June 30, 2016
Taiwan Church News
June 20 -26, 2016
PCT Leaders Wary About The Homogeneity Of Taiwan Churches
Reported by Chiu Kuo-rong
On June 19, a seminar named "Christian Faith And Social Survey In Taiwan" was hosted by Chi-nan Presbyterian Church of Chi-sin presbytery and co-operated with Research and Development Center of PCT's General Assembly Office. Two famous PCT...
June 29, 2016
[Anglican Communion News Service] The June 28 terror attack at Istanbul International Airport has been met with a wave of prayer from Anglican and other Christian leaders. “Our hearts cry out in prayer for the victims and families of the terrible attack in Istanbul,” Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said on Twitter. “In prayer and faith we also commit to resisting the evil of violence and religious extremism.”
In Istanbul itself, the Diocese in Europe’s chaplaincy at...
Yesterday, the world witnessed yet another airport bombing- this time at the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul killing at least 36 people and injuring at least 150 others. While no one has yet claimed responsibility for this attack, we are told by the media it is believed to be the work of suicide bombers associated with ISIS terrorists.
It appears that airports are becoming targets for such crimes against humanity. Hundreds and hundreds of people waiting in long security...
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...
June 22, 2016
The following is part of an ongoing monthly series on congregational development, which features reflections from Anglicans on how they are responding to the challenges facing churches today.
What is the end goal of congregational development? Some view it as preserving the institution or the business of the church, which often involves bringing in more people to achieve a certain numerical target. Others focus on mission, asking questions about the church’s identity and what...
June 21, 2016
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/21/16)—Rev. Dr. Roger L. Fredrikson of Sioux Falls, S.D., president of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) from 1970 to 1971, and a long-time parish pastor and social justice advocate in the Midwest, died Thursday, June 16 in Sioux Falls after a short time in hospice care. He was 95.
During his denominational presidency, Fredrikson traveled more than 100,000 miles throughout the denomination’s territory and overseas, addressing state...
June 20, 2016
June 21 marks the annual commemoration of the National Aboriginal Day of Prayer, established by the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. In response to Call to Action #48 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Archbishop and Primate Fred Hiltz has called for a public reading of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples...
June 17, 2016
The third annual Vital and Healthy Parishes consultation saw a record turnout, as 79 Anglican and Lutheran church leaders gathered at the Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg from June 6-8 for discussion on how to build strong missional congregations.
The Rev. Dr. Eileen Scully, director of Faith, Worship, and Ministry and a key organizer, described the consultations as embodying the idea of the church as a community of mutual learning.
“The most important thing that [...