March 8, 2017
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s first female diocesan bishop, Bishop of Gloucester Rachel Treweek, has marked International Women’s Day on March 8 with an event to promote gender equality. The gathering, at Britain’s upper chamber of parliament, the House of Lords, was hosted by Bishop Treweek in partnership with Christian Aid and Restored – an international Christian alliance working to transform relationships and end violence against women...
March 7, 2017
[Anglican Communion News Service] The start of Lent saw the beginning of a new international campaign – Renew Our World – in which tens of thousands of Christians from six countries will join together in prayer and action to try to tackle climate change.
Renew Our World is campaigning for clean renewable energy and sustainable agriculture for the world’s poorest communities. The...
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican primates of Oceania, who have been meeting in Australia, have warned of the threat to their region from climate change. In a joint statement, the five primates said: “We agreed that as whole nations of ocean people lose their island homes, climate justice advocacy and action must become the most urgent priority for Oceanic Anglicans.”
March 6, 2017
[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop James Odico of The Gambia has expressed thanksgiving for a peaceful outcome after the tensions surrounding a presidential election in December. The election marked the first change of presidency in The Gambia since a military coup in 1994.
[Anglican Communion News Service] Twenty five bishops and their teams from the northern half of The Church of England, led by Archbishop of York John Sentamu, have taken part in four days of mission and celebration called “Talking Jesus.” The bishops and their teams went out into communities in all corners of the diocese, talking about Jesus at more than 450 community events. The mission came to a close at a service of celebration at Durham Cathedral on Sunday....
March 2, 2017
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Board of Mission – the national mission agency of the Anglican Church of Australia – has launched an emergency appeal as the crisis worsens in parts of East Africa due to extreme drought. It hopes to raise 50,000 Australian dollars.
February 28, 2017
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Diocese of Chichester in southern England is assisting with urgent relief efforts in the drought-hit Kenyan Diocese of Nakura. An emergency grant of 5000 pounds is being sent directly to the diocese, which, in partnership with the Anglican Church of Kenya’s Development Services, will buy and distribute food and other essential supplies in the most affected areas.
February 27, 2017
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Burundi, in conjunction with Christian Aid and its partners, has initiated an emergency effort to support some of the many vulnerable people facing severe famine across the country. Local emergency committees have now been set up in the regions of Makamba and Rumonge to identify the most vulnerable people and distribute food and other items.
February 24, 2017
[Anglican Communion News Service] In a newly-created role, the Anglican Communion Office in London has appointed a chief operating officer, David White – a senior manager with a wealth of experience leading U.K. and international charities.
The new role includes executive support to Secretary General Josiah Idowu-Fearon, primary responsibility for the management and administration of the Anglican Communion Office — the permanent secretariat serving the...
February 23, 2017
[Diocese of Jerusalem] Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem Suheil Dawani on Feb. 21 re-dedicated St. Saviour’s Church in the northern Israel town of Acre.