May 28, 2015
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Province of the Anglican Church of Burundi is preparing to assist people displaced by violence and insecurity due to the ongoing political crisis in the country.
Unrest began last month with President Nkurunziza’s announcement that he intended to run for a third term of office, a re-election bid which his opponents say violates the constitution. At least 20 civilians have since died in clashes with police...
May 20, 2015
[Anglican Alliance] Recent political tensions in Burundi have increased uncertainty and fear of violence, leading to displacement in the country, with more than 100,000 people reported to have fled in recent days. The Church in Burundi is calling for prayers for peace, while it also responds to the needs of vulnerable people.
After several weeks of political tension, the situation escalated last week with an attempted coup and struggle over control of Bujumbura, the...
April 16, 2015
[Office of the Anglican Archbishop Of Cape Town] Warning against “the specter of revenge attacks” from African migrants living in South Africa, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town has added his voice to calls for an end to the current outbreak of xenophobic violence.
“Foreigners are God’s people too and deserve the dignity and protection we enjoy,” he said in a statement issued in Cape Town.
The full text of his statement...
April 8, 2015
April 6, 2015
[Anglican Church of Kenya] Archbishop Eliud Wabukala of the Anglican Church of Kenya issued the following pastoral letter for Good Friday following the al-Shabaab attack at Garrissa University, Kenya, that killed 148 people, mostly Christians.
My dear Brothers and Sisters,
On this Good Friday we gather in our churches across Kenya in the shadow of a great and terrible evil. People who deal in death have slaughtered 148 people in Garissa, most of...
[Anglican Communion Office] The Rt. Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon issued the following statement responding to “misleading stories concerning a sermon in 2014 and an interview in 2007.” Idowu-Fearon currently serves as bishop of Kaduna in the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and was recently announced as the next secretary general of the Anglican Communion.
In Benin on Sunday 23rd March, 2014 at St. Mathew’s Cathedral...