August 22, 2016
[Anglican Communion News Service] The new archbishop of the Anglican Church of Burundi, the Most Rev. Martin Blaise Nyaboho, was installed on Aug. 22 at a service in which legal formalities were mixed with celebration. Nyaboho was elected as the fourth primate of the province in June. He succeeds Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, who has retired after 11 years in the post.
During the service in Bujumbura’s Holy Trinity Cathedral, Ntahoturi summarized the history and the...
August 6, 2016
- Grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Global Food Initiative (formerly Global Food Crisis Fund) support water workshops and farmer training in Burundi, and the attendance by a group from Liberia at a training event at the Soybean Innovation Lab in Ghana.
July 30, 2016
- NEWS 1) EDF grants go to refugee resettlement, Burundi refugee crisis, Ecuador earthquake, and more 2) Material Resources ships aid to West Virginia, among other work 3) Bethany Seminary re-accreditation visits are scheduled 4) Crisis in Puerto Rico affects wellbeing of islanders, church members 5) Office of Public Witness staff connect with visiting Korean church delegation 6) BRF annual dinner receives message to ‘Carry the Light into the Workplace’ 7) War looms on their borders, but life...
- Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to assist with refugee resettlement in the United States, the Brethren Church of Rwanda response to Burundi refugees, Heifer International’s response to the earthquake in Ecuador, Church World Service (CWS) emergency preparedness and home construction in Haiti, and Proyecto Aldea Global’s work toward emergency preparedness in Honduras.
July 12, 2016
The sixth and final day of General Synod 2016 began after breakfast in the Grand York Ballroom of the Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel and Suites, located in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
Artist Elizabeth Adams started the morning plenary with the daily reflection, Praying the Cloth. Hearing Isaiah 43 once more, members of General Synod watched a video in which individuals spoke about the role of art in the church.
June 23, 2016
Introduced by the Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante as an ecumenical contribution from the Methodist Church of Ghana, the Akan concept of sankofa served as a guiding framework for the Seventh Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue, which took place from May 25-29 in Accra, Ghana. The gathering brought together bishops from Canada, Ghana, Swaziland, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Burundi, Zambia...