Archives for January 2013

Mozambique bishop urges action to prevent more flood suffering

[Anglican Communion News Service] A bishop in flood-hit Mozambique has warned of greater suffering if the flooding disaster that has displaced about 70,000 people is not properly addressed. Bishop Dinis Salomão Sengulane of Lebombo diocese in southern Mozambique said in a recent statement, “The situation is dramatic and it calls for our response if we […]

Bishop of Durham says farewell to his diocese

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Rt. Rev. Justin Welby, bishop of Durham and archbishop of Canterbury-elect, on Jan. 28 bade farewell to the Durham diocese with a message of hope for the people he is leaving behind. Welby attended a service of farewell, thanks and celebration at Durham Cathedral in what was his last public […]

‘Repent, fast, lament for your nation,’ urges Sri Lanka bishop

[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Colombo has called members of the Church of Ceylon to fast, pray and lament over the state of the nation of Sri Lanka after what he described as “the complete collapse of the rule of law” there. The Rt. Rev. Dhiloraj Canagasabey was writing after the government impeached […]

Sexual violence against Syrians must end, Jerusalem bishop says

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani has spoken out against sexual violence affecting women and children escaping Syria and criticized “archaic attitudes” to women that dominate the region. In a piece written for ACNS, the bishop says the crisis in Syria “requires urgent action” and notes that Christians “cannot be silent […]

Tanzania bishop: Africa’s churches should complement state education

[Anglican Communion News Service] A Tanzanian bishop has said African churches have a duty to complement state education to help improve the local lives and the local community. Bishop John Lupaa of the Diocese of the Rift Valley was speaking after the Tanzanian government announced it would re-register Kalimatinde School of Nursing, which is owned […]

Bishop urges African leaders to act on Sudan’s ‘war of horror’

[ via Anglican Communion News Service – Nairobi, Kenya] A panel of African civil society leaders, including Bishop Andudu Adam Elnail, were joined Jan. 23  by the former UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan,  Mukesh Kapila, in urging African political leaders to use the upcoming African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa to end the humanitarian […]

Jerusalem churches celebrate Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

[Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem] During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan. 19-27) ecumenical celebrations are being held throughout the Christian churches in Jerusalem. The Theme for the week is “What Does the Lord Require of Us?” On Sunday, Jan. 20, a 5 p.m. Evening Service in celebration of the week of prayer was […]

England’s laity reject ‘no confidence’ vote in their chair

[Episcopal News Service] A majority of members of the Church of England’s House of Laity rejected a resolution that would have registered a vote of “no confidence” in their chair, Dr. Philip Giddings of the Diocese of Oxford. An emergency meeting of the House of Laity had been scheduled for Jan. 18 at Church House […]

Bishop Justin Welby becomes archbishop of Canterbury-elect

[Lambeth Palace] A medieval ceremony has begun the process of the Rt. Rev. Justin Welby becoming the archbishop of Canterbury. The College of Canons of Canterbury Cathedral has unanimously elected Bishop Justin Welby as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. The 35-strong College of Canons, made up of senior clergy and lay people from the Diocese […]

Anglican university in the Congo attacked

Break-in resulted in damage, no fatalities

[Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion] One of the member schools in Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC) in Africa has been affected by the fighting in Congo. Despite being 250 miles north from the fighting in Goma, the Université Anglicane du Congo experienced its first attack since its opening two years […]