] Following a recent update from staff at the Al Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, the Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken publicly (after many private contacts) of his concern for the deteriorating situation in Gaza.
Archbishop Justin Welby said today:
“You can’t look at the pictures coming from Gaza and Israel without your heart breaking. We must cry to God and beat down the...
July 18, 2014
[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has written to ecumenical partners about the General Synod’s decision to allow women to become bishops, emphasizing that churches “need each other.”
An ENS article about the Church of England’s decision to enable women to serve as bishops is available here.