August 28, 2014
[Anglican Communion News Service] Churches in India’s southern Kerala state have given a mixed response to government proposals for a total prohibition of alcohol within 10 years.
While Christian leaders have welcomed the ban, which will be gradually phased in over the next decade, some are concerned at calls for Communion wine to be included.
Bishop Dharmaraj Rasalam of the Church of South India’s South Kerala diocese, told the...
August 20, 2014
[Episcopal News Service] The Anglican Diocese of El Salvador recently named five priests, including two in the Episcopal Church, as candidates to be its next bishop.
The five nominees are:
- The Rev. Ricardo Bernal, Diocese of El Salvador;
- The Rev. Juan David Alvarado, Diocese of El Salvador;
- The Rev. Juan Antonio Méndez,...
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Most Rev. Daniel Sarfo, primate and metropolitan of the Church of the Province of West Africa (CPWA) and bishop of Kumasi in Ghana, has called on Christians around the world to dedicate one Sunday as a day of prayer for the deadly Ebola disease that has struck the west African region.
In an interview with ACNS, Sarfo said: “We encourage Anglican churches world over to express solidarity by observing one Sunday as Ebola Sunday and to...
August 14, 2014
Photos of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s visit to Auckland, New Zealand, are available here.
[Anglican Taonga] More than 400 Kiwi Anglicans crammed into Auckland’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre last evening to see and hear The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev Justin Welby, during his racing stopover in New Zealand.
[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of Australia Philip Freier made a joint statement on the crisis in northern Iraq during press conference in Melbourne, Australia yesterday.
The press conference took place at The Chapter House at St. Paul’s Cathedral before the inauguration of Archbishop Philip Freier as the Anglican Primate of Australia.
Archbishop Justin Welby said:
August 11, 2014
[Anglican Communion News Service] Senior theologians in the Anglican Communion and Oriental Orthodox churches are to confirm an agreement on their understanding of Christ’s Incarnation.
The co-chairs and co-secretaries of the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission who met near Beirut, Lebanon last week reviewed responses to the 2002 Agreed Statement on Christology, which had been sent to the churches of the two church...
August 5, 2014
[Religion News Service] Uganda’s top Anglican leader criticized the constitutional court for striking down the country’s controversial anti-gay law on a technicality, saying the law is still needed to protect children and families from Western-imported homosexuality.
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...