Archives for April 2013

Canterbury, Westminster issue statement on ongoing violence in Syria

[Lambeth Palace — Press Release] Since the very first days of the Syrian conflict in March 2011, we have prayed as we watched in horror and sorrow the escalating violence that has rent this country apart. We have grieved with all Syrians – with the families of each and every human life lost and with […]

Malawi Anglicans: ‘politicians’ turncoat habit impedes nation building’

Diocese tells its political leaders: 'being a politician is a calling from God'

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Diocese of Southern Malawi has called on all the country’s politicians to avoid “the turncoat habit that is prevalent among them” saying it is “unhelpful for nation building and good governance.” The sharp rebuke came in a statement following the Diocese’s 7th Holy Synod meeting in Blantyre from April […]

NZ: Christchurch synod votes for modern cathedral, new diocesan map

[Anglican Taonga] The Diocese of Christchurch, meeting in a special synod April 12-13, has given overwhelming endorsement to the most modern of the three concepts for a new Cathedral in the Square. The synod heard a presentation from the Cathedral Project Group and Warren & Mahoney about the three cathedral options – restored, traditional or […]

Christchurch diocese moves toward reducing size

Special synod also favors modern look for eventual 'permanent' cathedral

[Anglican Taonga] In the wake of the 201-2011 Canterbury Region earthquakes the New Zealand Diocese of Christchurch has voted to take the next step towards a dramatic redrawing of its map. The diocese met in a special synod on April 13-14, and chose to proceed on a path which could see the 46 parishes in […]

Central Africa: Young Anglicans make urgent call for training

[Anglican Communion News Service] Young Anglicans from the Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) have called for urgent training of Sunday School and youth leaders to enhance leadership skills among youth in the province. The call came during a Provincial Youth Executive meeting in Zambia’s capital Lusaka, from April 5 to 7. Items […]

New Zealand: Judge rules on ChristChurch cathedral payout

[Anglican Taonga] Insurance money from quake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral cannot be used to fund the transitional cathedral in nearby Latimer Square, a judge has ruled. However, the Church Property Trustees (CPT) acted in “extraordinary circumstances” in the wake of the earthquakes, says Judge Graham Panckhurst in his ruling released on April 8. CPT has earmarked up […]

New Zealand: Three cathedral options unveiled for Christchurch

[Anglican Taonga] Cantabrians have this morning glimpsed what shape a new Cathedral in the Square could take. Three design options have been unveiled – restored, traditional and contemporary – and over the next month the Diocese of Christchurch and the Church Property Trustees will take those options to the public. They’ll explain the pros and […]

Farm God’s way, reduce food insecurity, says Kenya agriculturalist

[Anglican Communion News Service] An agriculturalist in the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) has encouraged farmers in Africa to adopt a biblically-based version of conservation agriculture known as “Farming God’s Way,” to curb food insecurity on the continent. Stephen Gaturu, a project officer in charge of food security in one of the Regional Development Services […]

Tanzania’s general secretary clarifies archbishop election

[Anglican Communion News Service] The general secretary of the Anglican Church of Tanzania has published a full account of the recent election of the archbishop-elect. The Rev. Canon Dickson Chilongani said the church issued the statement after what he called “speculation and gossip” on the Internet surrounding the election. “We have decided to give details […]