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.
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...
June 8, 2015
[World Council of Churches press release] In a letter of consolation to the family and friends of Canon Kodwo E. Ankrah of the (Anglican) Church of the Province of Uganda, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed sympathy following the death on May 29 of “this great Pan-Africanist and ecumenist.”
Born in Anomabu, Ghana on Jan. 30, 1928, Ankrah served in a variety of key positions for the Christian Council of Ghana, the...
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...