Archives for November 2012

Zimbabwe Anglicans threatened by chain-wielding thugs

[Anglican Communion News Service] Reclaiming church properties has not been as easy as Anglicans in Zimbabwe had hoped with those trying to do so being refused entry and beaten with chains. Writing to supporters around the Anglican Communion, Diocese of Harare Bishop Chad Gandiya said that, despite a Supreme Court order recognizing the cathedral as belonging […]

China’s ‘great visionary’ Bishop K. H. Ting dies at 97

[Episcopal News Service] K. H. Ting, an Anglican bishop prior to China’s Cultural Revolution and a pioneer in the country’s post-denominational era, died on Nov. 22 in Nanjing aged 97. Ting has been described as “an outstanding patriotic religious leader” and “a well-known social activist.” The Rev. Canon Winfred B. Vergara, the Episcopal Church’s missioner […]

Archbishop of Cape Town leads 1000 in procession of witness

Event kick-starts '16 Days of Activism'

[Episcopal News Service] Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba on Nov. 25 led one thousand people in a Procession of Witness to kick-start South Africa’s 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children. Through joining the act of public witness — from Keizersgracht Square to St. Georges Cathedral, Cape Town — Makgoba […]

Uruguay thwarted in attempt to switch provinces

[Anglican Journal] The Diocese of Uruguay says it feels “abandoned and unsupported” after the Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) turned down its request to change provinces. The diocese, which is part of the province of the Southern Cone, has asked that it be transferred to the province of Brasil, which it says is […]

Swaziland’s Ellinah Wamukoya becomes Africa’s first female bishop

[Episcopal News Service] The Anglican Church of Southern Africa made history Nov. 17 when it ordained the first female Anglican bishop on the continent. The Rev. Ellinah Ntombi Wamukoya, 61, became the bishop of Swaziland and the first female bishop in any of the 12 Anglican provinces in Africa during a ceremony at the Mavuso […]

Zimbabwe Anglicans to return to churches after Supreme Court ruling

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans across Zimbabwe and the communion are celebrating after the country’s Supreme Court ruled that the bishop of Harare, the Rt. Rev. Chad Gandiya, is the lawful trustee of diocesan church properties. This decision means Anglicans will once again be able to worship in their church buildings, and the diocese can […]

New Zealand: Deconstruction of Christchurch Cathedral must wait

[Anglican Taonga] The High Court has halted the deconstruction of Christchurch’s severely damaged cathedral – but only until the Church Property Trustees produce plans and commit to building a new Cathedral in the Square. The style of the new cathedral will be left to CPT. Furthermore, the court has ordered that CPT should make “reasonable […]

Anglican World magazine relaunches

Issue bids farewell to one archbishop of Canterbury, welcomes the next

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has spoken about the ‘state of the Communion’ in the official magazine of the Anglican Communion, relaunched at the recent Anglican Consultative Council meeting in New Zealand. Writing in the first edition of Anglican World magazine, Williams said he “hopes and prays” the Communion will always […]

Anglican Consultative Council Digest: Nov. 7

[Episcopal News Service – Auckland, New Zealand] Much happens each day during the Anglican Consultative Council‘s (ACC) 15th meeting. In addition to Episcopal News Service’s other coverage, here’s some of what else went on Nov. 7 (local time), the final day of the Oct. 27-Nov. 7 gathering. White smoke over cathedral Holy Trinity Cathedral Organist […]

ACC holds presentation on Christian witness in a multifaith world

[Anglican Taonga and ACNS] What does it mean to witness to your Christian faith in a multi-faith world? That was the topic of last evening’s public presentation at the ACC, the last of the three for this Auckland gathering. An audience of about 200 heard presentations from three speakers – from the Rev Bruce Keeley, […]