February 14, 2017
[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has addressed the rise of far-right politics, the election of President Trump and Britain’s decision to vote to leave the European Union in his presidential address at the start of the Church of England’s General Synod.
February 13, 2017
[Anglican Communion News Service] A commission examining allegations of child sexual abuse in Australia has delivered a damning verdict on a system that enabled a culture of abuse to flourish. The report by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse comes after public hearings into how the Church of England’s Boys’ Society (CEBS) and the Anglican dioceses of Tasmania, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney dealt with claims of abuse.
February 10, 2017
The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is shocked and saddened over a government decision to end a plan to let unaccompanied migrant children in to the UK. Archbishop Justin said the UK had a “great history of welcoming those in need” and hoped the government would reconsider its decision.
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican diocese of British Columbia has called on the government of Canada to increase its targets for refugee resettlement to allow at least 7,000 more refugees to enter the country this year. In a statement, the diocese noted that Canada has set a target for 25,000 refugees to be resettled in 2017, compared to the previous year’s target of 44,800.
February 9, 2017
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury is encouraging Christians of all denominations to join in with a 10-day global prayer initiative “Thy Kingdom Come” from Ascension Day to Pentecost. What began last year as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. Last year more than 100,000 people joined in, and in 2017 it’s expected to be on a bigger scale. The...
February 8, 2017
February 7, 2017
[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba has said the problem of water supply and sanitation illustrates why South Africa “is one of the most unequal countries in the world.” The archbishop also described the problem of drought as one of the biggest risks facing South Africa’s businesses – causing food shortages, price increases and the loss of jobs for casual workers.
February 6, 2017
[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop Emmanuel Murye Modi of the Diocese of Kajo-Keji has made an appeal for practical assistance amid ongoing security concerns. Modi says that the situation locally has calmed after a recent spate of violence, but over 90 percent of people in several districts had fled to Uganda for refuge. Over 70 percent of the people in other local districts sought safety within internally displaced camps.
February 3, 2017
[ACNS] An international gathering of Anglicans, Lutherans and Buddhists took place in January in Myanmar – and a joint statement has now been issued which sets out the aim of future joint collaboration on projects of common concern; intentional fostering of Christian Buddhist dialogue at the leadership and grassroots levels; and greater engagement between Buddhist and Christian academic and religious institutions.
[Anglican Journal] The Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) have decided to postpone the date of their next Joint Assembly to 2022.
When the national governing bodies of both churches met together for the first time in 2013, they agreed in principle to hold a second Joint Assembly in 2019. In a...