Archives for March 2013

Jesus is ‘always making us new’: Archbishop Justin’s Easter sermon

[Lambeth Palace — Press Release] Archbishop Justin has said in his Easter sermon that pinning hopes on individuals in politics and public life is “always a mistake”. But he said Holy Week and Easter remind us of the power of God and the fallibility of human beings – lessons which liberate us to be merciful […]

Canada: Pollesel election in Uruguay ratified

[Anglican Journal] The Anglican Province of the Southern Cone has reconsidered the Diocese of Uruguay’s appeal and has voted to ratify the election of Archdeacon Michael Pollesel as coadjutor bishop. The decision came 10 months after the province’s House of Bishops rejected Pollesel’s election. The Uruguayan diocesan synod had appealed the decision, but “for technical […]

Canada: ‘Dynamic partnerships’ in Cuba

[Anglican Journal] A proposal to fund an office of integrated development for the Episcopal Diocese of Cuba will be submitted for approval this April to a program review committee of Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF). The office will launch a three-year “capacity-building” project to train 25 community leaders annually, at the end of […]

New Zealand: Maori Bible is given new life

[Anglican Taonga] Thirteen years in the making, a new edition of Te Paipera Tapu (the Holy Bible in Māori) has been launched at Te Rau College in Gisborne. A team from Bible Society New Zealand has been reformatting the Māori Bible for a new generation of Māori speakers. So a sense of joy and excitement […]

Diocese of Canterbury welcomes its new archbishop

[Episcopal News Service] Snow and ice hit Kent on the morning of March 23, the day the diocese welcomed its new archbishop at a special service at Canterbury Cathedral. Even with the bitter cold, hundreds filled the cathedral as a smiling Archbishop Justin Welby entered the West Door accompanied by the Very Rev. Robert Willis, […]

Global Anglicans asked to speak up for Syria’s children

[Anglican Communion News Service] Members of the Anglican Communion are being asked to sign a petition asking the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa – to urge Syria’s leadership to allow humanitarian aid to reach civilians. Four million people trapped in Syria need humanitarian aid, more than 2 million of them children. […]

Provide clergy, laity training to prevent violence, say Anglican women

Men and boys essential in ending violence against women and girls

[Anglican Communion News Service] Women from around the Anglican Communion have called for clergy and laity to receive training to “recognize violence and to address it effectively.” In a statement from the Anglican delegation to the U.N.’s Commission of the Status of Women, the international group urged the churches of the Anglican Communion to do […]

Salvadoran activist takes her case to Canada

[Anglican Journal] When El Salvadoran anti-mining activist Vidalina Morales de Gámez travels across Canada to speak to Canadians about the effects of gold mining and the activities of Canadian mining corporations in her country, she brings photos. A photo of the rust-colored San Sebastian River speaks volumes about the contamination it suffered, and died from, […]

Charges dropped against Ugandan anti-corruption campaigner

[Anglican Communion News Service] A retired Ugandan bishop arrested for distributing pamphlets calling for an end to high-level corruption has avoided going to jail. Bishop Zac Niringiye has long been a strong critic of corrupt practices within the country and is at the forefront of advocating for transparency and accountability. In February, he and other anti-corruption […]

‘Pray for peace,’ says Tanzania primate after attack

[Anglican Communion News Service] Christians are calling for prayers and for peace and reconciliation in Tanzania following a horrific attack on the residence of Archbishop Valentino Mokiwa, bishop of Dar es Salaam and primate of the Anglican Church of Tanzania. On the night of March 2, a security guard at the residence of the archbishop […]