Communion News

"Heartbroken" bishops back South Sudan peace move

[ACNS by Adrian Butcher]  Anglican leaders in Africa are sponsoring a church-led initiative to end the conflict in South Sudan. The Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa has invited South Sudanese church leaders to Zambia next month to press for the guns to be silenced.  
23-Jun-2017

Bishop describes African-Canadian dialogue as a model for whole Communion

The eighth annual meeting of Bishops from Canada and Africa has just taken place in Kenya, with the Bishop of Niagara,  Michael Bird, suggesting the yearly encounter could act as a model for reconciliation across the Anglican Communion.   
22-Jun-2017

"Church must learn lessons" says Archbishop of Canterbury

Archbishop Justin Welby has said an independent report into sexual misconduct by a disgraced Church of England bishop makes for “harrowing reading.”
22-Jun-2017

Director of next Lambeth Conference appointed

The Anglican Communion has announced the appointment of a Chief Executive Officer for the 2020 Lambeth Conference - Phil George, currently Executive Director of  the New Wine network of churches in the UK.  
22-Jun-2017

St Anselm's class of 2017 commissioned

Thirty-three members of the St Anselm’s community at Lambeth Palace finished their year together with a special service of celebration and commissioning on Tuesday.
21-Jun-2017

Auckland Cathedral reaches out to Shia Muslim communities during Ramadan

Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral and the city’s Shia Islamic community have been praised for coming together for a Ramadan fast-breaking meal. 
21-Jun-2017

World faith leaders discuss global deforestation at Nobel Peace Centre

Norway has hosted a major gathering of the world’s spiritual and religious traditions to discuss how faith communities can work together to protect rainforests. The meeting, which  took place in the presence of His Majesty King Harald V of Norway, discussed how to activate the collective moral influence of religious communities across the planet.
20-Jun-2017

Anglican Communion announces appointment of a new representative to the UN

The Social and Public Affairs Adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury has been appointed as the new Anglican Communion representative to the United Nations in Geneva. Jack Palmer-White has worked at Lambeth Palace since 2012, initially as parliamentary assistant and then as a policy adviser focusing on marriage and family life, before taking up his current role two years ago.
20-Jun-2017

Anglican Alliance in joint ecumenical statement for World Refugee Day

The Anglican Alliance has joined a group of 20 Christian organisations in issuing a statement to mark World Refugee Day.
20-Jun-2017

Two Anglican agencies join Australian government's humanitarian response

The Anglican Board of Mission and Anglican Overseas Aid have been selected to join the Australian Humanitarian Partnership, set up by the Australian government, with the aim of responding rapidly to global crises. The partnership has a particular focus on Pacific preparedness and resilience work.
19-Jun-2017
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