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 25, 2014
August 22, 2014
[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development and the Episcopal Church of Liberia are mobilizing an awareness-raising campaign about Ebola prevention and treatment through church leaders and local volunteers in five counties. The Church is also providing food supplies for health workers and quarantined patients through emergency response centers such as Phebe...
August 21, 2014
[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development reaffirms its support for Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza, an institution of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, as it responds to critical humanitarian needs during the current conflict.
The organization’s support has enabled Al-Ahli Hospital to procure fuel to run its generators, which are crucial during frequent and prolonged electricity outages, and to provide food parcels to community...
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...
[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development has renewed its support of the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches’ (FMEEC) relief efforts in Syria.
FMEEC aims to reach 500 families in towns west of Homs – the epicenter of Syria’s civil war – including Mashta el Helu, Kafroun, Wadi Nasara, and Tartous.
“The project will provide a three-month distribution...