July 14, 2015
[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...
July 13, 2015
[World Council of Churches press release] Prayers and action undertaken by the Liberian Council of Churches (LCC) during the Ebola outbreak of 2014-2015 will be honored by the Liberian government with distinction of “Commander, Order of the Star of Africa.”
The distinction will be conferred upon the LCC in an official ceremony on July 17.
In a congratulatory message, the World Council of Churches (WCC) acting general secretary Georges...
July 10, 2015
[Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande] Bishop Terence Kelshaw of Albuquerque, New Mexico died in his sleep at home on July 5. He was 78.
[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said “our prayers around the world” are for an end to violence in South Sudan as the country marks four years of independence.
Archbishop Justin Welby said:
“As South Sudan celebrates the fourth anniversary of its hard-won independence, our prayers around the world are for an immediate end to senseless hostilities and for peace to take root. So many civilian men,...
July 9, 2015
[Episcopal News Service] La 78ª. Convención General, en una serie de momentos históricos, eligió al primer Obispo Primado afroamericano, aprobó la igualdad matrimonial para todos los episcopales, adoptó un presupuesto que enfatiza la reconciliación racial y la evangelización, respaldó el estudio de la desinversión en los combustibles fósiles, se opuso a la desinversión en Israel y Palestina e hizo cambios significativos en el gobierno de la Iglesia.
July 8, 2015
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Samuel A. McDonald, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, has announced that 78 educational scholarships, totaling $216,903.44 have been awarded to students in Episcopal Church dioceses as well as Provinces of the Anglican Communion for the 2015-2016 academic year.
McDonald, who serves as the convener of the Scholarship Committee, said that 133...